Scientific Program

Scientific Program 

Sunday, August 14th – Room Aspen

18:00 - 18:30 Opening Plenary
  José Goldemberg, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  A Historical Account of Bioenergy Production in Brazil
19:00 Welcome Cocktail
Monday – August, 15th, 2011 – Room Aspen  
Plenary 1
9:00 - 9:30 Marcos Jank, UNICA, Brazil
Biofuel Industry: A Local and Global View
Plenary 2
9:30 - 10:00

Chris Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, EBI, USA
Second Generation Biofuels

10:00 - 10:30
BP Biofuels Coffee break
Plenary 3
10:30 - 11:00 Lee Lynd, Dartmouth College, USA
Gracefully Reconciling Very Large Scale Bioenergy Production with Other Priorities: From Vision to Analysis to Action
Plenary 4
11:00 - 11:30

Guilherme de Almeida Freire, Embraer
Aviation Biofuels in Brazil - Challenges and Perspective

11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (on your own)
Round Table 1 - Policy Section:How Much Biofuel Can We Produce in the World?
Chair: Martin Keller
13:30 - 15:30
  Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, FAPESP, Brazil
  Richard Flavell, CERES, Inc. thousand Oaks California, USA
Production of usable biomass for bioenergy/biofuels
  Jeremy Woods, Imperial College, UK
  Luiz Carlos Corrêa Carvalho, ABAG, Brazil
15:30 - 16:00 BP Biofuels Coffee break
Round Table 2 - Policy Section: Policies for a Bio-based Economy
Chair: Carlos Pacheco, UNICAMP
16:00 - 18:00
  Luuk Van Der Wielen, BE-BASIC, The Netherlands
  Luiz Augusto Horta, UNIFEI, Brazil
  Aloízio Mercadante, MCT, Brazil (to be confirmed)
  Sharlene Weatherwax,DOE, USA
The United States Department of Energy's Role in Research and Innovation for a Future Bio-economy
18:00 - 20:00 Poster Session
20:30 Braskem Speakers Dinner (invitation only)

Tuesday - August 16th, 2011

Plenary 5 - Biomass Processing Technologies
9:00 - 10:00 Bruce Dale, Michigan State University, USA
Fundamental insights to the AFEX process that catalyzes the rapid deconstruction of lignocellulose to fuels and chemicals
10:00 – 10:30 BP Biofuels Coffee break
Plenary 6
10:30 – 11:30 Rubens Maciel, FEQ, UNICAMP, Brazil
An Integrated And Flexible Process Concept For The Sugar And Ethanol Production With Electricity Co-Generation
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch (on your own)
Room Aspen 14:00 - 15:30
Round Table 3 - Engines and Biofuels: Moving the World
Chair: Waldyr L. R. Gallo, Unicamp
  Francisco Nigro, IPT, Brazil
Vehicular Engines for Renewable Fuels
  Nadia Armelin, Oxiteno, Brazil
Additive Composition For Ethanol Fuels
  Eduardo Tomanik, MAHLE, Metal Leve S.A., Brazil
Ethanol as future fuel for optimized combustion engines
  Fernando de Souza Costa, INPE, Brazil
Experimental Investigation of a Dual Pressure Swirl Injector for Liquid Biofuels
Room Vail 14:00 - 15:30
Parallel Session 1 – Biomass
Chair: Marcos Buckeridge
  Nicholas Carpita, Purdue University, USA
Tailoring Biomass for Catalytic Conversion to Biofuels and Bio-based Products
  Marcos Buckeridge, IB-USP, CTBE, Brazil
Understanding carbon metabolism in sugarcane to improve bioethanol production

Katja Machemer, Ohio State University
Control of lignin and general phenylpropanoid biosynthesis in maize


Viatcheslav Kafarov,  Universidad Industrial de Santander
Metabolic engineering of tobacco biomass for biofuel

