International Conference on
Biopolymers and Biofuels

 Theme  :  Lighting the Future of Energy: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future

  July 17-18,2020

 Rome, Italy

 Conference Brochure  Abstract Submission  Organizing Committee  Tentative Schedule

Biopolymers & Biofuels 2019

We are very pleased to welcome you to participate at our “International Conference on Biopolymers & Biofuels” on 17-18, July, 2020 at Rome, Italy with the theme Lighting the Future of Energy: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future. Our Aim is to bring together all a unique and international mix of experts like Nanotechnologist, Material scientists, polymers Scientists, Research Academicians, Energy Professionals, Food Technologists & prospective Students to share information and ideas about the recent advances in the field of Biopolymers & Biofuels and the development of quality & quantity of production.

Biopolymers & Biofuels 2020 Conference includes the series of Oral Talks, Poster Presentations, Workshops & Exhibitions by Industries, Academicians, Professors, Young Forum Researchers & Students.

Who Can Attend?

  • Nanotechnologist
  • Polymers Scientists
  • Food & Fuel Technologists
  • Biotechnologist
  • Bioprocessing Engineer
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Material Scientists
  • Academicians, Directors/CEO.
  • Managers/Engineers.
  • Researchers from universities
  • Nano Scientists from research institutes
  • Nano engineers
  • Scholars/ laureates, Associations and Societies
  • Business Entrepreneurs
  • Training Institutes
  • Experts
  • Delegates
  • Manufacturing Companies,
  • Professionals

Why Choose Us?

  • Presenting Your Organisation’s Work on a Global Platform
  • Discuss and Overcome Issues in your Field by Expert Advice
  • Network with Experts from the Sector
  • Learn From Other Speakers
  • Chairing/ Co-chairing a Session
  • Meeting the new People from 22+ Different Countries
  • Increasing your Scope of Knowledge
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Opportunity to Collaborate and Sponsor

