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UK-Mexico Workshop: Algae Biorefineries for Sustainable Development and Bioeconomy

The Department of Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science at University College London (UK) and the Biorefinery Group of the Food Research Department, Faculty of Chemistry Sciences of the Autonomous University of Coahuila (Mexico) will organize the UK-Mexico Workshop:

Algae Biorefineries for Sustainable Development and Bioeconomy

The event will be held on June 29 and 30, 2021, on a virtual mode.

 

 

PROGRAM:

29th June

(UK time | Mexico time)

15.00 – 15.10 | 9.00 – 9.10    Dr. Emily Kostas and Dr. Héctor A. Ruiz   

Introduction to the workshop

15.10 – 15.30 | 9.10 – 9.30     ICE-BREAKER

15.30 – 15.40 | 9.30 – 9.40     Prof. Gary Lye

 Introduction to the Biochemical Engineering department at UCL

15.40 – 16.10 | 9.40 – 10.10     Dr. Rosy Rodriguez-Jasso

 Title: Mexican seaweed biorefinery for polysaccharides, polyols and enzyme production

16.10 – 16.20 | 10.10 – 10.20       Matthew Booth

Title: Development of a turbidostat photo-bioreactor to improve algal growth kinetics

16.20 – 16.30 | 10.20 – 10.30        Elizabeth Aparicio

Title: Macroalgal cellulose and its derivatives

16.30 – 16.45 | 10.30 – 10.45  BREAK

16.45 – 16.55 | 10.45 – 10.55         Ana Mendoza         

 Title: Production of bioethanol from brown macroalgae using hydrothermal processes

16.55 – 17.25 | 10.55 – 11.25   Dr. Emily Kostas

 Title: Development of a Laminaria digitata biorefinery process: an overview

17.25 – 17.35 | 11.25 – 11.35    Dr. Mario Torres Acosta

Title: Techno-economic evaluations for biorefinery applications

17.35 – 17.45 | 11.35 – 11.45             WRAP-UP OF DAY 1

 

30th June

(UK time | Mexico time)

15.00 – 15.10 | 9.00 – 9.10    Dr. Emily Kostas and Dr. Héctor A. Ruiz

Round-up of day 1 and introduction to day 2

15.10 – 15.40 | 9.10 – 9.40    Alex Olivares Molina

 Title: Sustainable process development for cascading multi- product macroalgal biorefineries

15.40 – 15.50 | 9.40 – 9.50       Karla D. Gonzalez

Title: Macroalgae pre-treatment and techno-economic analysis based biorefinery concept

15.50 – 16.00 | 9.50 – 10.00      Nikki de Gier

Title: Assessing the feasibility of seaweed polysaccharides as precursors of sustainable food packaging

16.00 – 16.10 | 10.00 – 10.10      Rohit Saxena

 Title: Nutrient stress conditions as a strategy for enhance the carbohydrate  enrich biomass in Spirulina platensis under a biorefinery

16.10 – 16.20 | 10.10 – 10.20     Dr. Gabriela Duran-Jimenez (The University of Nottingham)

 Title: Biomass valorisation for pollution control

16.20 – 16.35 | 10.20 – 10.35  BREAK

16.35 – 17.05 | 10.35 – 11.05  Dr. Héctor A. Ruiz

Title: Hydrothermal processing technology for macroalgal  biomass fractionation

17.05 – 17.15 | 11.05 – 11.15      Ana Lucia Sarmiento

Title: Extraction of fucoxanthin From Sargassum spp. by hydrothermal processes under the biorefinery concept

17.15– 17.25 | 11.15 – 11.25       Giver Rosero

 Title: Effect of inorganic sources of carbon and nitrogen on growth of Spirulina platensis and its potential to biorefinery development.

17.25– 17.35 | 11.25 – 11.35       Adriana Marcela Bonilla

Title: Application of macroalgae in the food and pharmaceutical industry 

17.35– 17.45 | 11.35 – 11.45      Anaëlle Vilatte

 Title: Microalgal synthesis of metal nanoparticles for a circular bioeconomy

17.45– 17.55 | 11.45 – 11.55  WRAP-UP OF WORKSHOP

 
 


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