Room Bariloche 14:00 - 15:30
Parallel Session 2 - Alcoholchemistry, Sugarchemistry, Biorefinaries
  Wolfgang Marquardt, Aachen Institute, Germany
Evaluation of Reaction Pathways for Next-Generation Biofuels
  George Huber, University of Massachusetts, USA
Renewable Petrochemicals from Biomass by Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis
  Antonio Bonomi, CTBE, Brazil
The Virtual Sugarcane Biorefinery (VSB) - second generation ethanol production from sugarcane in Brazil
  Lee Lynd, Dartmouth College, USA
Second Generation Cane Ethanol: Potential and Realization
Room Chilan 14:00 - 15:30
Parallel Session 3 - International Energy Agency - IEA
  Jack Saddler, UBC Faculty of Forestry, Canada
The Biorefining Story, Progress in the commercialization of biomass-to-ethanol and the work of IEA Bioenergy Task 39
  Gisle Johansen, Borregaard, Norway
A Biorefinery approach to production of lignocellulosic ethanol and lignin chemicals from sugarcane bagasse
  Les Edye, SRI, Australia
  Michael Persson, Dong Energy, Denmark
15:30 - 16:00 BP Biofuels Coffee break
Room Aspen 16:00 – 17:30  
Parallel Session 4 - Systems and Synthetic Biology BE-BASIC/BIOEN
Advances of Synthetic Biology in Industry
Chair: Dr. Ton van Maris
  Boris J.C. Stambuk, UFSC, Brazil
Genomic and evolutionary engineering strategies in Yeasts for improved Bioethanol production from Sugarcane
  Dr. Ton van Maris (TU Delft)
Engineering of carboxylation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: PEPCK and malic enzyme
  Dr. Liang Wu (DSM): title to be announced   
  Dr. Travis Bayer, Imperial College
Rewiring biological networks to enhance fuel production
Room Vail 16:00 – 17:30  
Parallel Session 5 - Biofuel Technologies
  Robbie Venderbosch, BTG Biomass, The Netherlands
Unlocking The Potentials Of Biomass Derived Pyrolysis Oils In Existing Refineries
  Mercedes Ballesteros, CIEMAT, Spain
Ethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass
  Elba Bon, UFRJ, Brazil
Enzymes - a Core Issue for Biomass Biotechnological Utilization
  Alípio Ferreira Pinto Junior, Petrobras - CENPES, Dep de P&D em Abastecimento e Biocombustíveis, Brazil  
Room Bariloche 16:00 – 17:30  
Parallel Session 6 – Sustainability
  Marcia Azanha Ferraz Dias de Moraes, ESALQ, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Socioeconomic indicators of sugar-energy sector in Brazil
  Annie Chimphango,
Stellenbosch University (South Africa).

Paulo Furquim de Azevedo, Fundação Getúlio Vargas - Escola de Economia de São Paulo
Has information been an obstacle for the development of the biofuel international market?


Angel Dario, Colombian Biofuels Federation
Colombian Biofuels Perspectives

Room Chilan 16:00 – 17:30  
Parallel Session 7 – International Energy Agency - IEA

Willem Heber van Zyl,  University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Sustainable Biofuel Production In Southern Africa : Opportunities And Challenges

  Karin Oyaas, Paper and Fibre Research Institute (PFI), Norway
Bioalcohol production from lignocellulose – a comparison of processing schemes for different lignocellulosic raw materials
  Woergetter Manfred, BLT Wieselburg, Federal Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Austria
Bioenergy and Biofuels in Austria

Donald V. O'Connor, (S&T)2 Consultants Inc.,Canada
Biofuel LCAS And Temporal Issues

Poster Session 17:30 - 19:30  

Wednesday - August 17th, 2011

Plenary 7
9:00 - 10:00 Jamie H.D. Cate, University of California, Berkeley, EBI, USA A
Tale of Two Fungi: Improving Biofuel Production form Plant Biomass
10:00 – 10:30 BP Biofuels Coffee break
Plenary 8
10:30 – 11:30 Jeremy Woods, Imperial College, UK
Land use change
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch (on your own)
Plenary 9
14:00 - 14:45 Steve Long, University of Illinois, EBI, USA
Biomass and Climate Change
Plenary 10
14:45 - 15:30 Carlos Joly, UNICAMP, Brazil
Creating new knowledge in biodiversity and trarslating it into public policies in São Paulo, Brazil
15:30 – 16:00 BP Biofuels Coffee break
Room Aspen 16:00 - 17:30
Parallel Session 8 – Photosynthesis
Chair: Rene Nome
  Daniel Bush, Colorado State University, USA
  Rene Nome, IQM-Unicamp (to be confirmed)

Marcelo Menossi, UNICAMP
Gene regulation and biotechnology of drought tolerance in sugarcane


André Ferraz, Escola de Engenharia de Lorena, USP
The origin of recalcitrance in sugar cane hybrids with contrasting lignin contents and chemically pretreated materials

