10 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020 | Lille, France



10 Mar 2020
10:00 – 12:00
Moving from H2020 to Horizon Europe what are the opportunities for the Bioeconomy?

Plenary sponsored by University of Lille

  • BBI JU impact assessment: 5 years of iPPP!
    Philippe MENGAL - BBI JU
  • How to build a successful project
    Christophe LUGUEL - IAR - The French Bioeconomy Cluster
  • Success stories
    Eelco BLUM - Avantium / Thomas Ladrack - Zeton
    Yann RAOUL - Oleon
  • The green deal challenges & opportunities for the Bioeconomy?
    Philippe MENGAL - BBI JU
  • The framework of Horizon Europe (changes with H2020)
    Hélène ULMER-TUFFIGO - Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Delegation to European and International Affairs, (French NMBP delegate and MSCA delegate)
12:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch
13:00 – 18:00
Innovation Tours - DUNKERQUE AREA Facilities

Among the industries present on the port, we will focus the visit on two companies :

  • BioTfueL : A very promising initiative launched in 2014 by a consortium leaded by Total to transform lignocellulosic biomass (straw, forest waste, dedicated energy crops) into biodiesel and bio-jet fuel via thermochemical conversion.
  • Daudruy Vancauwenberghe & Sons Group One of the Oldest companies of the Dunkirk area, where we will focus on its production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil by Nord-Ester its subsidiary since 2006.
Innovation Tours
13:00 – 18:00
Innovation Tours - SAS PIVERT

PIVERT is an innovative SME anchored at the heart of the Hauts-de-France ecosystem performing industrialisation of agricultural resources valorisation processes.

PIVERT offers 3 service proposals meeting the « Time to Market » challenge and speeding up the whole innovation process, therefore avoiding the need for heavy investment in medium sized equipment and allowing business opportunities at minimal cost:

  • Research & Innovation: to unlock together technological bottlenecks to develop new products.
  • From Scale-up to pre-series production: to industrialise your processes and step-in new markets.
  • Technological hosting: to speed-up your business plan within our industrial site.
Innovation Tours
13:00 – 18:00
Innovation Tours - STELLA LANOLINES

Lanolines Stella is a world key player in the refining of lanolin products.

ISO 9001/15 and GMP Excipact certified, Lanolines Stella is world wide famous for High Quality products and tailor made customer service.

Its clients are among the most prestigious actors in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.

Always at the forefront of the most efficient purification technologies, Lanolines Stella now extends its activity to the high-performance purification of vegetable and animal oils and fats.

In the frame of its diversification strategy, Lanolines Stella now offers toll-manufacturing / processing services via a highly technical industrial tool: a full and flexible molecular distillation processing unit (wiped film and short-path evaporators).

Moreover, to better meet the needs of our future customers, we have also invested in a laboratory pilot molecular distillation to determine the most appropriate parameters that meet the objectives of our customers.

Those versatile equipments makes it possible to distil, thus completely eliminate or greatly reduce, heavy compounds or molecules present in oils and fats of our customers.

Innovation Tours
14:00 – 15:20
B2B meetings
15:20 – 17:00
B2B meetings
11 Mar 2020
08:30 – 09:50
B2B meetings
10:00 – 12:30
Synthetic biology, a multi-stage rocket for the bioeconomy?

