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BESS Biorenewables Workshop 2014

The shortage and high cost of fossil resources make it necessary to explore the use of bioresources such as plants or their by-products for chemicals and fuels production. This workshop organized by BioEnergy Society of Singapore (BESS) aims to update you the latest development in the R&D of biorenewables. 


2:30 - 3:00 pm


3:00 – 3:05 pm

Welcome Address and Workshop Introduction, by Dr Geng Anli, President, BESS

3:05 – 5:05 pm

Biorenewables Workshop 2014

3:05 - 3:35 pm

Mass cultivation of microalgae for biofuel feedstocks, protein-feed and high-value products, by Assoc/Professor Jeff OBBARD, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore

3:35 - 4:05 pm

The biology and application of red yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides, by Dr. JI Lianghui, Head, Biomaterials & Biocatalysts Laboratory, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore

4:05 - : 435 pm

Innovative production of lactic acid from renewable resources ,by Dr. WU Jinchuan, Head of Industrial Biotechnology, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), A*STAR, Singapore

4:35 – 5:05 pm           

Biobased adipic acid process, by Dr. LI Chuanzhao, Lecturer, Newcastle University (Singapore Institute of Technology), Singapore

5:05 - 5:30 pm

Refreshment and networking

5:30 – 6:00 pm

BESS Annual General Meeting 2014
Presentation of Annual Report and Financial Reports
Voting of new BESS Executive Committee
Any other business

6:00 pm                      

End of Event

6.15 pm          

Heading to AquaMarine Marina Mandarin for dinner


















The workshop is free of charge for BESS members and NUS students/staff. Those who paid and attended at least one BESS events in the past two years considered as BESS members.

NUS students and staff will have to show their staff or student cards on-site of the workshop registration in order to attend the workshop.

All participants, please click HERE for online registration.

Registration fee is $30 (without dinner) or $60 (with dinner).


BESS Supporting Events


23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 1-4 June 2015, Vienna, Austria

Join us in Vienna for the 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, the leading international platform for dialogue between research, industry, policy and the business of biomass.

The high quality of the EU BC&E stems from combining one of the largest biomass science and technology conferences with a leading biomass industry and technology exhibition, attracting the entire professional biomass community from around the globe.

The key focus of the 23rd EU BC&E will be interaction between research, industry and policy makers. The programme will offer overviews of the latest scientific findings, industrial progress and political landscape and will extend from biomass itself to conversion processes for biofuels, bioenergy and biorefineries and to the industrial applications and impacts on the environment.

Take this opportunity to present your latest results to specialists and decision makers from around the world .


BESS past events:

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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