WCCE11 - The V International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials - ISLCM 2023
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Description & Aims:

This event is promoted by RESALVALOR (Valorization of Residues from the Agri-Food Industry) and PROVALOR (Value Added Products from Forestry Industry Residues). It is a biannual event previously held in Foz de Iguazu, Argentina (2013), Concepción, Chile (2015), Barcelona, España (a parallel event within the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, 2017) and Thunder Bay, Canada (2019). Now it is proudly announced again as a parallel event within the 11th WCCE. All worldwide network involved in technical solutions for cascading biomass residues and wastes in the circular economy is invited to join us.

The overarching theme of ISLCM-2023 is the Circular Bioeconomy and Climate Change. The Biorefinery concept development is the key to build a society based on renewable biomass resources. Although there are major challenges in reducing production costs in Biorefineries posing great opportunities for fundamental science and engineering research, new research may lead to dramatic shifts from the way we currently conceive and practice biomass production and conversion.

This is a challenge and an opportunity that must be currently considered in order to the transition to a Bio-based-economy. The International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials will provide a platform to critically review the recent progress, design innovative strategies for future advancements, and exchange multidisciplinary information and experience acquired at all levels of lignocellulose research and development from lab, industrial and commercialization scales. ISLCM-2023 aims to stimulate fruitful discussions on a wide range of topics in all the biomass-related areas including but not limited to the following subjects: biosynthesis and deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass, biopolymers and natural adhesives, thermochemical and biological conversion, new molecules, composites, advanced and smart eco-friend paper-based materials, wastewater resources recovery, agrifood wastes processing, process integration, socio-economic impact analysis of products and processes.

The conference will set the stage to critically analyze biorefining production platforms for building block chemicals, complex materials, value-added products and underutilized byproducts from biomass. Opportunities will arise to accelerate scientific discovery and help promote, advance and disseminate new knowledge in all aspects of Lignocellulosic Biorefineries.

  ISLCM Topics
  • Advanced analytical techniques for lignocellulose characterization
  • Treatments of lignocellulosic biomass: deconstruction and fractioning
  • Chemical and thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic biomass
  • Biofuels and value-added chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass
  • Biopolymers, composites and adhesives, from lignocellulosic biomass
  • Breakthrough technologies for paper, fiber-based and lignocellulosic-based materials
  • New products from cellulose, lignin, hemicellulose and polyphenols
  • Lignocellulosic biorefinery: process and product integration, and valorization of residual streams
  • Environmental and socioeconomic considerations of biorefinery

Buenos Aires - Argentina - June 4-8, 2023