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Introduction

Bio-energy and bio-based chemicals have come under scrutiny in view of competing use of limited land and agricultural resources for the food, energy and chemical industries, whilst trying to meet the expectations of investors.

The theme of the biannual Bioenergy and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2016 [30 31 May 2016] organised by the BioEnergy Society of Singapore (BESS) is Sustainable Manufacturing for Food, Fuels and Chemicals. We invite experts in these fields to showcase their latest technologies, breakthroughs and share their challenges. This conference will bring together individuals interested to share and learn the potentials and challenges in R&D and commercialisation in the agriculture, food, biofuel and biochemical sectors. This conference aims to be a platform for forging multi-party collaborations and technology integrations.

Awards will be given to top posters selected by an expert panel. An optional Technical Tour [1 June 2016] to some major R&D centres in Singapore is also available.

Conference Topics include:

  1. Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering
  2. Functional foods and nutraceuticals
  3. Green technologies for agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry
  4. Feedstock development
  5. Biomass conversion; waste utilization; carbon foot print reduction
  6. Venture capital and commercialization of biofuels and biochemicals
  7. Supply chain and logistics
  8. Government policies

Come and join us for this networking event and hear from the experts on sustainable manufacturing of food, 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 sustainable manufacturing for food, fuels and chemicals at this conference, please submit an abstract of your presentation and biography online at Abstract and Biography Submission.

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

Merit

Number of awards

One (SGD300)

Two (SGD 200 each)

Three (SGD 100 each)

Six (SGD30 each)

Important Dates:


Closing date for Abstract and Biography online submission for oral presentation

30 April 2016

Announcement of abstracts for oral & poster presentations

8 Apr 2016

Closing date for Abstract and Biography online submission for poster presentation

20 May 2016

BESS Achievement Award 2016

In order to recognize the importance of bio-energy and bio-based chemicals research, Bioenergy Society of Singapore (BESS) has created BESS Achievement Award 2016 to award excellent and innovative lead researchers and industrial professionals. This prestigious prize awards excellent projects presented in the Bioenergy & Biorefinery Conference Southeast Asia 2016: Sustainable Manufacturing for Food, Fuels and Chemicals, 30 May 1 Jun 2016

The call for nominations is open until 20 May, 2016. 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 gan2@np.edu.sg by 20 May 2016. The award will be presented on 31st May 2016 (Day 2), at the Bioenergy & Biorefinery Conference Southeast Asia 2016 in Singapore.

Click HERE for BESS Achievement Award 2016 Nomination Form

Registration

Registration fees and information are shown below.
  by 31st Mar 2016 by 31st Mar 2016 after 31st Mar 2016 after 31st Mar 2016
Participants Conference + Technical Tour Conference + Technical Tour
Non-member S$550 S$660 S$600 S$710
*BESS member or students S$375 S$485 S$400 S$510

*Special rate is applicable only to existing BESS members or students. Students must produce their student identification to enjoy this special rate.


Lunches, teas and a conference banquet are included. Please register by completing the online Registration Form and make your payment according to Payment Details. 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, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited, 1 Research Link National University of Singapore Singapore 117604, T (65) 6872 7000; F (65) 6872 7007. For details please refer to Location.

Conference Programme

Details of the programme can be found below. Check back frequently for updates.

FINAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

 

 

BESS past events:

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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