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BESS Workshop May 2012

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 bioresources to fuels and chemicals.

Workshop programme




2:30-3:00 pm


3:00-3:05 pm


Dr. Geng Anli, BESS President

3:05-3:10 pm

Introduction of the workshop

Chairman of the workshop, Assoc/Prof. Li Zhi, NUS

3:10 – 3:50 pm

Converting flue gas CO2 to microalgal biomass for biofuels and bio-based chemicals production

Prof. Chang Ju-Shu, Deputy Director, Centre for Bioscience and Biotechnology; Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

3:50 – 4:30 pm

Catalyst Development for Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals - An introduction of research activities in Heterogeneous Catalysis Programme at ICES, A*star

Dr. Chen Luwei, Team Leader, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, A*star, Singapore

4:30 – 5:10 pm

Biocatalytic Conversion of Biomass to Chemicals

Dr. Steve Collier, Director of R&D, Codexis Laboratories Singapore Pte Ltd

5:10 – 5:30 pm

Networking and Discussion

6:00 – 6:30 pm

Bus transport to restaurant

6:30 pm

Workshop dinner

Registration: Free for BESS members. S$30 for non-BESS members (S$10 for students) – inclusive of membership fee for 2012, payable at the registration counter.
Conference Dinner: Members $20, International buffet at Fullerton Hotel
Please provide the following information to Dr. Geng Anli at for registration. Registration deadline is 11 May 2012.



Name of Participant








BESS member




MAP for the workshop venue is avaialble from here.



BESS past events:

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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