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4th World Congress on Renewable Biorefineries, will be organized around the theme “Use of renewable resources for clean tech revolution”
Renewable Biorefineries 2017 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Renewable Biorefineries 2017
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A renewable resource is a substance that can be replaced or replenished naturally. Some renewable resources provide continuous supply, such as solar energy, wind energy and geothermal pressure, while other resources are considered renewable even though some time or effort must go into their renewal, such as wood, oxygen, leather and fish. Some precious metals are also considered renewable even though they are not naturally replaced, they are not destroyed during their extraction and use so they can be recycled. A renewable resource is different from a non-renewable resource, as once a non-renewable resource is used, it is depleted and cannot be recovered.
- Track 1-1Types of renewable resources
- Track 1-2Climate Change and Renewable Resources
- Track 1-3Renewable resources and their management
- Track 1-4Renewable and Non Renewable Resources
Solar energy is the form of energy which comes from sunlight. People all over the world uses this energy in different ways. The human beings uses this energy in heating, cooking, and drying. Now a days this energy is use to make electricity where other power supplies are absent, such as in remote places and in space. It is becoming cheaper to make electricity from solar energy as compared to electricity produced by coal or oil. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic systems, concentrated solar power and solar water heating to harness the energy. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favourable thermal mass or light-dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
- Track 2-1Photovoltaic cell Technology
- Track 2-2Solar energy systems
- Track 2-3Solar Power Materials and Systems
- Track 2-4Solar Grid and Systems Integration
- Track 2-5Solar Power Technologies
- Track 2-6Nanotechnology in Solar Energy
- Track 2-7Advances in Solar energy cell and its applications
Plants and animals has the capacity to store energy and some of this energy remains with them when they die. The remains of these ancient animals and plants forms fossil fuels.
Fossil fuels are non-renewable because they will run out one day. Burning fossil fuels generates greenhouse gases. Renewable or infinite energy resources are sources of power that quickly replenish themselves and can be used again and again. Renewable energy is the energy which is generated from natural sources i.e. sun, wind, rain, tides and can be generated again and again.
- Track 3-1Sustainability of using energy sources
- Track 3-2Driving Circuits for Green Energy Systems
- Track 3-3Sustainable and Clean Energy
- Track 3-4Impact on society and environment
Biorefining is the transfer of the efficiency and logic of fossil-based chemistry and substantial converting industry as well as the production of energy onto the biomass industry. A biorefinery produce one or several low-volume, but high-value, chemical products and a low-value, but high-volume liquid transportation fuel such as biodiesel or bioethanol.
- Track 4-1Biorefineries classification
- Track 4-2Conventional Biorefineries
- Track 4-3Advanced Biorefineries
- Track 4-4Environmental assessment of biorefinery system
- Track 4-5Biobased Industrial Processes and Products
- Track 4-6Biopower
- Track 4-7The Economic Value of Biomass Using Biorefining
Waste valorization is the process of reusing, recycling or composting waste materials and converting waste materials into more useful products including chemicals, materials, and fuels. The three strategies i.e, microwave, pyrolysis, and bioengineering represent some of the most important valorization methodologies. With the rapid advancement of these fields in waste valorization, it is expected that most industrial sustainability practices will have a different focus in various future scenarios.
- Track 5-1Waste to energy
- Track 5-2Waste management
- Track 5-3Biodiesel production using waste
- Track 5-4Waste to wealth using green chemical technologies
Algae are also a source of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and other important molecules such as vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and pigments. The proportions of these components are variables depending on the microalgae species and the nutritional conditions during cultivation. Production of oil for biodiesel has been the main driver for algae cultivation, a wide range of products is accessible from algae biomass using the biorefinery concept. Integrated production of biofuel, protein meal, platform chemical and high value extractive needs to be explored to utilize whole algae biomass.
- Track 6-1Microalgal Systems Biology
- Track 6-2Algae for biochemicals and biofuels
- Track 6-3Algal Fuel
- Track 6-4Algal Biomass Cultivation
- Track 6-5Pyrolysis of algal biomass
Biogas is a mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas can be produced from raw materials such as agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, sewage, green waste or food waste. Inside a closed system Biogas can be produced by anaerobic digestion with anaerobic organisms or fermentation of biodegradable materials. Biogas mainly contain methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) and may have small amounts of hydrogen sulphide (H2S), moisture and siloxane. The gases methane, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide (CO) can be combusted or oxidized with oxygen. Biogas is considered to be a renewable resource because its production-and-use cycle is continuous, and it generates no net carbon dioxide.
- Track 7-1Energetic valorisation of biogas
- Track 7-2Biogas feedstock
- Track 7-3Biogas production from algae
- Track 7-4Economy of biogas
- Track 7-5Biomethane Production
- Track 7-6Biogas technologies
- Track 7-7Advanced Utilization and Management of Biogas
- Track 7-8Integration of biogas in the natural gas grid
Integrated biorefineries are facilities that use biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce any combination of renewable fuels, power, heat, steam, and chemicals from biomass. Integrated biorefineries identified as the most promising route to the creation of a new bio-based fuels and chemicals industry. These products are more environmentally sustainable than fossil products. By producing multiple products, a biorefinery can take advantage of the differences in biomass components and their intermediates to maximize the value derived from the biomass feedstock. With the appropriate design and technologies, biorefineries can produce renewable biofuels, green energy, high-value chemicals and electricity.
