BCBT group members attended International Conference

PhD students from our group participated in the 18th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries (RRB 2022) that took place in Bruges, Belgium, from June 1 to 3, 2022.

The conference program covered different topics including biobased chemicals and biodegradable materials, biocatalysis and fermentation processes, bioenergy, biorefining, CO2 capture and utilization, food and agricultural wastes, marine bio-economy, polysaccharides, sustainability analysis and wood and forestry.

On Wednesday, June 1, Julen Ordeñana presented part of his research work in a poster entitled: “Development of an efficient enzymatic cocktail for saccharification of corn fiber”.

On Thursday, June 2, was the turn of Erlinda Rama and Antonio Caivano to present their scientific works. Erlinda presented “Sustainable approach for the detoxification of brewer´s spent grains hydrolysate using bacterial strains”.

The work of Antonio was entitled: “Application of a design, build, test and learn approach to improve the conversion of CO2 by acetogenic bacteria”.

The PhD student Yasmim Fonseca from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil, also presented the poster “Alkaline pretreatment under reduced pressure as an environmentally friendly strategy to extract protein from brewer’s spent grains” with results obtained during her internship at BCBT group.

Finally, “Sustainable approach to biomass fractionation for integration into biorefineries” was the title of the oral presentation given by Eva Balaguer on the last day of the conference, June 3.

The scientific works presented by our researchers aroused great interest of many participants of the conference.