May 22-27, 2011

Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

The conference will address the state-of-the-art challenges of biorefineries with conversion processes into fuel products and chemicals and their technical, scientific, social and economical barriers. It will evaluate the current progress that has been made in establishing biorefinery concepts, research and development, life cycle analysis and identifying industrial successes and best practices, and discuss the most promising future directions. In addition, it will assess the current situation and strategies to reach commercial production.

Environmentally sound biobased fuels (ethanol, butanol, methane, biodiesel, biohydrogen, biopower, etc.) and products (biochar, biooils, chemicals, fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals) can make important contributions to the world socio-economic sustainability and its energy security, rural economic development, and environmental quality. The incorporation of additional renewable resources from agriculture and agroforestry wastes into biorefineries will all contribute greatly to the faster implementation.

 


For more information visit the Conference's website at www.engconfintl.org/11aaorganization.html