Recently, the historic city of Bologna, Italy, opened its doors to the 31st EUBCE-European Biomass Conference & Exhibition. Between June 5-8, the BCBT group brought forward a suite of significant presentations that underlined our commitment to pioneering biomass and CO2 valorisation research.
On the opening day, Julen Ordeñana presented the promising outlook of sustainable xylitol production in his talk, "Towards a sustainable production of xylitol: Separate hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF) and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF)".
This was closely followed by Erlinda Rama's enlightening presentation on "Production of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO) and acetoin from Paenibacillus polymyxa in single-culture and in co-culture systems".
Her work underlined the vast potential in harnessing bacterial systems for bioproduct synthesis.
The second day, Tuesday, June 6, was marked by a wave of innovative poster presentations by our researchers.
Matteo Ferrito presented his findings on "Extraction of protein from brewer’s spent grain by an enzymatic approach". His study underlined the immense potential of sustainable practices in the bio-industry.
Caroline Perez explained her research on "Enzymatic extraction of lipids from brewer’s spent grain aiming a circular economy". Her innovative study highlighted the role of bio-based solutions in promoting a circular economy.
Eva Balaguer completed day two with her poster on "Development of a sustainable biomass fractionation for integration into biorefineries". Her work sparked conversations about the potential for sustainable biomass integration into future biorefineries.
Day three was equally exciting, with Camilo Ernesto Cabrera giving an insightful oral presentation on "Techno-economic assessment of rice straw conversion into ethanol and xylitol".
Antonio Caivano concluded the BCBT presentations with his innovative poster on "CO2 fixation in mixotrophic growth of acetogens". His research highlighted novel strategies to mitigate one of today's major environmental challenges.
The BCBT group's active participation and remarkable presentations at the EUBCE 2023 reflect our unwavering commitment to shaping the future of green technologies.