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II Brazilian Symposium on Biorefineries

Strategies to add value on biomass chains

September 24th to 26th, 2013 – Brasília – DF – Brazil

Conference web site: http://www.snbr2013.com.br

 

The Brazilian Symposium on Biorefineries is a biannual meeting that aims to promote the debate regarding the potential and challenges of the biorefineries in order to contribute to the green economy development.

Promoted by Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Chemical Industry (Abiquim) and the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (Dechema), the II SNBr will be held from 24 to 26 september, 2013, at the Brasil 21 Convention Center in Brasilia/ DC. http://convencoesbrasil21.com.br/.

The event has the institutional support of The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Iupac), The Iberoamerican Society for the Development of Biorefineries (Siadeb), The Brazilian Association of Fine Chemistry, Biotechnology and its Specialties Industries (Abifina), The Brazilian Association of Sugarcane Industry (Unica), The Brazilian Association for R&D in Innovative Companies (Anpei), European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) and The Regional Council of Chemistry of São Paulo State (CRQ Region IV); this is an Iupac official event. The current sponsors are: Braskem (the major latin American petrochemical industry) and the Brazilian Council of Research and Development (CNPq).

The symposium will bring together people from industry, research institutions, government, and universities from Brazil and abroad.

The economic segments of interest are: agroindustry, chemistry, fine chemistry, biotechnology and pulp & paper. Topics of discussion are:

i) Raw material
ii) Advances in the production processes
iii) Advances in techniques and analytical methods
iv) Economic potential of new products and their sustainability.

New SNBr service:

Our new networking tool helps you to selectively identify and meet the right cooperation and business partners at the SNBr event. Six weeks before SNBr you can already ask for appointments with other SNBr participants, and you in turn can receive meeting requests.. Our online partnering tool helps you to quickly and easily pinpoint your ideal contact persons and arrange 30 minute meetings with them at SNBr. This new service is completely free of charge for all SNBr participants. Join the partnering activities and find new cooperation and business partners.

For more information, please refer to: www.snbr.lifepartnering.com.

Program

The Brazilian Symposium on Biorefineries is a biannual meeting that aims to promote the debate regarding the potential and challenges of the biorefineries in order to contribute to the green economy development.

Promoted by Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) in partnership with the Brazilian Association of Chemical Industry (Abiquim) and the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (Dechema), the II SNBr will be held from 24 to 26 september, 2013, at the Brasil 21 Convention Center in Brasilia/ DC. http://convencoesbrasil21.com.br/.

The event has the institutional support of The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Iupac), The Iberoamerican Society for the Development of Biorefineries (Siadeb), The Brazilian Association of Fine Chemistry, Biotechnology and its Specialties Industries (Abifina), The Brazilian Association of Sugarcane Industry (Unica), The Brazilian Association for R&D in Innovative Companies (Anpei), European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) and The Regional Council of Chemistry of São Paulo State (CRQ Region IV); this is an Iupac official event. The current sponsors are: Braskem (the major latin American petrochemical industry) and the Brazilian Council of Research and Development (CNPq).

The symposium will bring together people from industry, research institutions, government, and universities from Brazil and abroad.

The economic segments of interest are: agroindustry, chemistry, fine chemistry, biotechnology and pulp & paper. Topics of discussion are:

i) Raw material
ii) Advances in the production processes
iii) Advances in techniques and analytical methods
iv) Economic potential of new products and their sustainability.

New SNBr service:

Our new networking tool helps you to selectively identify and meet the right cooperation and business partners at the SNBr event. Six weeks before SNBr you can already ask for appointments with other SNBr participants, and you in turn can receive meeting requests.. Our online partnering tool helps you to quickly and easily pinpoint your ideal contact persons and arrange 30 minute meetings with them at SNBr. This new service is completely free of charge for all SNBr participants. Join the partnering activities and find new cooperation and business partners.

For more information, please refer to: www.snbr.lifepartnering.com.

Program

4pm Registration desk open
6pm Opening Ceremony
7pm Opening Conferences:
Open conference 1: “Efforts of The Brazilian Chemical Society and The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to promote advances on biorefineries” Prof. Dr. Vitor Ferreira (President of The Brazilian Chemical Society)
Open conference 2: “Biorefineries – its scenarios and challenges” Dr. Birgit Kamm (Research Institute of Bioactive Polymers, Germany)
9pm Welcome Cocktail
September 25th, 2013
08am – 09am Registration desk
09am – 12:30pm Biomass for biorefineries
Coordination: UNICA

  1. Oleaginous: Dr. Bruno Laviola (Embrapa Agroenergy, Brazil)
  2. Sugars and starch: Prof. Dr. Claudio Lima de Aguiar (Esalq – University of São Paulo, Brazil)
  3. Lignocelullosic 1 – residues: Dr. José Dilcio Rocha (Embrapa Agroenergy, Brazil)
  4. Lignocelullosic 2 – pulp paper: Prof. Dr. Jorge Luiz Colodette (Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil)
  5. Discussions
12:30pm – 02pm Lunch break
02pm- 05:30pm Advances in production processes for biofuels and chemicals
Coordination: ABIQUIM

  1. Catalytic chemical processes: Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque (University of Cordoba, Spain)
  2. Biochemical processes – fermentation and enzymatic catalysis: Prof. Dr. Jack Saddler (The University of British Columbia and International Energy Agency, Canada)
  3. Thermochemical processes: Dr. Gerhard Ett (Institute for Technological Research, Brazil)
  4. Green products from biomass: Dr. Pieter Imhof (Avantium, The Netherlands)
  5. Discussions
September 26th, 2013
09am- 12:30pm Advances in analytical methods and process integration
– Coordination: School of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

  1. Analytical techniques and its methods applied to biomass chains: Prof. Dr. André Ferraz (University of São Paulo)
  2. Process analytical chemistry for feedstock and products: Prof. Dr. Rick Gustafson (University of New York, USA)
  3. An wood biorefinery: Gisle  Johansen (Senior Vice President R&D and Business Development Borregaard – Norway)
  4. R&D in biomass conversion at Petrobras: Dr. Andrea de Rezende Pinho (Cenpes–Petrobras, Brazil)
  5. Discussions
12:30pm – 02pm Lunch break
02pm – 05:30pm Economic potential of new products and its sustainability
Coordination: Abifina

  1. Development of building-blocks and intermediates for fine chemistry: Prof. Dr. Joseph Bozell (University of Tennessee, USA)
  2. Construction of technological roadmaps for biorefineries: Prof. Dr. Vitor Bomtempo (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  3. Green economy in 21st Century: Dr. Ulrich Schurr (Jülich Research Center, Germany)
  4. Sustainability of biomass use: Dr. Regis Leal (Brazilian Research Laboratory on Bioethanol, Brazil)
  5. Discussions
05:30pm Closure section

Face-to-face meetings which have been scheduled by the SNBr partnering system take place in parallel to the conference programme. For more information on SNBr-Partnering, please visit www.snbr.lifepartnering.com.