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ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE ON EMERGING BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT AND BIOREFINERY DEVELOPMENT

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federicoIIpiccApril 4|5, 2016
Organisation: University of Naples Federico II
Location: Naples, Italy
Venue: Sala Azzurra Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo - Via Cintia, 4 IT - 80126 Napoli
Application submission deadline: March 2, 2016
Info: training-course@iupac-rome2016.it

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The Conference will be preceded by an Advanced Training Course focused on Emerging Biotechnologies for Sustainable Waste Management and Biorefinery Development, addressed to Master graduates, PhD students and PhD. During the course, up to-date lectures will be given with the aim to stimulate interactive discussions among participants and speakers.
The participation is free of charge and the admission is allowed based on abstracts’ evaluation.
The Deadline for Abstract Submission is March 2, 2016.

The course is reserved to the authors of abstracts which will be selected by a Review Commission. The Review Commission will select the best 100 abstracts and the results will be released by March 18, 2016.
Abstract topic: Besides abstracts on the topics which are strictly related to the technical sessions of the training course, the presentation of abstracts concerning the other technologies and socio economic aspects of the current and emerging strategies for waste management and biorefinery developmentis also encouraged.

The authors of the best 50 abstracts will be also admitted to exhibit a poster during the Advanced Course and 10 out of them will have the opportunity to present it in the framework of the course.
The best 3 posters will be awarded with a free registration to the 6th International IUPAC Conference On Green Chemistry in Venice.
A Special fee for the XXI IUPAC CHEMRAWN Conference - Rome, April 6-8 2016 is foreseen for all the Course attendees.

base bioassort logologo eu logo marie curieThe Advanced Training course is sponsored by the FP7 EU funded project BIOASSORT n°318931 - "Improvement of technologies and tools, e.g. biosystems and biocatalysts, for waste conversion to develop an assortment of high added value eco-friendly and cost-effective bio-products".  www.bioassort-europe.com

 

AGENDA

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APRIL 4, 2016 - DAY 1
8.00am - 9.00am REGISTRATION AND POSTERS SETTING-UP
Official Opening
9.00am - 9.10am WELCOME
Institutional greetings
9.10am - 9.15am Piero Salatino
Dean of the School of Polytechnic and Basic Sciences presentation
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
9.15am - 9.20am Rosa Lanzetta
Director of the Department of Chemical Sciences presentation
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
9.20am - 9.25am Renata Piccoli
Dean of the School Biomolecular and Industrial Biotechologies degree courses presentation
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
9.25am - 9.30am Giovanni Sannia
Coordinator of Doctoral School in Biotechnology presentation
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
IUPAC presentation
9.30am - 9.45am IUPAC, Chemistry Committment for the Environment
Mario Malinconico
National Research Council, Naples, ITALY
BIOASSORT project and BIOASSORT partners' contributions on emerging biotechnologies for sustainable waste management
Chairwoman:
Vincenza Faraco
Dept. of Chemical Sciences - University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
9.45am - 10.30am BIOASSORT project for the valorization of municipal and agro-industrial wastes
Vincenza Faraco
Dept. of Chemical Sciences - University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
10.30am - 11.00am COFFEE BREAK
11.00am - 11.45am Utilization of agro-residual waste for the production of fuels and chemicals
Binod Parameswaran
Biotechnology Division, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum – 695 019, Kerala, INDIA
11.45am - 12.30pm Research on agricultural residues as feedstock for a biorefinery. Case study: olive biomass
Eulogio Castro
Dept. Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Univ. Jaén, SPAIN
12.30pm - 1.30pm LUNCH
1.00pm - 2.00pm POSTER SESSION
Other emerging biotechnologies for sustainable waste management
Chairwoman:
Maria Luisa Tutino
Dept. of Chemical Sciences - University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
2.00pm - 3.00pm Biogas production for sustainable waste management
Maritta Kymäläinen
Dr.Tech. Biorefinery Research Team Manager Häme University of Applied Sciences, Hämeenlinna, FINLAND
3.00pm - 4.00pm Hydrogen production by dark fermentation
Hélène Carrere
Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology/INRA, Narbonne, FRANCE
4.00pm - 4.30pm COFFEE BREAK
Involvement of stakeholders for a sustainable, circular economy
Chairwoman:
Teresa Del Giudice
Dept. of Agriculture - University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
4.30pm - 5.30pm Life Cycle Assessment of waste management processes in Campania region. Thermal, chemical and biological conversion of organic fractions into platform chemicals, biofuels and electricity, within a circular economy framework
Sergio Ulgiati
Parthenope University of Napoli, Naples, ITALY
5.30pm - 6.00pm Involving communities: outreach challenges for bioeconomy
Gabriella Duca
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
6.00pm CONCLUSIONS
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APRIL 5, 2016 - DAY 2
9.00am - 10.00am WELCOME COFFEE and POSTER SESSION
Industrial session
Chairman:
Martino Di Serio
Dept. of Chemical Sciences - University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
10.00am - 10.30am NOVAMONT and its model of biorefinery integrated in the local area
Maria Dani
Novamont S.p.A., ITALY
10.30am - 11.00am Biochemtex Biorefinery Concept. A platform for the development of green chemistry based on II generation
biomasses

