News & Events

Recent news and events about BIVAC
News

Results of the BIVAC project presented in Indonesia, October 9th 2019, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

The BIVAC project and first results of the studies were presented at the International Conference on Innovation in Technology and Management for Sustainable Agroindustry (ITaMSA) 2019 (http://itamsa.ipb.ac.id/). Prof. Kleinke, HSRW, reported on the goals and the idea of the international cooperation project at the Institute Pertanian Bogor, the Indonesias most important agricultural university.

BIVAC in Spain

As part of the cooperation between the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Prof. Kleinke presented the BIVAC project in a seminar for doctoral students. The approaches, methods and potentials of the project, which was funded by the European Union, were discussed with great interest.

 

BIVAC Partner Meeting: Linking up with the Producers, May 6th, 2019, Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Kleve

The BIVAC teams discussed the development of close cooperation with the producers of waste streams from the food industry (Mr. Koenen, Kühne AG) and programmed meetings with further producers in agriculture and processing industry.

The BIVAC Team visting the Climate-House at the Rhine-Waal University in Kleve

Phytowelt GreenTechnologies wins “Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award” in the category Ag-Biotech

The jury honoured Phytowelt for its holistic approach, in which energy crops are optimized through innovative plant breeding as in the case of the highly pure raspberry aroma R-alpha-ionone which is considered as a flagship product.

Full press release: www.phytowelt.com/en/pressemitteilung-2018-biotech-sme-awards/

Newspaper De Limburger: “Drivers of Innovation” (28 February 2019)

In February, Guido Jach and Dirk Wascher had been interviewed at EUREGIO to provide input to an press article on project advancements. We reported about BIVAC and the article had put the Grassa approach central to its review.

Please see the following link: Artikel-De-Limburger-over-innovatieve-projecten


 

Upcoming Events

DYNAFLEX®-Symposium, 4th December 2019, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen

Vor dem Hintergrund des Strukturwandels in NRW bzw. in ganz Deutschland steht die Gesellschafft vor gewaltigen Herausforderungen. Insbesondere die Energiewende gewinnt an Bedeutung und erfordert ein Umdenken in vielen Bereichen. Energie- und Grundstoffwirtschaft wachsen im Rahmen der Sektorenkopplung und -integration zusammen; Volatilitäten im Energiesystem und auf den Märkten beeinflussen zunehmend auch Produktionsprozesse.

Nachhaltige und umweltschonende Wertschöpfung bringt große Herausforderungen für Industrie und Mittelstand mit sich, stellt künftig aber auch einen Wettbewerbsvorteil dar. Für die Umsetzung bedarf es regional eines gemeinsamen und interdisziplinären Vorgehens in cross-industriellen Netzwerken. Neben neuen Technologien und effizienteren Prozessen steigt die Bedeutung von Wertschöpfungsketten, die über Sektor- und Branchengrenzen hinaus agieren.

Um diese Herausforderungen erfolgreich zu bewältigen, sind adaptive Methoden, dynamische Modelle und digitale Plattformen erforderlich. Damit entstehen aufeinander abgestimmte, anpassungsfähige Lösungen an der Schnittstelle von Energie- und Stoffwirtschaft, sodass sektorübergreifende Wirtschaftsökosysteme wachsen können, die auch im zunehmend dynamischen Umfeld und in hochvolatilen Märkten stabil erfolgreich sind.

In diesem Kontext möchten wir Sie zu unserem DYNAFLEX®-Symposium einladen und gemeinsam mit Ihnen über die Herausforderungen und Potenziale der cross-industriellen Vernetzung diskutieren, Forschungsansätze vorstellen und aktuelle Fragestellungen erörtern. Neben Vorträgen aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft erwartet Sie ein Rahmenprogramm, welches Gelegenheit zu Diskussion und Austausch bietet.

https://www.umsicht.fraunhofer.de/content/dam/umsicht/de/dokumente/veranstaltungsflyer/2019/dynaflex-symposium-2019.pdf

https://www.umsicht.fraunhofer.de/de/messen-veranstaltungen/2019/dynaflex-symposium.html


 

Recent Events

SynbiTECH 2019: Evolve, Enable, Expand: Engineering the future with Synthetic Biology, 24-25 June 2019, Qeii Centre, London

SynbiTECH is an international conference taking place this June in London for experts engaged in synthetic biology research, commercialisation, investment and policymaking. SynbiTECH 2019 will focus on the key opportunities and challenges for building a multibillion-dollar synthetic biology industry that will contribute to the fast-growing bio-economy.

