Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Biofeedstocks — cultivating a bio-based future

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Time: 1.00–7.30pm
Location: University of Bath, Building 2 East, Room 3.1 (maps)

Speakers from industry and academia present the latest research into producing and upgrading small molecules from biofeedstocks.



Time Speaker Title
1pm Welcome and introduction
1.10pm Dr Steve Martin,
TMO Renewables
Sustainable Technology Development – Concept to Commercialisation – A Case Study
1.50pm Professor Christopher Hardacre,
Queen's University Belfast
Catalytic Conversion of Bioresources - Hydrogenation of Acids and Amides Using Heterogeneous Catalysts
2.30pm Professor David Leak,
University of Bath
Approaches and Challenges in Metabolic Engineering
3.10pm Coffee break
3.50pm Introduction
4.00pm Dr Jon Deely,
Challenges Faced by BP in Bio-Feedstock Conversion
4.40pm Professor Gill Stephens,
University of Nottingham
Ionic liquids in Biocatalysis
5.20pm Dr Yvonne Armitage,
Biosciences KTN
Industrial Biotechnology – A New Beginning and Strategy in the UK?
6pm Wine Reception
Building 1 South, room 0.01
7.30pm onwards Speakers' dinner