Official Program





Confirmed Speakers

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:20 Opening Opening session
 9:20-11:00 Biomass Managing crop residues for productivity, ecosystem services, and the bioeconomy | SLIDES
Douglas Karlen
United States Department of Agriculture – USDA, USA 

Sucre Project – lessons learned so far to recovery sugarcane straw for energy purposes | SLIDES
João Luís Nunes Carvalho


Biomass Processing and 2G Ethanol Production – CTC Technology Demonstration Facilities
Suleiman Hassuani
CTC, Brazil

Energy cane as main biomass for second generation biofuels | SLIDES
José Bressiani
GranBio, Brazil

Coffee break
 11:20-13:00 Pretreatment Novel DMR processing of corn stover achieves high monomeric sugar concentrations from enzymatic hydrolysis (230 g/L) and high ethanol concentration (10% v/v) during fermentation
Xiaowen Chen
National Renewable Energy Laboratory – NREL, USA 

Factors involving the development of glucan accessibility in pretreated cellulosic materials
Luiz Pereira Ramos
Universidade Federal do Paraná – UFPR, Brazil


Pretreatment interactions with the multiscale architecture of sugarcane bagasse | SLIDES
Carlos Driemeier

Biomass pre-hydrolysis: a key step to sustainable biofuels
Marcelo Hamaguchi
Valmet, Brazil

 14:00-15:40 Hydrolysis Biomass Deconstruction by Thermophiles: What Have We Learned and Can We Improve Their Cellulolytic Activity?
Yannick Bomble

Engineering Trichoderma reesei for on-site cellulase production
Simo Ellila
VTT, Finland


What can we learn from Xanthomonas phytopathogens for plant cell wall depolymerization?
Mario Murakami


Novoymes Cellic enzymes — Tailored solutions for first-of-a kind commercial biorefineries
Sarah Teter
Novozymes, USA

Coffee break
 16:00-17:20 Alcoholic Fermentation Cloning new sugar transporters and enzymes for second-generation bioethanol production by recombinant S. cerevisiae
Boris Ugarte Stambuk

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, Brazil 

Development of a genomic atlas for second-generation ethanol production
Leandro Vieira dos Santos


Advanced Yeast Biocatalysts for Brazilian Ethanol Production
John McBride
Lallemand, USA



Presentation of the accepted posters.

Time Session Confirmed Speakers


Development of advanced lignocellulosic bioproducts
Orlando Rojas

Aalto University, Finland

Enzymatic processing of plant-based cellulose for production of cellulose nanocrystals
Valdeir Arantes

Escola de Engenharia de Lorena, USP, Brazil

Cellulose nanofibers extracted from sugarcane bagasse as a platform for nanostructured materials
Juliana da Silva Bernardes

LNNano/CNPEM, Brazil

Coffee break

Green Chemistry

Innovative approaches to make the n-butanol fermentation economically viable
Carolina Grassi


Industrial Biotech: Amyris’ Case | SLIDES
João Paulo Cherubim

Amyris, Brazil

Challenges of the industrial biotechnology for the innovative chemical companies
Gabriel Gorescu

Solvay, Brazil

Innovation in renewable technologies
José Geraldo Pradella
Braskem, Brazil

Advancing Functional Materials: is ‘Green’ an Advanced Function?
Luuk van der Wielen
University of Limerick, Ireland; TU Delft, Netherlands; BE-Basic Foundation, Netherlands


2G Biorefineries

Technological Opportunities in the Sugarcane Mill
Daniel Atala


Axens’ innovative solutions for processing multiple biomass-derived feedstocks: an overview of Futurol Technologies™ | SLIDES
Jorge Martinez Gacio
Axens, France

Bringing Cellulosic Ethanol to Scale | SLIDES
Martin Mitchell

Clariant, USA

Progress and lessons learnt in commercializing cellulosic biofuels
Diego Cardoso
DSM, Brazil

Production of 2G ethanol at Raizen
Antônio Stuchi

Raizen, Brazil

Coffee break

Round Table:
Accelerating the Bioeconomy

Igor Ferreira Bueno
FINEP, Brazil

Artur Yabe Milanez | SLIDES
BNDES, Brazil

Bernardo Silva
ABBI, Brazil

Rubens Maciel Filho
FAPESP, Brazil

Raquel Coutinho | SLIDES
Petrobras, Brazil