DECEMBER 15, 2020 (starting at 9.30 am)

09:50-10:00 Welcome
10:00-11:00 Virtual visit to Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP)
11:00-11:15 Virtual visit to Flamac
11:15-11:30 Virtual visit to RADIUS
11:30-12:00 B2B meetings with the Business Development teams of BBEPP, Flamac and Radius
12:00-13:30 Lunch, poster sessions and B2B meetings (also B2B meetings with the Business Development teams of BBEPP, Flamac and Radius)
13:30-13:50 Prof. Wim Soetaert and dr. ir. Sophie Roelants (Ghent University and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Belgium) - presentation of the AppliSurf project
13:50-14:30 Keynote lecture: Dr. ir. Susanne Zibek, Fraunhofer IGB (Germany): Process optimisation and evaluation of mannosylerythritol- and cellobiose lipids
14:30-15:10 Keynote lecture: Prof. Caroline Rémond, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne URCA (France): Biocatalysis to produce alkyl glycosides and sugar esters from wheat bran
15:10-15:30 Coffee break and B2B meetings

Microbial biosurfactants

15:30-15:50 Silvia Jentsch (Evonik Operations GmbH, Germany) - "REWOFERM - A naturally mild and powerful biosurfactant"
15:50-16:10 Huaimin Wang (Citu University, Hong Kong) - "Sophorolipid production from food waste"
16:10-16:30 Prof. Chris Stevens (Ghent University, Belgium) - "A fruitful marriage of biopolymers and their chemical modification toward biosurfactants"
16:30-16:50 Prof. Stephen Euston (Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom) - "Funtional properties of biosurfactants in combination with proteins"
16:50-17:10 Veerle De Clercq (Ghent University, Belgium) - "Sophorolipids, the natural functions unravelled"
17:10-17:50 Keynote lecture: Prof. dr. ir. Rudolf Hausmann (University of Hohenheim, Germany) - "Process and genetic engineering approaches to efficient and robust surfactin bioproduction"
17:50-19:00 Poster sessions and B2B meetings
19:00 End of conference day 1


DECEMBER 16, 2020 (from 8 am to 6 pm)

08:00-09:00 Morning coffee and B2B meetings
09:00-09:40 Keynote lecture: Prof. Philippe Jacques (Lipofabrik, France & Gembloux AgroBio Tech-University of Liège) - "The development of lipopeptide biosurfactants as innovative biocontrol product: to make a long story short!"
09:40-10:20 Keynote lecture: Prof. Carol S.K. Lin (City University of Hong Kong) - "Techno-economic evaluation of a biorefinery applying food waste for sophorolipid production - a case study for Hong Kong"                         
10:20-10:40 Coffee break and B2B meetings
Biocatalytic production of biosurfactants
Chemical production of biosurfactants
10:40-11:00 Yamini Satyawali (VITO, Belgium) - "Lipase catalyzed solvent free esterification for cosmetic, food, flavour, and feed applications" Rebecca Hollenbach (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) - "Optimization of glycolipid synthesis in deep eutectic solvents"
11:00-11:20 Geert Verheyen (University College Thomas More, Belgium) - "INFACT: from INsect to surFACTant" Melike Pala (Ghent University, Belgium) - "Green chemistry meets White Biotechnology:synthesis of novel biosurfactants with promising properties"
11:20-11:40 Nuno Faria (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) - "Applications and downstream processing assessment of Mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL): laundry detergent and marine oils spill responses agent" Camille Chapelle (IAM Montpellier, France) - "Synthesis and characterization of oligochitosan based surfactant for oil in water emulsions"
11:40-13:40 Networking lunch - Poster sessions - B2B meetings                                                                                                               
13:40-14:20 Keynote lecture: Prof. Dr. Eric Déziel (Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie, Canada) - "Rhamnolipids and beyond: how genomic is helping identify new biosurfactants"
Strain engineering for microbial biosurfactant production
Process development for microbial biosurfactant production

Sonja Kubicki (University Düsseldorf, Germany) - "Comparative evaluation of expression modules for recombinant rhamnolipid production in Pseudomonas putida platform strains"

Till Tiso (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) - "Strain and process engineering for designer rhamnolipid production using non-pathogenic recombinant Pseudomonas putida"
14:40-15:00 Sven Dierickx (Ghent University, Belgium) - "An interdisciplinary -omics study to boost continuous bolaform sophorolipid production" James Winterburn (Holiferm, UK) - "Disrupting biosurfactant market economics - an integrated production and platform approach"
15:00-15:20 Sofie Lodens (Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Belgium) - "Strain engineering, process development and scale-up of glycolipid biosurfactants" Tipsuda Subsanguan (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand) - "Development of semi-continuous process for biosurfactants production by immobilized Weissella cibaria PN3"
15:20-15:40 Matthew Twigg (Ulster University) - "Guidelines for improving rigour in future reporting of microbial biosurfactant production" Frederico Ferreira (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) - "Bioprocess development towards efficient mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL): Production by Moesziomyces spp.: the role of sugar-based substrates"
15:40-16:00 Coffee break - B2B meetings  
16:00-16:40 Keynote lecture: Dr. Niki Baccile (Sorbonne Université, France) - "Phase behaviour and stimuli-responsivity of microbial biosurfactants: what do we know? What do we want?"                                                                                                            
Industrial perspectives, TEA and LCA assesments of biosurfactants
Applied research and functional charactarization of biosurfactants
16:40-17:00 Andreas Schonhoff (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany) - "Life Cycle Assessment and economic perspectives of rhamnolipid and mannosylerythritol lipid production" Richard Lock (Holiferm, UK) - "Practical Sophorolipid Based Formulations for Household and Personal Care Products"
17:00-17:20 Jan Creylman (Thomas More University College, Belgium) - "AppliSurf: Screening the APPLIcation potential of a yeast-based bioSURFactant portfolio" Hanumantha Rao Kota (NTNU Trondheim, Norway) - "Interaction of glucoside biosurfactants on copper sulphides and flotation"
17:20-17:40 Roel Bosschaerts (Ecover, Belgium) - Biosurfactants 2.0 Martijn Castelein (Ghent University) - "A microbial assay of novel glycolipid biosurfactants produced by the yeast Starmerella bombicola"
17:40-18:00 Peter Schwab/Stefan Liebig (Evonik, Germany) - "Glycolipids, a new era in natural cleansing" Chloé Seyrig (Sorbonne Université, France) - "Stimuli-responsive biosurfactant-biopolymer structures"
18:00-18:20 Teresa Gea (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain) - "Sophorolipids from insoluble substrates and wastes. Is solid-state fermentation a solution?" Kien Vu (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada) - "Utilization of biosurfactants and nanomaterials for treatment of oil-contaminated soil"
18:20-18:30 Closing remarks