Pietro Palmisano
Biochemtex S.p.A., ITALY
11.00am - 11.30am The state of the art of anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste in Europe
Bruno Mattheeuws
OWS nv, Gent, BELGIUM
11.30am - 11.45am COFFEE BREAK
11.45am - 12.15pm Presentation - Bio Based Europe Pilot Plant: 'closing the gap in the innovation chain'
Frederik De Bruyn
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
12.15am - 12.45pm Monaghan Biosciences Ltd.: Industrial enzyme development in 2016
Michael Crossin
Monaghan Biosciences Ltd
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION
12.45pm - 1.15pm Interactive discussion
1.15pm - 1.45pm POSTER COMPETITION:
PRESENTATION OF THE BEST 10 POSTERS
1.45pm - 2.30pm LUNCH
European fund raising for sustainable waste management (Open Session)
Chairman:
Leopoldo Angrisani
University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
2.30pm - 3.15pm The waste dimension in Horizon 2020
Matteo Di Rosa
APRE - Agency for the Promotion of European Research, ITALY
3.15pm - 4.00pm Opportunities for agricultural research in Europe in the Bioeconomy perspective
Stefano Bisoffi
Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA), ITALY
4.00pm - 4.45pm Industrial biotechnology in Horizon 2020: opportunities within a Bioeconomy perspective
Lucia Gardossi
University of Trieste, Trieste, ITALY
4.45pm - 5.00pm Presentation of the "Europe Direct LUPT” – University of Naples Federico II, part of Europe Direct network of European Commission
Mariano Bonavolontà
Information and Communication Officer for the Europe Direct LUPT UNINA, Naples, ITALY
5.00pm - 5.10pm Presentation of the section "European Space of Research and European Fund Raising" of the "Europe Direct LUPT"
Vincenza Faraco
Dept. of Chemical Sciences - University of Naples Federico II, Naples, ITALY
Keynote
5.10pm - 6.10pm Science and Societal Needs
Leiv K. Sydnes
Department of Chemistry - University of Bergen, Bergen, NORWAY
Awards Ceremony
6.10pm - 6.30pm PROCLAMATION OF THE BEST 3 POSTERS
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THE COURSE

The Advanced Training Course is focused on “Emerging Biotechnologies for Sustainable Waste Management and Biorefinery Development” and it is addressed to Master graduates, PhD students and PhD. During the course, up to-date lectures will be given with the aim to stimulate interactive discussions among participants and speakers. The Advanced Training Course is sponsored by the EU funded project “BIOASSORT”(n°318931) - "Improvement of technologies and tools, e.g. biosystems and biocatalysts, for waste conversion to develop an assortment of high added value eco-friendly and cost-effective bio-products" (www.bioassort-europe.com). Both early stage and advanced researchers of BIOASSORT project partners will take part in the course as audience and speakers, respectively.

The course is organized in the following sessions:

BIOASSORT project and BIOASSORT partners' contributions on emerging biotechnologies for sustainable waste management

BIOASSORT is the acronym of the project titled "Improvement of technologies and tools, e.g. biosystems and biocatalysts, for waste conversion to develop an assortment of high added value eco-friendly and cost-effective bio-products", funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, within the Seventh European Community Framework Programme. This section will start with a lecture held by the project coordinator on the main results of the BIOASSORT project: improvement of technologies and biological tools for the conversion of Fractions of Municipal Solid Wastes and agro-industrial wastes. Furthermore, some BIOASSORT partners will show the most emerging and latest biotechnological strategies for the wastes upgrading: the utilization of the agro-residual waste for the fuel production and high value added products and the main perspective on mechanical-biological treatment of municipal solid waste will be discussed.

Other emerging biotechnologies for sustainable waste management

Over the past decade, an increasing interest has been recorded about the emerging strategies to improve the solid waste management and toprovide, in the same time, alternative clean energy sources. In this section, the idea of using the municipal wastes as feedstock for biogas production by anaerobic digestion will be shown as a promising solution to environmental conservation, sustainability and supplies of “clean” energy. Moreover, an overview on the dark fermentation and anaerobic digestion processes for the hydrogen production will be proposed.

Involvement of stakeholders for sustainable, circular economy

The environmental impacts and sustainability associated with all the stages of waste management will be examined in order to verify the environmental performances of new technologies, their social acceptance and economic viability. In particular, there will be the description of the methodsadoptedto carry out this analysis by Life-cycle assessment (LCA) in order to assess the potential (environmental) associated aspects. The LCA is a systematic tool consisting of the inventory of relevant inputs and outputs of the process, the evaluation of the potential environmental impacts associated with those inputs and outputs, and the interpretation of the results of the inventory and impact phases in relation to the objectives of the study.

