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Chemical, health care and consumer care companies wish to be less dependent on fossil raw materials for their products. The transition from fossil to renewable raw materials is making these industries more sustainable.

The theme of the biannual Bioenergy and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2018 [16 -18 May 2018] organised by the BioEnergy Society of Singapore (BESS) is Sustainable Production of Molecules. This conference aims to be a platform for forging multi-party collaborations and technology integrations. We invite experts in the relevant fields to join us to showcase your challenges and latest technology breakthroughs. Through this conference we hope to bring together individuals from both academia and industries who are interested to share and learn the potentials and challenges in R&D technology commercialisation, sustainable development in industries.

Awards will be given to top posters selected by an expert panel. An optional Technical Tour [18 May 2018] to some major R&D centres in Singapore is also available.

Conference Topics include:

  1. Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering
  2. Biobased chemicals and fuels
  3. Functional foods and nutraceuticals
  4. Sustainable ingredients for healthcare and consumer care industry
  5. Green technologies for agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry
  6. Feedstock development
  7. Biomass conversion; waste utilization; carbon foot print reduction
  8. Venture capital and commercialization
  9. Supply chain and logistics
  10. Government policies

Preliminary Conference Programme is available below. Click HERE to find out the details

Come and join us for this networking event and hear from the experts on sustainable manufacturing of food, pharmaceuticals, fuels and chemicals from Southeast Asia and around the world.

We look forward to meeting you in Singapore.

Abstract Submission

If you are interested in sharing your experiences in BESS Conference on Sustainable Production of Molecules 2018, please submit an abstract of your presentation and biography using the Abstract template and submit it to Dr. Geng Anli at

There will be both poster and oral presentation sessions. The Conference Scientific Committee will select abstracts for the oral presentations. Abstracts not selected will be put in the poster session and are eligible for poster judging.

Poster awards

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize




SGD 200

SGD 100


Important Dates:

Closing date for Abstract and Biography online submission for oral presentation

15 April 2018

Announcement of abstracts for oral & poster presentations

16 April 2018

Closing date for Abstract and Biography online submission for poster presentation

10 May 2018

BESS Achievement Award 2018

In order to recognize the importance of bio-energy and bio-based chemicals research, Bioenergy Society of Singapore (BESS) has created BESS Achievement Award 2018 to award excellent and innovative lead researchers and industrial professionals. This prestigious prize awards excellent projects presented in BESS Conference Sustainable Production of Molecules, 16-18 May 2018.

The call for nominations is open until 1 May 2018. All conference participants are entitled to nominate yourself. If interested, please fill the nomination form and submit it together with your CV (no more than 2 pages) to Dr. Geng Anli at by 1 May 2018. The award will be presented on 17 May 2018 (Day 2), at the conference.

Click HERE for BESS Achievement Award 2018 Nomination Form


Registration fees and information are shown below.
  by 16 April 2018 after 16 April 2018
Non-member S$550 S$600
BESS member S$400 S$450
Students with dinner S$250 S$250
Students without dinner S$150 S$150

Please note that the deadline for early bird rate was extended to 16 April 2018. In addition, additional fee will be charged by Eventbrite. No early bird rate for students.

Lunches, teas and a conference banquet are included. Please register by completing the online Registration Form and make your payment at Eventbrite. Registration will only be confirmed after the payment is received.

Hotel Accommodation and Conference Venue

Participants may choose any of their preferred hotels in Singapore for accommodation. Participants are to make their reservations directly with the hotels. However, for your reference, the following hotels are close to the conference venue. 

Budget hotels

Participants may take taxi or bus to reach the conference venue, Lecture Theatres (LT1), 9 Engineering Drive 1, National University Of Singapore (NUS) (S) 117575.


BESS past events:

Bioenery and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2016

BESS Biorenewables Workshop and BESS AGM 2015

BESS Workshop on Bioresources to Fuels and Chemicals 2015

BESS Biorenewables Workshop and BESS AGM 2014

BESS Workshop on Bioresources to Fuels and Chemicals 2014

BESS Biorenewables Workshop and BESS AGM 2013

Bioenery and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2013

Biorenewables Workshop and BESS AGM 2012

BESS Workshop on Bioresources to Fuels and Chemicals 2012

Bioenergy symposium cum AGM 2011

Bioenergy and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2011

Bioenergy Seminar 2010

Singapore BioEnergy Conference 2009 - From R&D to Commercialization



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