6 - 8 March 2018 / Strasbourg, France


The event agendas time zone is CET.

Pre-event BBI & Bioeconomy’s EU Project Information and Brokerage event - Tuesday March 6th, 2018
Pre-event TEREOS Marckolsheim's and DE DIETRICH Zinswiller's site Innovation Tours - Tuesday March 6th, 2018
BIOKET Conference - Wednesday March 7th & Thursday March 8th, 2018
Conference Dinner by Prosim - Wednesday March 7th, 2018

6 Mar 2018
09:30 – 10:15
Main Hall
Registrations and Welcomes of Participants

Download our full agenda to print it: BIOKET AGENDA (PDF)

10:15 – 12:30
Room: Curie A
Analysis and opportunities of Public Private Partnerships and other European initiatives

PNO Consultants will invite the guests of the session to follow together an hands-on approach to the specific opportunities at hand, focusing on de-risking capital investments and de-costing innovative operations while tackling the full scope of the specific challenges and expect impact at hand. More specifically:

-Analyse specific call for projects available in 2018, with a special focus on BBI JU and LIFE
Filippo GIANCARLO MARTINELLI – Consultant & GA Pipeline Manager – PNO Consultants (Belgium)

- Clarification of the expectations of the BBI JU (European Commission / BioBased Industries Joint Undertaking) in the work program, alignment with societal challenges and new BBI SIRA
Philippe MENGAL – Executive Director - Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (Belgium)

- How to set up a successful EU proposal and secure the grant without committing one-self to deliver the impossible
Filippo GIANCARLO MARTINELLI – Consultant & GA Pipeline Manager – PNO Consultants (Belgium)

- Showcasing a successful BBI Project: AgriChemWhey: An integrated biorefinery for the conversion of dairy side streams to high value bio-based chemicals.
Bill MORRISSEY - Procurement Manager - Glanbia (Ireland)

Key concept of the event is providing the right mixture of public information, in house expertise and concreate opportunities, building much beyond the classic concept of “info day”, thanks to the business friendly environment and technology focus of the event.

12:00 – 14:00
Room: Etoile A
Networking Lunch
13:00 – 18:00
DE DIETRICH's site Innovation Tour

Reserved to BIOKET's participants. Reservation needed. Limited places and upon approval to the welcoming site. 

13:00 – 18:00
TEREOS Marckolsheim's site Innovation Tour

Reserved to BIOKET's participants - Registration needed. Limited places and upon approval of the welcoming site.

14:00 – 17:30
Room: Curie B
B2B Meetings
7 Mar 2018
08:30 – 09:00
Main Hall
BIOKET's welcome

Welcome of participants and registrations

09:00 – 11:30
Room: Schuman
Opening Plenary Session: Overview on KETs

Welcome and BIOKET's presentation: what to expect

Johan DE CONINCK - Business Development Manager - IAR - The French Bioeconomy Cluster (France)

Opening words
Yvon LE HENAFF - Chairman - IAR - The French Bioeconomy Cluster (France)

General view on KETs applied to the Bioeconomy

  • State of the art in Biotechnology and Green chemistry
  • Challenges for the future

Ludo DIELS - Research Leader - VITO (Belgium)

Combining (bio)-chemists and engineering skills to develop smarter processes
  • How to adapt process engineering methodologies to the constraints of the sector and to the level of information accessible to the (bio)chemists to enable them to compare as early as possible various process configurations and to find the best suited, optimized and reliable process in a fast, flexible and cost-efficient manner. 

Roger-Marc NICOUD - President & CEO - Ypso-Facto (France)

11:30 – 12:00
Networking Break
12:00 – 13:00
Room: Schuman
Round Table: In house or outsourced: what is your scaling up strategy?

Is there a unique scaling strategy? What are the key elements to choose the right strategy? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each strategy?

