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Summer School ZELCOR “Zero Waste Biorefineries: Technical Advances and Sustainability Assessment” — September 2-6, 2018 — Wageningen, The Netherlands

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Summer School ZELCOR  “Zero Waste Biorefineries: Technical Advances and Sustainability Assessment”   —   September 2-6, 2018   —   Wageningen, The Netherlands

(Graduate School VLAG)  The 1st Summer School on waste biorefineries in the context of bioeconomy, with a focus on valorization of recalcitrant side streams. A panel of specialists in the biorefinery field will provide an up-to-date state-of-the-art based on the latest advances in terms of scientific knowledge, techno-economical developments and life cycle assessment methodologies.

Organised by The Graduate School VLAG, in co-operation with Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, INRA and NOVA

Date: Sun 2 September 2018 until Thu 6 September 2018

Venue: Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC), Wageningen, The Netherlands

A dedicated summer school training on waste biorefineries in the context of bioeconomy, with a focus on valorization of recalcitrant side streams. A panel of twenty academic and industrial international specialists in this biorefinery field will provide an up-to-date state-of-the-art based on the latest advances in terms of scientific knowledge, techno-economical developments and life cycle assessment methodologies. Key challenging topics will be addressed, such as biomass availability and mobilization, recalcitrant waste characterization by a set of complementary analytical methods, enzymatic and chemical conversions of lignin into functional biomolecules, development of new bio-based sustainable value chains.

In parallel with plenary lectures, the participants will have the chance to apply their acquired knowledge through case studies carried out in groups, and …. to go out and visit a Dutch biorefinery factory.

Target group

The course is aimed at PhD candidates, other researchers and employees of industries interested in bio-based products, NGOs or governmental organisations.  For more information visit: ZELCOR project  READ MORE

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