Sponsored by Genopole

  • France's leading biocluster for biotechnologies and research in genomics and genetics
    TBA - Genopole
  • Synthetic biology: past, present and future!
    Dr. Jean Loup FAULON - Micalis Institute of INRA
  • Building an artificial chloroplast Drop-by-Drop
    Tarryn MILLER- Max Plancke Institute
  • Constructing a platform to enable diverse industries through synthetic biology
    Kevin MADDEN - Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Round table: Is synthetic biology meeting the industry objectives
    Denis LUCQUIN - Sofinnova Partners
    Thierry AUDIBERT - Givaudan
    Kevin MADDEN - Ginkgo Bioworks
    Neil PARRY - Unilever
    Nicolas SEEBOTH - Michelin
    Anne JOUVENCEAU - Génopole
12:30 – 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 – 15:40
KETs for Algae Biorefinery
  • Comprehensive photobioreactor modeling: from isolated microalgae motion to population growth rate
    Victor POZZOBON - CentraleSupelec
  • Innovative photobioreactor integrating luminous fabric for high microalgae productivity at industrial scale
    Lucie VAN HAVER - Capacités
  • Fermentation and valorisation beyond borders Marc BUEVINK - CEO Biostream international
  • From CO2 sequestration to biofuel production thanks to microalgae liquefaction
    Anne ROUBAUD - CEA Liten
  • TBA
    Marcella FERNANDES DE SOUZA - Ghent University
14:00 – 15:40
KETs for Biomass Pretreatment
  • Catalytic pyrolysis of biomass towards aromatics and subsequent conversion towards bioplastics
    Andre HEERES - Groningen
  • TBA
    John ANDRESEN- Heriot Watt University
  • TBA
    TBC - BIO-Sep
  • Intensified continuous biomass treatment by twin screw extrusion
  • TBA
    TBC - Axens 
14:00 – 15:40
KETs for lignin valorisation
  • The value of stabilized lignin
    Florent HEROGUEL - Bloom
  • Role of lignin valorization in modern biorefineries
  • Joining forces to enable commercial production of functionalized biobased aromatics: lignovalue pilot & shared research centre Biorizon
    Karolien VANBROEKHOVEN - Vito
  • Catalytic conversion of lignin to bio-aromatic compounds – process design and assessment for industrial implementation
    Kerstin THIELE - Fraunhofer CBP
  • TBA

15:30 – 16:40
Coffee Break

16:40 – 18:20
Applications of KETs
  • Product and raw material diversification in the starch, sugar and ethanol industry, synergies between production units
    Alessandro GUZZONE – Vogelbusch Biocommodities 
  • Fermentative Production of Isobutene in Demonstration Scale
    Anita MAY - Fraunhofer CBP
  • Microbubble Technologies Invented by Desai and Zimmerman
    Pratik DESAI – Perlemax  
  • Stabilisation of emulsions by vegetal coproducts
    Jérôme LENOTRE - Pivert 
  • Synthesis of a new set of lipoamino acids from brewery spent’s grains Benoit MOREAU – HEPH-Condorcet 
16:40 – 18:20
KETs for Ecoextraction

Session sponsored by Tournaire

  • Green extraction as economic, social and environmental concept for converting plant-based raw material to sustainable ingredients
    Farid CHEMAT - Green Univ Avignon
  • The challenge of scaling-up microwave assisted technologies
    Marilena RADOIU -  Microwave Technologies Consulting
  • World’s first off-grid mobile supercritical fluid extraction hardware: opening new doors
    Alexander NOVITSKIY -Nova Extraction 
  • TBA
  • Vegetable extraction using liquefied gas as solvent
    Alain VALLAGEAS - Celsius

16:40 – 18:20
KETs to enzymatic catalysis and processes associated with biotechnology
  • PARAGEN 1.0: a bacteriocin gene library to control microbial communities
    Philippe GABANT - Syngulon 
  • Cellobioselipids and Mannosylerythritollipids: Process Optimization for the Production and Purification of Microbial Biosurfactants
    Susanne ZIBEK - Fraunhofer IGB
  • Artificial Intelligence: next phase in protein engineering
    Juan JIMENEZ - Protera Biosciences 
  • TBA
    TBC - Azerda
  • Implementation of an enzyme membrane reactor to intensify the enzymatic β-glycosylation of resveratrol
    Morad CHADNI – CEBB -URD ABI AgroParisTech

18:30 – 19:30
Cocktail "Cheese & Wine"

Sponsored by Eurodia

20:30 – 23:00
Networking Dinner

Sponsored by PNO Consultants

Registration to the dinner is mandatory if you wish to attend.