Room Vail 16:00 - 17:30
Parallel Session 9 - Feedstock OMICs
Chair: Glaucia Souza
  Glaucia Souza, IQ-USP
Regulation of Sucrose Content and Yield in Sugarcane
  Mike Bevan, John Innes Centre, UK
  Martin Keller, BESC ORNL, USA
  Eric Jan Mathur, SG Biofuels USA
Jatropha 2.0 – Breeding, Biotech and Molecular Agronomics.
How an integrated platform is bringing the opportunities of Jatropha to reality
Room Bariloche 16:00 - 17:30
Parallel Session 10 - Alcoholchemistry, sugarchemistry, Biorefinaries
  Andreas K. Gombert, POLI-USP
Quantitative physiology and stress tolerance of yeast strains from the industrial production of fuel ethanol in Brazil
  Jaime Rodriguez, Forest Science Faculty, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Brown-rot fungi biomimetic pretreatment to bioethanol production from wood
  Henning Jorgensen, University of Copenhagen - Denmark
Impact Of Water Activity On The Effectiveness Of High Solids Enzymatic Hydrolysis Of Lignocellulose
Room Chilan 16:00 - 17:30
Parallel Session11 -  Sustainability
  Andre Nassar, ICONE, Brazil

Gabriel M. Pedroso, University of California – Davis, USA
The Sustainability of Biomass Production in Mediterranean Climates - Nitrogen and Water Use in Low and High Input Irrigated Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) Systems in California


Maria da Graça Derengowski, Instituto de Economia da UFRJ
Recent Evolution of Sugarcane Industry: 10 years of competition and growth

Poster Session 17:30 - 19:30
   BIOEN Wine & Cheese (by invitation)  

Thursday – August 18th

Room Aspen 09:00 - 10:30
Parallel Session 12 - Process Integration
  François Marechal, Ecole Politechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Silvia Azucena Nebra, UFABC
Energy consumption in ethanol production by enzymatic hydrolysis – The integration with the conventional process using Pinch Analysis


Caliane Bastos Borba Costa, UFSCAR
Study of second generation sugarcane bioethanol viability through integrated process optimization

Room Vail 09:00 - 10:30
Parallel Session 13 - Industrial Biotechnology/Enzymes
  Igor Polikarpov, IF, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Hydrolytic Enzymes, their Structure-Functional Studies and Biomass Transformation into Second Generation Biofuels
  James D. McMillan, NREL, USA
Harnessing Industrial Biotechnology for Production of Liquid Biofuels from Cellulosic Feedstocks
  Gustavo Goldman, FCF, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Functional analysis of the transcription factors XlnR and CreA involved in the regulation of transcription of cellulases- and hemicellulases-encoding genes in Aspergilli

Fabio Squina, Centro Nacional em Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais, Campinas, SP
The Lignocellulolytic Metagenome of Sugarcane Bagasse-Degrading-Soil

Room Bariloche 09:00 - 10:30
Parallel Session 14 - Agriculture

Carlos Eduardo P. Cerri, ESALQ


Keith L. Kline, ORNL
Indicators to support environmental sustainability of agricultural production and bioenergy crops


Helio Antonio Wood Joris, IAC
Stalk yield and nitrogen exports after nitrogen fertilization of two ratoons of sugarcane


Edgar Ferreira Gomes de Beauclair, ESALQ
Efficiency of a Humic Acid Based Soil Conditioner in Sugar Cane Crop

Room Chilan 09:00 - 10:30
Round Table 4 BRASKEM Bio-based Chemicals
Chair: José Vitor Bomtempo, UFRJ, Brazil
  Nathan J. Hillson, JBEI, USA
j5: DNA assembly design automation for metabolic pathways
  Eduardo Falabella, Petrobrás, Brazil
  Joseph John Bozell, University of Tennessee, USA
Room 6

09:00 - 10:30

Parallel Session 15 BE-BASIC Sustainability                           
Patricia Osseweijer

  Arnaldo Walter, CTBE/UNICAMP
Integrated assessment of sustainability

Ramon Hanssen, Delft University of Technology
Novel satelite measurement techniques for land-use


Paul Bodelier, Netherlands Institute of Ecology
Novel soil quality monitoring tools


Tadeu Malheiros, EESC - USP
Engagement for integrated sustainable assessment

 10:00 - 11:00 BP Biofuels Coffee break  
11:00 - 12:00 BBEST Awards - Sponsored by Monsanto
Closing Ceremony