14th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and 7th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology

(as of December 2022)

The sessions are organized by partners with focus on

Research advancements towards the digitalisation of microalgae cultivation processes  
(organized by H2020 EU project "DigitAlgaesation")

Microalgae and other photosynthetic microorganisms represent a highly promising source for food, feed, chemicals, and fuels. However, despite the enormous potential and the impressive R&D effort, industrial use of microalgae is still at its first developmental stage. A major step forward can derive by the development and implementation of digital technologies, capable of automatizing and optimising culture conditions at industrial scale. Results from the H2020 EU project DigitAlgaesation will be presented, showing progress in the development of sound modelling approaches, reliable smart monitoring systems, and automatic control strategies.

Chemical Engineering in Space Engineering
(organized by EFCE Section on Membrane Engineering)

The growth of space activities justifies the increasing interest in this topic. Chemical engineering, as well as membrane engineering, can play an important role in the field, as it will be presented and discussed in the Session. Experts from both Academia and Industry will be involved to share their experience and to illustrate their perspectives.

Hydrogen for a decarbonized future
(organized by EFCE Section on Membrane Engineering)

The Special Session program will deal with the presentation of the outcomes and ongoing researches of a number of selected players acting in the field of Hydrogen production, purification and utilization, with the further scope of illustrating what is the role of hydrogen at present for a decarbonized economy and a sustainable development. Experts from both Academia and Industry, International Organizations and Decision-Makers with a large experience on the ground will participate actively to the discussion, offering the most impacting perspectives of the hydrogen green deal on the society in the near future. This Special Session will address Topics such as Membrane Engineering in the Hydrogen Economy, Renewable Sources and Hydrogen, Green, blue and grey Hydrogen production: challenges and perspectives, Hybrid industrial plant solutions for decarbonized hydrogen generation and Hydrogen and fuel cells.

PAT applications in fed batch and continuous bioprocesses
(organized by DECHEMA-BioTechNet working group Measurement & control and Bio-PAT e.V., Berlin/D)

The session will focus on inline and online process analytical technologies in fed-batch and continuous bioprocesses which provide a deeper knowledge on the characteristics of grwoth, physiology and/or product formation.  Aside from  analytical solutions it also aims to focus on dataprocessing technologies to apply the data in the control of a process. Possible technolgies include but are not limited to optical technologies, innovative gas analytical procedures and novel electrode  systems.

The Pharma Challenge: a cross-cutting perspective
(jointly organised by EFCE working parties Thermodynamics and Transport Properties, CAPE and Crystallization)

The pharmaceutical industry poses serious challenges to chemical engineers, from modeling and measuring the thermodynamics and kinetics of crystallization to selecting appropriate models for describing the behavior of the complex molecules involved. In this session we welcome contributions that present new modeling approaches, experimental developments, computational strategies, theoretical insights, as well as general views on the current state of the topic and future needs. The contributions from Industry are particularly welcome. Please consider that this is a cross-cutting Session and the lectures will have to be suitable for a broad and multidisciplinary audience.

Membrane Engineering
(organized by EFCE Section on Membrane Engineering)

The fast growing of membrane systems in industrial applications suggests the dissemination of last results, particularly in the areas of strategic interest. Membrane engineering is today the key for further assessing the role of membrane operations in different sectors. In the Session, experts in the field will be involved to share their experience and to illustrate their perspectives.

Mathematics in (bio)Chemical Kinetics and Engineering
(organized by the EFCE working party on chemical reaction engineering)

The goal of this conference is to bring together mathematicians, (bio)chemical engineers and chemists to outline highly topical mathematical approaches to problems in (bio)chemical kinetics and engineering.

Dispersity, structure and phase changes of proteins and bioagglomerates in biotechnological processes
(organized by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade, TU Braunschweig/D)

In biotechnological processes from fermentation to formulation, proteins are generated and further processed into products or particles are used as excipients. The characterization of the different stresses placed on proteins and bioagglomerates by the process environment and the effect of these process-typical thermal, chemical and, in particular, mechanical stresses on the dispersity, structure and phase of the proteins and bioagglomerates is the focus of this session and also of the DFG-funded priority program "DispBioTech". Novel molecular and systems biology, particle engineering and numerical methods are used at the micro, meso and macro levels to investigate the influences along the process chain of cultivation, processing and formulation of products such as biopharmaceuticals.

MACBETH - Catalytic membrane reactors at the doorstep to industrial implementation
(organized by the Europen MACBETH project)

MACBETH is a European funded project focussiong on the development and implementation of catalytic membrane reactors at a TRL 7. The project comprises four industrial relevant use cases ranging from the fine chemical to biochemical sector. Within MACBETH the relevant technological buidling blocks were optimized and scaled up. Main focus of each case is on the implementation of the demo reactors in an indusrial application. Further the project is aiming at disseminating the results to other applications via a catalytic membrane reactor lighthouse. The latter is implmented already in an project internal within a start-up. The session will give an overview of the different cases, their main research goals achived and introduce the lighthouse start-up. 

Industrial Biocatalysis - Moving forward Step by Step towards a Resilient and Sustainable Bioeconomy
(organized by ESAB - European Society of Applied Biocatalysis, SKB - Schweizerischer Koordinationsausschuss für Biotechnologie and DECHEMA e.V.)


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