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Sustainable production of biopolymers and other bio-based products

Jul 25 / Jul 26, 2012
 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

July, 25th, Wednesday – Scientific day

09:00

Welcome coffee

09:30

Opening ceremony

10:00

BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES

 

Isolation and characterization of bacterial strains of biotechnological interest from complex microbial systems.
The case of PHAs and biosurfactants production
Mercedes Berlanga, University of Barcelona, Spain

Biopolymers produced by specific bacterial genus
Silvia Batista, Institut of Biological Investigations Clemente Estable, Uruguay

Genomic and functional studies of the metabolism of aromatic compounds in Burkholderia
Michael Seeger, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology, Chile

11:35

PRODUCTION OF BIOPOLYMERS/BIOPRODUCTS FROM BIOMASS

 

Mixed microbial cultures to obtain bioproducts
Maria Reis, New Lisbon, Portugal

PHA and ethanol production from sugarcane bagasse hydrolysate and other carbon sources – Production of PHAmcl
Luiziana Ferreira da Silva and Jose Gregorio Cabrera Gomez, Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo, Brazil

12:35

Lunch (restaurants around FAPESP)

14:30

GENETIC ASPECTS OF BIOPOLYMER PRODUCTION

 

Genome sequence of the polyhydroxybutyrate producer Pseudomonas extremaustralis a highly stress resistant Antarctic bacterium
Nancy Lopez, University of Buenos Aires - CONICET, Argentina

Genetic analysis of Polyhydroxybutyrate depolimerases in Azotobacter vinelandii
Daniel Segura, UNAM, Mexico

Control post-transcriptional of genes involved in polyhydroxybutyrate biosynthesis inAzotobacter vinelandi
Guadalupe Espin, UNAM, Mexico

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

METABOLIC ENGINEERING APPLIED TO BIOPRODUCTS

 

Addressing PHA production from a molecular point of view
Maria Auxiliadora Prieto, CSIC – Biological Research Center, Spain

Recent advances in understanding of PHB metabolism in Ralstonia eutropha
Dieter Jendrossek, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Fermentative production of butanol – chalenges and solutions
Peter Dürre, Institut of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Universität Ulm, Alemanha

July, 26th, Thursday – Applied Bioresource Technology for Biorefinery: industrial and institutional experiences

09:00

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCES ON BIO-BASED PRODUCTS/BIOREFINERIES

 

Integrated production of sugar, ethanol and biodegradable plastics
Roberto Nonato, PHB Industrial, Brazil

Fuel and Chemicals production from low grade biomass
Kirsten Steinbusch, Waste2Chemical, Wageningen, The Netherlands

New opportunities to develop bio-based products related to 2nd generation ethanol production
José Pradella, The Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE), Brazil

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

BIOREFINERY APPROACHES

 

Braskem - news ways to look at the world
Mateus Lopes, Braskem, Brazil

 

Biorefineries - new opportunities for petrochemical industry
Lidia Maria Melo Santa Anna, Petrobrás, Brazil

12:00

Lunch (restaurants around FAPESP)

14:00

APPLICATIONS OF BIOBASED PRODUCTS

 

Biobased products – from lab to market
Evonics Brasil, Brazil – TBC

 

Biobased products – from lab to market
TBC

15:00

Closing ceremony