Chairman: Michael KREL – Principal – Sofinnova Partners (France)

  • Yvon LE HENAFF – General Manager – ARD (France)
  • Ena Chan CRATSENBURG - CBO - Ginkgo Bioworks (USA)
  • Michael O’DONOHUE -  Research Director - IBISBA (France)
  • Gert-Jan GRUTER - CTO - Avantium (The Netherlands) (TBC)
13:00 – 14:15
Room: Galerie de Landsberg
Networking Lunch
Biotech processes parallel session
14:15 – 15:35
New frontier for synthetic biology

14:15: Metabolic engineering from the molecule structure to an industrial microorganism
Cyrille PAUTHENIER - President - Abolis (France)

14:35: You design it, we build it! 
Emily LEPROUST - CEO - Twist Bioscience (USA)

14:55: Building a platform to engineer biology
Patrick BOYLE - Head of Design - Ginkgo Bioworks (USA)

15:15: From bits to molecules: protein design for the speciality chemical industry
Alexandre ZANGHELLINI - CEO - Arzeda (USA)

Physico-Chemical processes parallel session
14:15 – 15:35
Novel Lignocellulosic Biomass Pretreatment and Fractionation

14:15: Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass
Anton HAPPEL – Senior Process Technologist – Bioprocess Pilot Facility BV (The Netherlands)

14:35: From forest to food: Novel biomass fractionation – conversion technology
Lisette TENLEP – Senior Research Director – Arbiom Inc (USA)

14:55: Intensified continuous biomass treatment by twin screw extrusion
Sylvie BRUNEL – Development Process Manager – Clextral (France) 

15:15: Pressurized hydrolysis µwave system for the processing of biomass and bio-wastes
Mark GRONNOW – Process Development Unit Manager – Biorenewables Development Center (United Kingdom) 

15:35 – 16:15
Networking Break
Biotech processes parallel session
16:15 – 17:35
Bioreactors and advanced fermentation processes

16:15: VTH Industrial revolution recycling CO2 into carbon chains, real time
Jean-Louis ROUX DIT BUISSON – CEO – Neocarbons (Switzerland)

16:35: Innovative photobioreactors for large scale culture of algal biomass
Frédéric BARBARIN – CEO – Sunoleo supported by GRT Gaz (France)

16:55: BIORARE: BioElectrochemical Systems (BES) applied to waste biorefineries
Théodore BOUCHEZ – Project Leader – IRSTEA (France) 

17:15: Fermentative synthesis of biosurfactants by pseudozyma species using renewable feedstock
Susanne ZIBEK – Industrial Biotechnology Group Manager – Fraunhofer IGB (Germany)

Physico-Chemical processes parallel session
16:15 – 17:35
Extraction and valorization of non-cellulosic fractions of biomass

16:15: Extraction in subcritical water
Nicolas TETARD – International Sales Engineer – Tournaire (France) 

16:35: Train of electric pulses: a promising way for protein extraction from microalgae
Benoît SCHOEFS – Head of the team “Metabolism, Bioengineering of Molecules - U. Le Mans (France)

16:55: Superficial CO2 extraction: overview of industrial applications and forthcoing development
Benoit LEGROS - Scientific and Technical Officer - IFS (France)

17:15: Combination of technologies to optimize extraction performance

Robert MARSELLES – Project Leader – Celabor (Belgium)

17:35 – 18:30

Cheese & Wine by Eurodia

19:30 – 22:30
Networking Dinner

The Networking Dinner is sponsored by Prosim.  
Reservation needed

8 Mar 2018
Biotech processes parallel session
08:30 – 09:50
Novel downstream processes

08:30: Forward osmosis: A novel process for the cold concentration of sensitive liquids
Fabrice GASCONS VILADOMAT – CEO – Ederna (France)

08:50: Extraction and purification of metabolites in biotechnologies by Centrifugal Partition Chromatography
Luc MARCHAL – HDR Laboratory GEPEA – Nantes University (France)

09:10: Purification and valorization of C5-sugars from hemicellulose streams by membrane filtration and hydrothermal processes
Arne GRÖNGRÖFT – Group Leader Fuel & Separation Technologies – DBFZ – Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH (Germany) 

09:30: Continuous chromatography & numerical simulation: how to shorten, optimize and secure the way to industrial scale
Cédric PRIEUR – Corporate Innovation – Novasep (France)

Physico-Chemical processes parallel session
08:30 – 09:50
Revisiting biobased production processes