More information: www.synbitech.com


 

Past Events

12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 15–16 May 2019, Maternushaus, Cologne

Despite the harsh environment, a few innovative companies find markets for their new bio-based building blocks, chemicals and polymers. We will introduce you to the technology leaders our planet needs for a sustainable future. Bio-based polymers can be found in almost all application sectors, such as packaging, consumer goods, toys, automotive, textiles or coating. New bio-based building blocks are also available for body care, cosmetics, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals. On top of that, more and more biogenic side streams from the food industry are utilised via biotechnology as part of the circular bioeconomy.

Every year the Innovation AwardBio-based Material of the Year” is given to the most innovative material and product on the market. In 2019, six companies will be nominated by an expert jury, out of which the winner will be chosen during the conference.  Join one of the biggest B2B events of the year and experience the most exciting new developments and strategies in bioeconomy.
We will introduce you to the technology leaders our planet needs for a sustainable future. This year in close cooperation with CLIB we expect more than 200 participants and 30 exhibitors, mainly from industry.

More information: bio-based-conference.com

 

Forum for the Future of Agriculture, Brussels, April 9th 2019

Participation of Dirk Wascher, contributing with input to the plenary session on BIVAC achievements.

See presentations and interviews on: www.forumforagriculture.com

BIVAC Partner Meeting: Planning the Activities for 2019, 13 February 2019, BioCampus Cologne

On the roof of the BioCampus Tower –
standing: D. Wascher (Phytowelt), Patrick Lemmens (BTC), Hans Derksen (BRS), Britta Brands & Matthias Kleinke (HSRW), Bram Koopmans (Grassa);
sitting: Marieke Vanthoor (Grassa), Ingrid Torres-Monroy (Phytowelt) and Ed Hamoen (NF Fibre)

Bioprocessing Days: Processing Intelligence, 18.02.-20.02.2019, Recklinghausen, Germany

This year’s Bioprocessing Days are focusing on process intelligence and PAT in biotechnology. Visit our booth to learn more about our systems for modern bioprocessing solutions. Poster-Input on BIVAC by Britta Brands.

More information (in German): www.apz-rl.de/BioProcessingDays_2019/index.htm

BIO-raffiniert X – Neue Wege in der Nutzung biogener Rohstoffe?, 26.2.2019 – 27.2.2019, Oberhausen, Germany 

BIO-raffiniert feiert Jubiläum: 2003 begründet, findet 2019 die zehnte Veranstaltung der Kongressreihe statt! Das Jubiläum ist Anlass zum Rück- und Ausblick. Wie 2003 gehen wir dabei der Frage »Neue Wege in der Nutzung biogener Rohstoffe?« nach. Ziel der Kongressreihe ist es, die Meinungsbildung rund um die Nutzung nachwachsender Rohstoffe zu gestalten und den Austausch zwischen Wissenschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft zu fördern. Neben Fraunhofer UMSICHT laden die EnergieAgentur.NRW und CLIB mit dem regionalen Innovationsnetzwerk Stoffströme zu BIO-raffiniert X ein.

More information (in German): Registration Programme

22nd Global Congress on Biotechnology, 28.2 – 02.3. 2019, Golden Tulip Berlin, Germany

Theme: Addressing New Challenges and emerging issues in Biotechnology

More information: Programme

2nd International Biotechnology Conference, 03.4-5. 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

The 2nd International biotechnology conference is organized in Gothenburg to build a collaborative relationship and work toward shared objective of creating sustainable world.

More information: www.biotechevent.com