1st Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference (BBEST)


Sunday - August, 14th, 2011 – Room Aspen

18:00 - 18:30 Opening Plenary,
Chair: Carlos H. Brito Cruz, Fapesp, Brazil
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

9:00 - 9:30 Plenary 1
Chair: Glaucia Mendes Souza
Marcos Jank, UNICA, Brazil
Biofuel Industry: A Local and Global View
9:30 - 10:00 Plenary 2
Chair: Glaucia Mendes Souza
Chris Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, EBI, USA
Second Generation Biofuels
10:00 - 10:30 BP Biofuels Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00 Plenary 3
Chair: Luis Augusto Cortez
Lee Lynd, Dartmouth College, USA
Gracefully Reconciling Very Large Scale Bioenergy Production with Other Priorities: From Vision to Analysis to Action
11:00 - 11:30 Plenary 4
Chair: Luis Augusto Cortez
 Guilherme de Almeida Freire, Embraer
 Aviation Biofuels in Brazil - Challenges and Perspective
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (on your own)
13:30 - 15:30 Round Table 1 - Policy Section: How Much Biofuel Can We Produce in the World?
Chair: Martin Keller
 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
16:00 - 18:00 Round Table 2 - Policy Section: Policies for a Bio-based Economy
Chair: Carlos Pacheco, UNICAMP
 Luuk Van Der Wielen, BE-BASIC, The Netherlands
Luiz Augusto Horta, UNIFEI, Brazil
Marcelo Poppe, CGEE, Brazil
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

9:00 - 10:00 Plenary 5 - Biomass Processing Technologies
Chair: Rubens Maciel
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
10:30 – 11:30 Plenary 6
Chair: Marie-Anne Van Sluys
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)
14:00 - 15:30 Round Table 3 - Engines and Biofuels: Moving the World - Room Aspen
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
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Session 1 – Biomass - Room Vail
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
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Session 2 - Alcoholchemistry, Sugarchemistry, Biorefinaries - Room Bariloche
Chair: Antonio Bonomi
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
14:00 - 15:30 Parallel Session 3 - International Energy Agency - IEA - Room Chilan
Chair: Jack Saddler
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 - Current Status and Potential for Algal Biofuels Production
Henning Jorgensen, University of Copenhagen - Denmark on behalf of Michael Persson, Dong Energy, Denmark
15:30 - 16:00 BP Biofuels Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Parallel Session 4 - Systems and Synthetic Biology BE-BASIC/BIOEN - Room Aspen
Chair: Dr. Ton van Maris
Boris J.C. Stambuk, UFSC, Brazil - Genomic and evolutionary engineering strategies in Yeasts for improved Bioethanol production from Sugarcane
Ton van Maris (TU Delft) - Engineering of carboxylation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: PEPCK and malic enzyme
Liang Wu (DSM) - Leveraging biotechnology at DSM - Renewble chemicals portfolio
Travis Bayer, Imperial College - Rewiring biological networks to enhance fuel production
16:00 – 17:30 Parallel Session 5 - Biofuel Technologies - Room Vail
Chair: Elba Bon
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
Francesco Palombo, Petrobras -CENPES, Dep de P&D em Abastecimento e Biocombustíveis, Brazil
16:00 – 17:30 Parallel Session 6 - Sustainability - Room Bariloche
Chair: Marcia Azanha
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? 
16:00 – 17:30 Parallel Session 7 - International Energy Agency - IEA - Room Chilan
Chair: James D. McMillan
 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
17:30 - 19:30 Poster Session


Wednesday - August 17th, 2011

9:00 - 10:00 Plenary 7
Chair: Bruce Dale
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
10:30 – 11:30 Plenary 8
Chair: Bruce Dale
Jeremy Woods, Imperial College, UK
Land use change
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch (on your own)
14:00 - 14:45 Plenary 9
Chair: Heitor Cantarella
Steve Long, University of Illinois, EBI, USA
 Biomass and Climate Change 
14:45 - 15:30 Plenary 10
Chair: Heitor Cantarella
Carlos Joly, UNICAMP, Brazil
Creating new knowledge in biodiversity and trarslating it into public policies in São Paulo, Brazil aaaa
15:30 – 16:00 BP Biofuels Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Parallel Session 8 – Photosynthesis - Room Aspen
Chair: Daniel Bush
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
16:00 - 17:30 Parallel Session 9 - Feedstock OMICs - Room Vail
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
16:00 - 17:30 Parallel Session 10 - Alcoholchemistry, sugarchemistry, Biorefinaries - Room Bariloche
Chair: Andreas Gombert
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 
16:00 - 17:30 Parallel Session 11 - Sustainability - Room Chilan
Chair: André Nassar
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
17:30 - 19:30 Poster Session

BIOEN Wine & Cheese (by invitation)


Thursday - August 18th, 2011

09:00 - 10:30 Parallel Session 12 - Process Integration - Room Aspen
Chair: Caliane Bastos
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
Study of second generation sugarcane bioethanol viability through integrated process optimization
09:00 - 10:30 Parallel Session 13 - Industrial Biotechnology/Enzymes - Room Vail
Chair: Gustavo Goldman
Munir S. Skaf, UNICAMP IQ, Brazil substituíndo Igor Polikarpov, IF, University of São Paulo - 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
09:00 - 10:30 Parallel Session 14 - Agriculture - Room Bariloche
Chair: Carlos Cerri
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 
09:00 - 10:30 Round Table 4 BRASKEM Bio-based Chemicals - Room Chilan
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
Biobased product opportunities for carbohydrate conversion in the biorefinery: The "Top 10 + 4"
09:00 - 10:30 Parallel Session 15 BE-BASIC Sustainability - Room 6
Chair: 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