Catbior 2011 - 1st International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries

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  • Event Date: 02 October 2011 to 05 October 2011
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Venue: Torremolinos, Spain

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This International Congress is devoted to fundamental and applied research on non-enzymatic catalytic processes for biomass transformations. CatBior is especially focused on: innovative catalytic processes; novel bioproducts and biofuels, new catalysts; and engineering and molecular aspects of the process.

Plenary Lecturers:

  • Professor Ferdi Schüth, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany: "Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose"
  • Professor James A. Dumesic, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA: "Biofuels by Catalytic Transformation of Carbohydrates"
  • Professor E. Santacesaria, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy: "New Technologies in Biodiesel Production: State of the Art and Future Challenges"
  • Professor J.L.G. Fierro, Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica (CSIC), Spain: "Biomass Reforming to Syngas"
  • Professor Keiichi Tomishige, School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan: "Heterogeneous Catalysis for Glycerol Valorization"

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Eduardo Falabella, Petrobras, Brazil: "Main challenges in the production of biofuels and bioproducts in Brazil"
  • Dr. Carlo Perego, ENI, Italy: "Today and Tomorrow of Diesel Fuel from Biomass: An ENI perspective"
  • Dr. Jean Paul Lange, SHELL, The Netherlands: "Furfural – a promising platform for biofuels"

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