Renewable Resources Workshop

Valorization of Renewable Resources – Recent Advances and Prospects: A Brazilian-German Technology Alliance

March 9th, 2018 | CTBE/CNPEM | Campinas (SP) | Brazil

This one-day workshop will promote interactions between members of academia, research centers, and industries from Germany and Brazil. The goal is to promote ideas that may lead to future collaborative R&D projects.

There will be three sessions encompassing different technology platforms for biomass valorization. Each session will discuss techniques for biomass transformation considering:

– Biocatalytic processes;
– Chemo-catalysis and green chemistry;
– Electrocatalysis: energy as a renewable resource;

The first session will address novel strategies for application of biocatalysts, including combined catalytic processes, enzyme cascade reactions, novel enzymes and tolerant enzymatic processes.

The second session will bring forward ideas and novel concepts in electro and chemo-catalysis, in particular, the development of catalyst materials and chemical routes for biomass processing and production of chemicals. The use of energy as a renewable resource for the synthesis of value-added molecules will also be explored.

A third session, chaired by the TUM regional liaison office, will be dedicated to funding opportunities (involving the German Funding Agencies DAAD and DFG as well as the Funding Agency of the State of São Paulo – FAPESP) and EMBRAPII.