Milano - 24, 25 settembre 2015


IFIB2015 programme


Introduction to the event
M. Bonaccorso - Assobiotec

Keynote Session – Chairs: R. Motterle and L. Gardossi

  • Recent successes of and obstacles to enzyme processes on industrial scale
    A. Bommarius - Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA)

Session – AGROFOOD – Chairs: R. Motterle and L. Gardossi

  • New European agri-hub for technological transfer: on the way for sustainability and competitivity
    C. Gianinazzi – IpadLab (Italy)


Session – ENERGY AND BIOREFINERIES – Chairs: S. Riva and D. Ubiali

Session - POLICIES ON INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH & BIOECONOMY – Chairs: C. Patermann and M. Bonaccorso

  • Malaysia's strategy on bioeconomy
    Z. Azmal - Malaysian Biotech Corp (Malaysia)
  • Industrial biotechnology and bioeconomy in Austria
    B. Nidetzky - ACIB GmbH (Austria)
  • Basilicata's strategy on bioeconomy
    R. Liberali - Basilicata Region (Italy)

Session – ENVIRONMENT – Chairs: G. Speranza and A. Tagliani

  • Enzyme discovery in the Sphagnum moss microbiome
    C. A. Müller - Graz University of Technology (Austria)


Session – BIOBASED-CHEMISTRY – Chairs: G. Sannia and F. Fava

  • Bioplastics from agricultural wastes
    M. Astorri - Bio-On (Italy)
  • The role of wood in the Finnish bioeconomy
    J. Kantola – NISClusterb (Finland)
  • Wastewater as raw material to manufacture high-performance PHA
    D. Centrone – Eggplant (Italy)

Session – LIFE SCIENCES – Chairs: G. Speranza and G. Carenzo

  • Bioeconomy in the industry of medicinal plant derivatives
    G. Fontana – Indena (Italy)


Round Table on "Financing The Bioeconomy"
Panelists: R. Weerdmeester – PNO (Belgium), F. Ortega Schlingmann - European Investment Bank (Luxembourg), M. Tellini - Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy)
Moderator: J. Dupont-Inglis – EuropaBio (Belgium)

Concluding remarks and announcing IFIB 2016 – G. Speranza – IBC (Italy)