Perspectives of Knowledge-Based Bioeconomy: Challenges and Solutions for the Future
The finite nature of fossil resources makes it necessary to open up and to develop the use of novel resources. The knowledge-based bioeconomy offers several approaches to use sustainably produced biomass as raw materials. Recent developments in the field of the utilization of biological resources show new perspectives and ways of how to substitute fossil resources in well-known processes as well as to develop new techniques and products.
In the course of this conference, organized by the French embassy and BioTOP Berlin-Brandenburg, experts in the field will give an overview of the following topics:
- National and European Strategies on Bioeconomy
- New Bioconversions
- New Production Processes
- New Bio-Based Materials
The following speakers have confirmed their participation:
- Prof. Hans-Peter Fink, Head of the Fraunhofer IAP, Potsdam-Golm
- Prof. Thomas Hirth, Head of the Fraunhofer IGB, Stuttgart
- Prof. Christine Lang, CEO of Organobalance GmbH and Head of the Bioeconomy Council, Berlin
- Dr. Christian Patermann, former Director of GD Research at the EU-Commission, Consultant for bioeconomy, Bonn
- Dr. Joachim Schulze, Head of the Biotechnology Division at ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH, Leuna
- Nicolas Tinois, Project Manager at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich
- Dr. Paul Colonna, Director of the Carnot Institute for Bioenergy, Biomolecules and Biomaterials of Renewable Carbon (3BCAR), Paris, and Scientific Delegate for Sustainable Development, INRA, Nantes
- Dr. Nic Lindley, Biological Systems Engineering & Process Laboratory (LISBP), Toulouse
- Dr. Redouane Borsali, Director of the Carnot Institute “PolyNat”, and Director of the Research Center on Plant Macromolecules (CERMAV), Grenoble
- Prof. Jean-Loup Faulon, Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (iSSB), Evry
- Prof. Magali Remaud-Simeon, Biological Systems Engineering & Process Laboratory (LISBP), Toulouse
The event will be held in English and the participation is free of charge.
Please bring an official identification document (personal ID, passport) with you. Otherwise you are not allowed to enter the Embassy of France.