08:30: Novel natural lipophilic dyes obtained by a green enzymatic process
Lionel MUNIGLIA - Scientific Director - BIOLIE (France)

08:50: Biorizon takes bio-aromatics production to the next level
Paul KÖNST - Scientist Bio-based Chemistry - TNO (The Netherlands) 

09:10: Industrial transformation process for biomass inspired nanomaterials
Vesna ZEPIC BOGATAJ - PhD Senior Researcher - TECOS (Slevenia)

09:30: TBC

09:50 – 10:45
Networking Break
Biotech processes parallel session
10:45 – 12:15
Novel fermentation technologies to valorize gaseous feedstocks

10:45: TBC
Klaus GEZORK - Senior Process Engineer - EKATO (Germany)

11:05: A key role for shared pilot facility to deploy gas fermentation
Hendrik WAEGEMAN - Head of Business Development - Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Belgium)

11:25: Challenges in delivery a demonstration-scale C1 gas fermentation process
Joanne NEARY - Senior Technica Lead - CPI (United Kingdom)

11:45: Valorization of CO2 - rich off-gases to biopolymers'
Heleen DE WEVER - Project Manager - VITO (Belgium)

Physico-Chemical processes parallel session
10:45 – 12:15
Novel physico-chemical processes

10:45: Extrusion process: A versatile and innovative tool for biorefinery 
Pierre FERCHAUD - Project Manager in charge of reactive extrusion - Extractis (France)

11:05: Decontamination of metal treated wood waste and its biorefinering using ultra-cost ionic liquids (UCILs)
Florence GSCHWEND - COO - Chrysalix Technologies (United Kingdom)

11:25: Solid-liquid solvent extraction with all-in-one DDPS extractor
Arnaud ROUTIER – Solution Manager Vegetal Chemistry – De Dietrich Process Systems (France)

11:45REALCAT: A “one-of-a-kind” advanced high-throughput technologies platform for biorefineries catalysts design
Sébastien PAUL – Full Professor - UCCS – Catalysis Unit and Solid Chemistry, Lille (France)

12:15 – 13:30
Networking Lunch
Biotech processes parallel session
13:30 – 14:50
Innovative tools to optimize bio productions

13:30: Digital fermentation – Boosting production through advanced on-line and real-time monitoring of bioethanol industrial fermentation
Marcelo DO AMARAL – CEO – GlobalYeast (Brazil) 

13:50: In vivo evolution joined to robotized fermentation: accelerate the strain adaptation and the process optimization
Julien CESCUT – Manager of Biotransformation Platform – TWB (France)

14:10: Rational design of cell factories
Simao SOARES - CEO - Silicolife (Portugal)

14:30: Bacteriocins applications for the development of new genetic control of microbial strains in industrial fermentation
Philippe GABANT - CSO - Syngulon (Belgium)

Physico-Chemical processes parallel session
13:30 – 14:50
Modelisation and scale-up derisking

13:30: Bioprocess design: key issues for a methodological de-risking of process development and integration of technologies
Hector OSUNA – Innovation Manager – Processium (France)

13:50: Enhancing the development of bio-based products using process modelling and simulation
Marie-Amélie de VILLE d’AVRAY – Resources Sector Manager – Caspeo (France)

14:10: Using modeling tools to rationally compare modern chromatographic processes for saccharide purification
Laurent DAVID - Process Engineer - Ypso-Facto (France)

14:30: Scaling the biobased chemistry, is decentralized production the future?
Thomas LADRAK - Sales Manager - Zeton BV (The Netherlands)

15:00 – 16:30
Room: Schuman
Closing Plenary Session: Next generation of biorefinery

Metsä Group's bioproduct mill: A next-generation biorefinery applying a multitude of KETs
Niklas VON WEYMARN - Vice President Research - Metsä Group (Finland)

Industry of the futur (TBC)
Philippe WATTEAU - Director of LIST - CEA Tech Institute (France)

Digitalization of Biorefineries
Ivan STJEPANOVIC – Business Development Global Account Plant Engineering Software – SIEMENS Industry Software GmbH (Germany)

Conclusions of the first edition