Joint Symposium TMFB-CatchBio


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This one day symposium will offer an inspiring programme, addressing the frontiers in biomass conversion. It is open to TMFB academic and industrial partners, CatchBio academic and industrial partners, and anyone else with a professional interest in the scope of this symposium.


  • Dr Pieter Bruijnincx
    Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis, Utrecht University
    Catalytic conversion of recalcitrant renewable feedstocks
  • Prof. Hans de Vries
    Principal Scientist Homogeneous Catalysis, DSM Innovative Synthesis/University of Groningen
    New catalytic processes for bulk and fine chemicals from renewable resources
  • Jun.-Prof. Ravi Fernandes
    Physico Chemical Fundamentals of Combustion, RWTH Aachen
    On the Combustion Characteristics of Tailor Made Biofuels for Advanced Engine Technologies
  • Dr Jorge Gascon
    Structured Microporous Materials, Delft University of Technology
    Engineering bi-functional catalysts for the direct synthesis of chemicals and fuels from bio-syngas
  • Jun.-Prof. Jürgen Klankermayer
    Mechanisms in Catalysis, RWTH Aachen
  • Dr Jean-Paul Lange
    Shell Global Solutions
    Cellulosic biofuels: the right molecules at the right cost and right C-intensity
  • Prof. Walter Leitner
    Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen
  • Dr Evgeny Pidko
    Sustainable Energy Technologies, Eindhoven University of Technology
    Molecular aspects of acid-catalyzed sugar conversions
  • Prof. Stefan Pischinger
    Combustion Engines, RWTH Aachen
  • Dr Roberto Rinaldi
    Heterogeneous Catalysis, Biomass and Coal, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung Mülheim
    “Hydrogenolysis of Lignin”
  • Dr. Stefan Schmerbeck
    Head of Alternative Fuels, Volkswagen AG
  • Prof. Bert Weckhuysen
    Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, Utrecht University
    CatchBio: From new ideas to integrated process concepts

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