3rd LBNet International Conference

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The Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet) is delighted to present the 3rd LBNet International Conference:  “Challenges and Opportunities in Lignocellulosic Biorefining: Feedstock, Technology and Products”. The need for low carbon renewable materials, chemicals and fuels has never been greater, and the business potential for the sector is stronger than ever. The conference will bring together wide-ranging perspectives from industry, investors and policy-makers, as well as leading researchers performing cutting edge science, to enable valuable discussion of the global biorenewables situation.

Confirmed speakers include:

Arvind Lali, Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology – Mumbai

Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Director of Industrial Biotechnology and Cross-Sectoral Strategy, EuropaBio

Jack Saddler, Professor, University of British Columbia and IEA Biofuels Task Leader

Sean Simpson, CSO and Co-Founder, LanzaTech

Matt Engler, Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Verdezyne Inc

Paul Henderson, Head of Bioeconomy Strategy, BEIS

Joel Stone, Present and Leader in Commercialisation of Industrial Biotechnology, ConVergInce Advisers

Colin Miles, Head of Strategy and Team Leader, BBSRC

Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Senior Science Manager,  Novozymes

Gregg Beckham, Group Leader and senior Engineer, NREL

Kris Wadrop, Director of Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining, CPI

Jenny Mortimer, Director of plant Systems biology, Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Richard van Kranenburg, Professor, Corbion

Dhivya Puri, Senior Technical Lead R&D, Fiberight  

Conference Sessions:

Biorefinery: prospects and perspectives from around the world Chair: Simon McQueen-Mason, University of York

Feedstock, including Pre-treatments overview Chair: Claire Halpin, University of Dundee

Technology: Microbes Chair: Nigel Minton, University of Nottingham

Technology: Enzymes Chair: Neil Bruce, University of York

Products Chair: Paul Mines, Biome Technologies Plc

Projects funded by LBNet Chair: Simon Turner, University of Manchester

There is a registration deadline of 22 March 2018.

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