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Programme and presentations

Tuesday June 25th

 

BIOECONOMY DELIVERS

Leading pioneers and business executives will provide us an overview of changes and trends in bioeconomy to unravel the opportunities, solutions and drivers in developing a sustainable bioeconomy 2.0. The Circular Bioeconomy offers many approaches to preserving the climate and the environment for future generations. 

 

TUESDAY JUNE 25TH

Bioeconomy In Action – how do we develop a circular bioeconomy, supporting an overall sustainable development?

11.00

Registration Open

12.00 – 12.30

Lunch Buffet

 

 
  • Needs And Requirements For Realising A Bioeconomy 2.0 From A Stakeholder Perspective 
    By Agnes Borg, Industrial Biotech Director, Europabio.  
 

14.15

Coffee

 

Bioeconomy At Work – How To Operate The Economic Potentials In Using Renewable Biological Resources?

Four Pioneers Operating Bioeconomy Share Their Experiences.

 

 

  16.00   Visits at Aarhus University, Foulum Pilot Plants  
  • Uffe Jørgensen, Centre Director, Centre for Circular Bioeconomy
  • Biogas Research Facilities
    Morten Dam RAsmussen, Deputy Head, Dep. of Engineering and Mogens Møller Hansen, Buildings Manager, Biogas Plant
  • Experimantal Field Crop Research, Foulumgaard
    Uffe Jørgensen, Centre Director, Centre for Circular Bioeconomy and Poul Erk Lærke, Senior Reseacher, Agroecology. 
17.00 Official inauguration of Aarhus University's new demonstratio scale GREEN BIOREFINERY
18.00 Return to Viborg
19.15 DINNER and networking at Nytorv Street Food, Viborg Snapsting


Wednesday June 26th

 

THE PROTEIN CHALLENGE

A crucial element in the further development of bioeconomy is the increasing demand for protein ingredients. Not only as feed for animals, but also as food. However, we need to grow or extract this protein in a way, that reduces the environmental impact of protein production.  

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26TH

BIOECONOMY IN ACTION – ACROSS EUROPE, WE NEED TO IMPROVE THE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESSOURCES AND OPEN NEW AND DIVERSIFIED MARKETS IN FOOD, FEED, BIO-BASED PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND BIOENERGY.

      Highlights on the importance of encouraging the adoption, update and coherence of Protein Strategies to exploit opportunities offered by existing and new circular bioeconomy value chains.    
08.00 Registration open

08.30-9.00

Coffee

 

  

 10.00

Coffee

    
12.00 What are the need for future education in bioeconomy? An interactive session with the ABBEE (Accellerating the transistion towards the Bio-Based Economy via Education) project coordinator Gerlinde van Vilsteren, Wageningen University
12.15 Lunch 
13.00-22.00

Technical Tours

Indicate your choice upon registration. Note – there is a limited no. of participants on each tour. 

  • Arla Foods Ingredients 
  • Greenlab Skive 
  • KMC Food Innovation Centre
  • Madsen Bioenergi
Dinner on the return-trip 
22.00
Return to Viborg/Foulum


Thursday June 27th

NEW PROTEIN SOURCES FOR EUROPE

Insights and outlooks on the development of new protein sources – what are they and how far are we in tapping their potentials? THREE SESSIONS on NEW SOURCES OF PROTEIN elucidating relevant aspects of the new protein sources with a circular perspective on their production- and value chains to map the state of the art and identify knowledge gaps on key topics. 

  THURSDAY JUNE 27TH  
  08.30-9.00      Coffee    
Proteins from green biomassProteins from algaeProteins from mussels, starfish, worms and insects
09.00

Bringing protein to the market - the case of alfalfa concentrated extract 
by Valentine Claudon, Development Manager, Lucerne Research and Development (L-RD) 

Cultivation of microalgae
by Malene Fog Lihme Olsen, Senior Specialist, Danish Technological Institute 
Opportunities and challenges of producing insects at industrial scale / Lars-Henrik Heckmann,  Head of Section, PhD, Danish Technological Institute

Functional proteins from vegetable and arable crop residues
by Paulus Kosters, GreenProtein Project manager, Royal Cosun

Production of macroalgae in the open ocean
by Urd Grandorf Bak. Research Manager, Ocean Rainforest
Status, challenges and opportunities in the production of mussels and mussel protein in Denmark
by Jens Kjerulf, Professor, National Institute for Aquatic Ressources
10.00

Green biorefinery technology development, Pilot and demo-scale facilities at Aarhus University 
by Morten Ambye-Jensen, Assist. Prof. Biorefinery, Aarhus University

Extraction of protein from macroalgae
by Ingrid Undeland, Professor, Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science, Chalmers
Blue Mussel cleaning and processing
by Margrét Geirsdottir, Northlight Seafood
The pros and cons of using ensiled grass as the feedstock for green biorefinery  by Marketta Rinne, Professor, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)Differences in protein fractionation from aquatic and green biomass
by Angelica Tamayo Tenorio, Food Process Engineering, Wageningen University
Processing insects for the production of protein
by Dirk Sindermann,  Head of Process Technology - Renewables, GEA Group
 Mealworm biorefinery and processing for food products Marieke Bruins, Senior Scientist, Wageningen Food and Biobased Research
11.00-12.00

Poster session

Climate KIC workshop 

12.00Lunch
13.00

Quality requirements and nutritional value of protein products for feed from biorefined green biomass
by Søren Krogh Jensen, Senior researcher, Molecular nutrition and reproductivity, Aarhus University

Microalgae in fish feed
by Mette Sørensen, Professor, Faculty of Bioscience and Aquaculture, Nord University  
Can we turn decomposing seaweed into valuable worm protein for fish feed?
by Martin Holmstrup, Professor, Soil Fauna, Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Aarhus University

Improved quality of soluble proteins from green biomass 
by Trine Kastrup Dalsgaard, Assoc. Prof., Food Chemistry and Technology, Aarhus University

 

Biorefining of micro- and macroalgae
by Rósa Jónsdóttir, Research group leader, Ingredients & Product Development, Matis 

Mussels, starfish and insects as feed protein sources
by Jan Værum Nørgaard, Assoc. Prof., Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Aarhus University
14.00System analysis of green biorefinery
by Morten Birkved, Professor MSO, University of Southern Denmark, Life Cycle Engineering
Environmental impact of seaweed cultivation
by Göran Nylund, University of Gothenburg    

Production of mussels as a tool to reduce eutrophication 
by Karen Timmermann, Senior researcher, Applied Marine Ecology and Modelling, Aarhus University

15.00-15.10

Concluding remarks and Goodbye 
by Uffe Jørgensen, Centre Director, Centre For Circular Bioeconomy, Aarhus University