- Track 8-1Chemical engineering expertise in biorefinery integration
- Track 8-2Commercial-scale Integrated Biorefineries
- Track 8-3Market and Economic Viability
- Track 8-4Feedstock Diversity
- Track 8-5Biology and medicine
- Track 8-6Environmental sustainability of ethanol from integrated biorefineries
- Track 8-7The Green Integrated Forest Biorefinery
- Track 8-8Sustainability of integrated bio-refinery systems
In the absence of oxygen thermal decomposition of biomass takes place that process is called pyrolysis. It is the fundamental chemical reaction that is the precursor of both the combustion and gasification processes and occurs naturally in the first two seconds. The products of biomass pyrolysis include biochar, bio-oil and gases including methane, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. At an intermediate temperature and under relatively high heating rates, the main product is bio-oil. Pyrolysis can be performed at small scale and at remote locations which reduce transport and handling costs. The pyrolysis process is very dependent on the moisture content of the feedstock, which should be around 10%.
- Track 9-1Slow and Fast Pyrolysis
- Track 9-2Feedstock for Pyrolysis
- Track 9-3Types of Pyrolysis
- Track 9-4Kinetic modeling of biomass pyrolysis
- Track 9-5Pyrolysis of Biomass Thermally Pretreated by Torrefaction
- Track 9-6Biofuels Production through Biomass Pyrolysis
- Track 9-7Pyrolysis of algal biomass
- Track 9-8Biomass-based pyrolysis liquids
- Track 9-9Biomass Pyrolysis Tar by Photoionization Mass Spectrometry
Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms or in other words, they are polymeric biomolecules. Since they are polymers, biopolymers contain monomeric units that are covalently bonded to form larger structures. There are three main classes of biopolymers, classified according to the monomeric units used and the structure of the biopolymer formed: polynucleotides (RNA and DNA), which are long polymers composed of 13 or more nucleotide monomers; polypeptides, which are short polymers of amino acids; and polysaccharides, which are often linear bonded polymeric carbohydrate structures.
- Track 10-1Biopolymers in drug delivery
- Track 10-2DNA Complexation
- Track 10-3Biodegradable Polymers
- Track 10-4Microbial Production of Biopolymer
- Track 10-5Biopolymers vs synthetic polymer
- Track 10-6Bioactive Marine Biopolymers
- Track 10-7Environmental impacts
Biofuels are produced from living organisms or from organic or food waste products. A biofuel must contain 80 percent of renewable materials. It is originally derived from the photosynthesis process and can therefore often be referred to as a solar energy source. Renewable biofuels generally involve contemporary carbon fixation, such as those that occur in plants or microalgae through the process of photosynthesis. Other renewable biofuels are made through the use or conversion of biomass . After biomass conversion the fuel obtained is in solid, liquid, or gas form. This product can also be used directly for biofuels. Biofuels can also be made through chemical reactions, carried out in a laboratory or industrial setting, that use organic matter to make fuel.
- Track 11-1First-generation and Second-generation (advanced) biofuels
- Track 11-2Sustainable biofuels
- Track 11-3Potential Biofuel Feed stocks
- Track 11-4Air pollution
- Track 11-5Greenhouse gas emissions
- Track 11-6Market analysis of Biofuels
- Track 11-7Climate change
- Track 11-8Impact of Biofuel in internal combustion engines
- Track 11-9Algae-based Biofuels
Biohydrogen is defined as hydrogen produced biologically, most commonly by algae, bacteria and archaea. Biohydrogen is a potential biofuel obtainable from both cultivation and from waste organic materials. Hydrogen is a valuable gas as a clean energy source and as feed stock for some industries. The environment is not pollute by this gas. Hydrogen gas used as feedstock for the production of chemicals, hydrogenation of fats and oils in food industry, production of electronic devices, processing steel and also for desulfurization and re-formulation of gasoline in refineries. Oil-sands processing, gas-to-liquids and coal gasification projects require a huge amount of hydrogen and are expected to increase the demand for hydrogen significantly within the next few years.
- Track 12-1Fermentative Hydrogen Production
- Track 12-2Enzyme systems for hydrogen production
- Track 12-3Hydrogen from organic compounds
- Track 12-4Production of Hydrogen from Alcohol
- Track 12-5Biohydrogen purification
- Track 12-6Integrating dark and light biohydrogen production
- Track 12-7Photobiological Hydrogen Production
- Track 12-8Biohydrogen from Renewable Resources
Biobased composites are fibre-reinforced materials that are partly or completely made from renewable raw materials. Both the matrix material and the fibre reinforcement can have natural origins. Biobased composites are used in the construction industry, automotive sector and in electronics casings. Composites materials are strong and stiff, and retain these characteristics at high temperatures. Benefits of using composites instead of metals, for instance, include their low weight, long lifespan and low maintenance costs. These biobased materials can be used as long or short fibres, non-wovens and fabrics.
- Track 13-1Matrix materials and additives
- Track 13-2Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers
- Track 13-3Biofibres and biocomposites
- Track 13-4Biomedical Applications of Polymer Composites
- Track 13-5Commercial biobased composites
- Track 13-6Composition and Structure
Sustainability is beginning to transform the food industry with environmental, economic and social factors being considered, evaluated and implemented throughout the supply chain like never before. Sustainability in the Food Industry defines sustainability with a comprehensive review of the industry’s current approach to balancing environmental, economic and social considerations throughout the supply chain. To deliver products sustainability all businesses are being evaluated on their ability. Without compromising future resources the sustainability specialization focuses on how companies use resources to meet present needs. Sustainability professionals help organizations to achieve their goals by ensuring that their business practices are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable.
- Track 14-1Sustainable societies
- Track 14-2The Next Manufacturing revolution
- Track 14-3New Tools for Sustainable Businesses
- Track 14-4Business Models for Sustainable Industrial Systems
- Track 14-5Configurations for sustainable industrial systems
- Track 14-6Sustainable life-cycle management
- Track 14-7Economic and social challenges