12 Mar 2020
08:00 – 09:30
B2B meetings
09:30 – 11:00
Bring your innovations to Market

Sponsored by ARD

    • How to speed up time to market of innovations?
      Jean Christophe Duval - ARD
      Olivier Rolland - TWB
      Cyrille Pauthenier - Abolis
    • How to finance the acceleration of start-up?
      Jean Christophe Duval – ARD         
      Dr. Michael Brandkamp - ECBF
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:50
KETs for process control, optimization and modelling
  • Heat Transfer Scale-up of Batch Reactors: still a challenge?
    Philippe LEURENT - Prosim
  • Gas Fermentation Laboratory Design
    Alex SMITH - CPI
  • Game-changing technologies for microbial shake flask cultures
    Hendrik SCHMIDT - Aquila-Biolabs
  • TBA
    Ludovic HENIN - Boccard
11:30 – 12:50
KETs for DSP
  • Flottweg - Extractis : A win-win partnership to offer Biotech players, highly qualified separation solutions
    Jean-Sébastien BIZOT/ Olivier DUPUIS - Flottweg - Extractis
  • Thin film technology - evaporation and drying
    Jacqueline PANAROTTO - BUSS SMS Canzler
  • Dry Tribo-electrostatic Protein Enrichment of Distillers Grains
    Thomas WOLAK - SteqTech
  • Modeling and simulation of ion-exchange in bioprocesses - illustrations from industrial biotech to biopharma
    Hector OSUNA - Ypso-Facto
11:30 – 12:50
KETs for Wood biorefinery
  • The wonderful opportunity provided by biochemicals to displace fossil fuels
    Ed Wilson- Novapangea
  • Bio3 : A bio-refinery to valorize hardwood sugar without degrading cellulose, to produce bio-based ingredient for food and chemical industries
    Marie CHAUVE / Jérémy BOUCHER - Eurodia / Fibre Excellence 
  • Chemically modified microfibrillated cellulose:A new reinforcing additive for adhesive and thermoplastic resins
    Alex BERG - University of concepcion
  • Bio4Products: Unlocking the potential of biomass for a new range of bio-based products
    Hans HERRES - BTG
13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 – 17:00
Carnot 3BCAR

INRAE: Born January 1, 2020 from the merger of INRA and IRSTEA, INRAE is France's new National Institute for Research on Agriculture, Food and the Environment. This new community of more than 10,000 people is dedicated to carrying out research in Agriculture, Food & the Environment in France and abroad.

3BCAR Carnot Institute mobilizes two key levers for Bioeconomy emergence: Biotechnologies and Green chemistry; gathering multidisciplinary approaches from biomass production, biorefinery until functional properties. Circular economy is considered by waste and byproducts valorization, cascading uses and eco-design.

Plant-based chemistry is a strategic sector of the European bioeconomy through addressing solutions to the economic and environmental challenges faced by the chemical industry. Among the different segments, the (poly)phenols market has grown significantly in the last twenty years and analysts estimate that this trend will continue to grow in the coming years, especially with the demand for “green chemistry”. Phenolic acids, a diversified family with very proven antioxidant properties have in particular attracted considerable attention over the last two decades.
The Carnot 3BCAR network (https://3bcar.fr/en/) invites you to a half-day update of the innovation potential of these molecules through a study case of ferulic acid (3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl prop-2-eonic acid), a phenolic acid having a consolidated market position with a growth rate stimulated by its diverse applications of significant growth potential: food and beverages industry (flavours, antioxidants), pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry (skin creams, sunscreens)… 
The workshop will bring together experts from industry and academia with the aim of identifying future technological and scientific priorities to effectively address challenges of cost competitiveness and scale up of ferulic and other small phenolic molecules.

14:00 – 17:00
IBISBA (EU project's workshop)

IBISBA (www.ibisba.eu) is an emerging, European-based distributed R&D infrastructure that brings together best-in-class European R&D facilities, including biofoundries, creating a wider framework for accelerated end-to-end bioprocess development, the aim being to rapidly deliver industry-ready processes and thus reduce time to market.

In this session, we will appraise the current state of play in the bio foundry area and examine how biofoundries are likely to evolve in the future. We will focus on the IBISBA concept, looking at how biofoundry activities can be better developed within the wider framework of end-to-end bioprocess development, an approach that is being promoted by IBISBA. Moreover, we will examine some of the challenges related to injecting industry constraints into early phase bioprocess development.

This session will bring together leading researchers from the IBISBA network of research facilities, Prof. Paul Freemont (Imperial College London) who is heading the Global Foundry Alliance and industry players involved in the development of commercial biofoundries. The workshop will be a lively combination of talks and debates in which the audience will be invited to play a full, active role.

14:00 – 17:00
VALUEMAG (EU project's workshop)

Current major world issues are, on one hand, environmental problems such as global warming and air and ground pollution, and on the other hand, fuel supply. A very promising alternative that is becoming more and more popular consists in the development of microalgae-based bio-refineries.
In this respect, the VALUEMAG project proposes a revolutionary, innovative, and eco-friendly solution to reduce significantly the associated costs, and thus building more efficient microalgae-based  bio-refinery systems.

The event agenda's time zone is CET.