ELB 2018

Publié le 15 février 2018

Chaired by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research and the University of Reims Champagne Ardenne, together with local academic laboratories, ELB 2018 congress is dedicated to the different uses of lignocellulosic resource in both agroecosystems and biotechnology. ELB 2018 congress further aims at providing an overview of the challenges of i) lignocellulose biotransformation in soils, in relation to their fertility and to climate stabilization, ii) lignocellulose conversion by bio-physico-chemical processes to produce biobased chemicals, materials and fuels. The socio-economic point of view will be discussed in the context of the emerging bioeconomy.

Organized in 6 interdisciplinary sessions covering all aspects of lignocellulose transformation and bioeconomy, renowned keynote and invited speakers will present high-level research and their vision for lignocellulose transformation.

1. Biorefining for bioeconomy
Keynote speaker: Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Executive Vice President Strategic Research - VTT, Finland
Keynote speaker: Antoine Missemer, Researcher - CNRS, France

2. Structural and chemical complexity of lignocellulose
Keynote speaker: Art Ragauskas, Professor, Governor's Chair for Biorefining - University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA
Invited speaker: Peter Ciesielski, Senior Research Scientist - NREL Golden, USA

3. Physical, chemical and biological deconstruction of lignocellulose
Keynote speaker: Thomas Farmer, Researcher - University of York, UK
Invited speaker: Anne S. Meyer, Professor - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

4. Lignocellulose as a source of organic matters in soils
Keynote speaker: Claire Chenu, Professor - AgroParisTech, France
Invited speaker: Petr Baldrian, Researcher - Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

5. Lignocellulose as a source of biomolecules for energy and platforms molecules
Keynote speaker: Ed de Jong, VP Development - Avantium, The Netherlands
Invited speaker: Warwick Raverty, Chief Scientist - CIRCA, Australia

6. Biobased materials from lignocellulose
Keynote speaker: Richard Gross, Professor - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Invited speaker: Armand Langlois, President - ENERLAB, Canada

We thus invite you to submit an abstract (for an oral or poster communication) before the 12th of March 2018 and to register as soon as possible to join us in the great city of Reims, which hosts three exceptional UNESCO World Heritage sites and Champagne Houses.

E-mail : ELB-2018@inra.fr