BioSPRINT Spring School: Opportunities and challenges of process intensification application in lignocellulosic biorefineries
Location: DECHEMA, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, 60486 Frankfurt, Germany (Franz-Patat lecture hall)
Date: 15-19 April 2024
Meeting type: In person
The 5-day Spring School is part of the BioSPRINT Training education and capacity building programme and offers a great opportunity for PhD and Graduate students to gain deep knowledge of process intensification techniques in chemical engineering and valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass. Topics cover the entire value chain starting at upstream purification of hemicellulose sugars, their catalytic conversion into valuable furanic monomers, the downstream processing, and last but not least the formulation and production of biobased polymers.
What else is in it for you?
Expand your network and make new contacts with experts from Academia and industry.
Experience expert talks on specialized topics such as: biorefineries and the bioeconomy, digital simulation and modelling approaches, and sustainability assessments. The special sessions offer valuable insights and the opportunity to stay updated with the latest advancements in these highly relevant fields.
Take the chance to showcase your own research topic at the poster party.
Join our social programme, field trips, and evening activities to get to know each other, foster networking opportunities and explore the city.
Forge new connections with fellow researchers, industry professionals, and the our research experts.
Obtain a certificate upon successful completion of the Spring School!
Register now free of charge:
Poster abstract submission
For our Poster party and to foster the scientific exchange at the BioSPRINT Spring School, we would like you to bring a printed poster (A0 format) to present your current research topic or focus of studies. Please already provide an abstract about this topic with your registration. The abstract (max. 250 words) should shortly summarise the research field and topic as well as include details on e.g. the applied methods, obtained results and impacts etc. In case of any questions, please reach out to: email@example.com .
Deadline extended until February 2024
You will receive more information and recommendations for hotels/accommodation upon registration.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Frankfurt!
BioSPRINT Spring School Programme:
INTRODUCTION & GET TOGETHER
UPSTREAM PURIFICATION OF HEMICELLULOSES STREAMS
CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF HEMICELLULOSE SUGARS
DOWNSTREAM PURIFICATION OF FURAN MONOMERS
Process intensification for separation and solids handling processes
Spinning disc technology and its application to upstream purification of HMC streams
Kinetics of hemicellulose-derived saccharide conversion
Reaction intensification for biorenewables
Contribution of chemical engineering thermodynamics to biorefining process intensification
Optimization and energy integration of the downstream process
The OH-NCO reaction: A world to discover
Current approaches to sustainable polyurethanes
Separation processes supporting sustainable development
Hybrid membrane separation
Membrane separation performance in HMC purification and concentration
Agitated Cell Reactors
Dynamic modelling of chemical reactors
Intensification in downstream processing
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) monitoring in intensified processes
Sugars to Aromatics
The industry perspective of process intensification
Registration & Welcome coffee
The BioSPRINT project
Introduction to TECBP programme
Practical session: Upstream purification
Lignocellulosic biorefineries in theory and practice
Practical session: Polymerisation and Outlook
Closing: Poster award and Issuance of certificates
Introduction to Bioeconomy and Biorefineries
Digital Solutions for Advancing Circular Economy through Biorefining
Introducing LCA with BioSPRINT as case study
Evening activity (tba)/Dinner*
Evening activity (tba)/Dinner*
*on a self-pay basis