Industrial session

Some companies will show their new technologies, applications and innovative solutions, based on sustainable biomass, complementary to petroleum derived materials and fuels, overcoming the inherent limitations of fossil-based derivatives, and without upsetting the food chain. Furthermore, the biorefinery concept will be described, with the aim of integrating biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce bio-based products (food, feed, chemicals, materials) and bioenergy (biofuels, power, heat) using all the different components of biomass providing solutions for  specific environmental problems and reducing the fossil fuel and oil consumption.

European fund raising for sustainable waste management (Open Session)

The course will end with a session - opened to all the interested researchers through previous registration - on European fund raising for sustainable waste management. Horizon 2020 is the biggest European Union Research and Innovation program ever, with nearly €80 billion of funding. In this section, the opportunities of the EU bioeconomy and industrial biotechnology development will be shown, according to priorities in 2016-17 Horizon 2020 work programs (WPs). The Focus will be particularly put on the pillars “Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies-LEITs”, Societal Challenges 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy) and Societal Challenges 5 (Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials). This will include a presentation of the funding opportunities related to the upgrading of wastes in the frame of the area “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Challenge” in Horizon 2020 for the transition towards a circular economy. Finally, there will be the presentation of the European Centre of the University of Naples Federico II "Europe Direct LUPT”, part of Europe Direct Network of the European Commission with particular reference to its inner section "European Space of Research and European Fund Raising".
REGISTER TO THE OPEN SESSION

A keynote on "Science and societal needs" will end the Advanced Training Course

Today the world is facing urgent problems that have to be solved on a solid scientific basis. To achieve this scientists have to develop both their sciences and their societal competence. Chemists are in a key position given the chemical basis of our existence.

OUTPUTS OF THE ADVANCED TRAINING COURSE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN A SPECIAL ISSUE OF RISE - THE REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ON EUROPE - www.edlupt.eu/rise

 

POSTER GUIDELINES

Presenter responsibilities
Poster presentation must be prepared in advance. There are no facilities to prepare the poster at the Conference.
Each presenter is responsible for setting up their own poster presentation and for removing it at the end of the Conference. Presenters will be expected to be present at the allocated poster session time on Monday, the 4th of April at 8:00

Display location
A poster board will be allocated to each poster. This will maximise the chances of each paper being seen by as many conference delegates and exhibition trade visitors as possible.

Timetable
Set-up Time: Posters are expected to be put up for display as early as possible on Monday morning, 4 April 2016.
Viewing Time: Posters will be viewable in the lunchtime during the training course days.
Dismantling Time: Presenters are asked to remove their posters by the close of the conference Tuesday 5 April 2016.
Posters that are not removed by the allocated time will be removed by the organisers who assume no responsibility for display materials not removed at the appropriate time.

POSTER PREPARATION GUIDELINES

Presentation Purpose
One purpose of a poster paper presentation is to promote informal discussion. It is a graphic display of a written manuscript. The poster presentation stands by itself as a summary of the research and usually contains an overview of research objectives, experimental methods, materials, results and a discussion. Posters optimise one-to-one communication and provide an opportunity to discuss mutual research interests on an informal basis.
The organisers of this Training CourSe are committed to providing a high-calibre program and urge poster presenters to consider the preparation of their poster carefully. Presenters are encouraged to make full use of their available space.
Posters are not intended as a mechanism for advertising products or services. Posters consisting of commercial brochures describing products or services or that are not of appropriate quality may be rejected on-site.

Presentation Hints & Suggestions
All posters should include some variation on the following elements: title, authors, abstract, method and materials, results and conclusions. References should be included where appropriate. The inclusions of an introduction and acknowledgements are optional. The abstract and any introduction should be different.
The poster title should extend across the top of the poster, and include the title, plus author(s) and affiliation(s) on the next line.
An interested individual who is not necessarily familiar with your field of expertise should be able to follow your poster. To ensure this:

  • organise the poster units in an orderly manner for a logical flow from top to bottom or left to right;
  • number the units in the order you want them viewed or use connecting lines to guide the reader as in a flow chart;
  • use headings and colour
  • test your poster by laying it out and asking a colleague to critique it;
  • start the poster with a clear and concise objective;
  • have sections on experiments or research methods as appropriate and devote the main part of the poster to your results;
  • finish with a brief conclusion;
  • make liberal use of large photos, figures, tables, diagrams, maps etc; and,
  • do not attach typewritten sheets to the poster presentation, as it is impossible to read these from a distance.
  • It is also good to display email address that you may be contacted on.

Presenters may also provide sign-up sheets or contact cards on or near their poster board to record names and addresses of attendees who want further information.
Poster size: width - no wider than 2,3 feet (70 cm)
Poster size: height - no longer than 3,3 feet (100 cm)

 

 

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