15 years highlighting Research & Innovation in Waste and Biomass Valorisation

8th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation

July 13-16, 2020
Guelph, Canada

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Abstract submission deadline extended to Nov. 6, 2019
Authors notification: January 16, 2020

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Prof Robert C. Brown

Dr. Brown is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU).
Dr. Brown is the founding director of the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI), which coordinates ISU’s research, educational, and outreach activities related to biobased products and bioenergy. His research interests focus on thermochemical processing of biomass into energy, fuels and chemicals. Dr. Brown has written over 300 refereed research papers and book chapters. He wrote Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, widely used as a textbook around the world. His book Why Are We Producing Biofuels received the Book of the Year Award from Biofuels Digest in 2012. He edited Thermochemical Processing of Biomass, the second edition released in April 2019, and co-edited Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass: Advances in Science and Technology, released by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2017. Dr. Brown received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1980. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He received the Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science in 2015. He has eighteen patents, one of which received a R&D 100 Award from Research and Development Magazine.

Prof Gerasimos Lyberatos

Prof. Gerasimos Lyberatos is currently professor in the School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens and a collaborating faculty member of the Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas).

He obtained his B.S. at M.I.T. and his M.S. and Ph.D. at CALTECH (USA). His research interests are in Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Technologies for liquid and solid waste treatment and valorization. He has over 190 publications in International refereed Journals, and over 250 participations in International Conferences, 9 Chapters in books and two books. He has supervised 35 PhD theses. He has organized two International Conferences. Prof. Lyberatos is Editor of the Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), Associate Editor of Waste and Biomass Valorization (Springer) and is also the President of the Hellenic Water Association, the Greek governing member of IWA.

Dr Ajit Sapre

Dr Sapre is President of R&T, Reliance Industries Ltd Group (India).

Dr Sapre has 40 years of experience in the petroleum refining and petrochemicals business, and new business development based on cutting edge technology developments and management. He received his PhD from the University of Delaware and MBA from Cornell University. His experience includes technical and managerial assignments in research, engineering, licensing, business, manufacturing units and corporate planning. He has worked in upstream, downstream (refining, petrochemicals, polyester, lubes) and renewable energy sectors.

Ajit has strong management and technical background in processes and catalyst development, chemical reaction engineering, optimization technologies, computer integrated manufacturing and intellectual asset management.
He has published more than 100 technical papers, one book and has more than 45 U.S. patents to his credit.


Theme issues - Waste and Biomass Valorization (IF 2.358)

Only authors of selected papers (based on the abstract) will be invited to submit a journal paper for review in Theme Issues.

After this step, the papers will follow the regular peer-review process of the journal Waste and Biomass Valorization (Springer).

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WasteEng2020 conference will take place in University of Guelph. Guelph is located in Ontario, at about 1h from Toronto airport (Pearson).

Niagara falls are located at about 1.5h from Guelph. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy one of the best nature treasure!

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