Biofuels:
Biofuels is a fuel which is produced by the biological processes, such as anaerobic digestion and agriculture, from the prehistoric biological matters the coal and petroleum are produced by the formation of fossil fuel. The waste-derived indirectly from the domestic, commercial, industrial and by agricultural or directly from the plants are biofuels. The renewable biofuels which involve contemporary carbon fixation, through the process of photosynthesis which occur in microalgae and plants. Other renewable biofuels are made by the use or conversion of biomass. They are combustible fuels created from the biomass. The term biofuels usually referred to as liquid fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol and it also includes solid fuels such as biogas or syngas and wood pellets.
Marine biopolymers:
Marine biopolymers are the polymers that are produced by biological systems such as microorganisms, shrimps, insects, cramps in the marine environment. Marine biopolymers are being developed for the use of packings, medical materials, cosmetics, clothing fabrics, water treatment chemicals, and even data storage elements. Marine biopolymers focus on the extraction of multi-component natural polymers seaweed, as for the natural materials there is a global demand whose origin is clear and is both safe and clear. Marine organisms are still remains a largely exploited resources but what concerns more about its biotechnology applications. These are constituted by the materials with a vast range of properties and characteristics that may justified their potential application within the biomedical field.
Biopolymers and Bioplastics:
Biopolymers are polymers that can be found in or manufactured by, living organisms. These also involve polymers that are obtained from renewable resources that can be used to manufacture Bioplastics by polymerization. There are primarily two types of Biopolymer, one that is obtained from living organisms and another that is produced from renewable resources but require polymerization. Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, food waste, etc. Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers using microorganisms.
Nanotechnology in Biofuels and biogas:
Use of nanotechnology which combines the control of materials at the size of the nanometer to green intriguing standards is "Green nanotechnology". It correspondingly intimate to the utilization of the results of nanotechnology to upgrade conformity. Keeping up and augment soil, water, and air aspect speak to the absolute most commanding difficulties encountering worldwide society in the 21st century. Contagion from such assorted sources as oil and synthetic spills, pesticide and fertilizer overflow, abandonment modern and mining locales and airborne smoggy and particulate issue from cars worsen the coincidence once a day.
Biodegradable Plastics Applications:
Bio plastics or biodegradable plastics are by chemical nature polyhydroxy alkanoates or PHAs. They are currently being produced in large amount by microbial fermentation process in industries. Among all the polyhydroxy alkanoates, polyhydroxy butyrate or PHB is the most important one as bio plastics. Biodegradable plastics can be composed of bio-plastics, which are plastics made from renewable raw materials. There are normally two forms of biodegradable plastic, injection molded and solid. The solid forms normally are used for items such as food containers, leaf collection bags, and water bottles. Bioplastics can also be processed in very similar ways to petrochemical plastics such as injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming. To improve their tensile strength, bioplastic polymers can be blended with their co-polymers or with other polymers
Recycling and Waste Management of Biopolymers:
Biobased biopolymers offer advantages not only on the raw materials side but also on the disposal side through certain promising end-of-life (EOL) options. Especially waste disposal with energy recovery has an added benefit, which lies in gaining carbon neutral energy while allowing multiple uses after possible recycling. The Commission said that all of the composts containing biodegradable polymer materials could be classified using a risk assessment system at a higher toxicity level. Biodegradable biopolymer waste can be treated by aerobic degradation, composting, or anaerobic digestion. Plastic waste can only be incinerated in licensed plastic waste incineration plants, all other forms of burning plastic waste are banned. Mostly plastic waste is generated by common households. The introduction of advanced selective waste collection systems has allowed the separation of different materials and types of waste. An important task is to emphasize the benefits of the separation of plastics, so they become re-usable and less polluting to our environment.
Green Composites in Biopolymers:
Whole green composites are the composite materials that are made from both renewable resource based polymer (biopolymer) and biofiller. Whole green composites are recyclable, renewable, triggered biodegradable and could reduce the dependency on the fossil fuel to a great extent when used in interior applications. Whole green composites could have major applications in automotive interiors, interior building applications and major packaging areas. Despite the large number of recent reviews on green composites defined as biopolymers or bio-derived polymers reinforced with natural fibers for bioprocessing of materials, limited investigation has taken place into the most appropriate applications for these materials.
Recycling and Disposal of Polymers:
Most plastics crumble into ever-tinier fragments as they are exposed to sunlight and the elements. Except for the small amount that's been incinerated–and it's a very small amount–every bit of plastic ever made still exists, unless the material's molecular structure is designed to favour biodegradation. Unfortunately, cleaning up the garbage patch is not a realistic option, and unless we change our disposal and recycling habits, it will undoubtedly get bigger. One sensible solution would require manufacturers to use natural biodegradable packaging materials whenever possible, and consumers to conscientiously dispose of their plastic waste. Thus, instead of consigning all plastic trash to a land fill, some of it may provide energy by direct combustion, and some converted for reuse as a substitute for virgin plastics. The latter is particularly attractive since a majority of plastics are made from petroleum, a diminishing resource with a volatile price.
Future and Scope of Biopolymers and Bioplastics:
In search of novel Advanced Materials solutions and keeping an eye on the goal of sustainable production and consumption, bioplastics have several (potential) benefits. The use of renewable resources to produce bioplastics the key for increasing resource productivity, the resources can be cultivated on an (at least) annual basis, the principle of cascade use, as biomass can primarily be used for materials and then for energy generation, a reduction of the carbon footprint and GHG egressions of some materials and products – saving fossil fuels resources, and for substituting them step by step.The use of biopolymers could markedly increase as more durable versions are developed, and the cost to manufacture these bio-plastics continues to go fall. Bio-plastics can replace conventional plastics in the field of their applications also and can be used in different sectors such as food packaging, plastic plates, cups, cutlery, plastic storage bags, storage containers or other plastic or composite materials items you are buying and therefore can help in making environment sustainable.
Food vs Fuels Debate:
Food versus fuel is the plight regarding the risk of distracting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the drawback of the food supply. The biofuel and food price debate concerns wide-ranging views, and is an abiding, controversial one in the literature. There is a conflict about the sense of the issue, what is creating it, and what can or should be rendered to remedy the situation. This intricacy and uncertainty is due to the wide number of concussion and criticism loops that can positively or negatively affect the price system. Furthermore, the relative strengths of these positive and negative impacts change in the short and long terms, and implicate delayed effects. The academic side of the debate is also obscured by the applicability of different economic models and competing forms of statistical analysis.
Biopolymers from Renewable Sources:
This session presents the new biomass based composition from renewable resources. Now a day, it is clearly observed from the current scenario of environmental preservation a continuous definition and approval of growingly restrictive regulations and an increase in the market demand for products with a lower ecological footprint. Especially the automobile sector has been identified as one of the most involved in the adoption of protectionist measures towards the environment preservation, translating some of their major concerns in the increase of green materials demands. The technical performances of the developed base biopolymers will be enhanced by means of the addition of natural reinforcements functionalized to better tailor its properties of compatibility, dispersion, aspect ratio, etc.
Renewable Energy:
Renewable Energy is normally defined as any energy resource’s that can be naturally renew or regenerated over a short time and which is directly derived from the sun (solar energy),indirectly from sun such as wind energy, hydropower energy, bioenergy ,or from  other mechanisms of natural  resources (geothermal energy, tidal energy). Renewable energy only includes energy derived from organic and natural resources it doesn’t include inorganic resources. REN21 is an energy policy network that brings government and non-governmental organisation together and other organisations to learn from one another and build successes in advance renewable energy.
Biopolymers as Green and Natural Polymers:
Natural polymers include the RNA and DNA that are so important in genes and life processes. In fact, messenger RNA is what makes possible proteins, peptides, and enzymes. Enzymes help do the chemistry inside living organisms and peptides make up some of the more interesting structural components of skin, hair, and even the horns of rhinos.
Bioenergy and Biomass:
Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. It most often refers to plants or plant-based materials which are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass. As an energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel. Bioenergy is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources. Though wood is still our largest biomass energy resource, the other sources which can be utilized include plants, residues from agriculture or forestry, and the organic component of municipal and industrial wastes. Even the fumes from landfills can be used as a biomass energy source. Biohydrogen is a potential biofuel obtainable from both cultivation and from waste organic materials.
Green Energy and advanced biofuel:
Green Energy might be a group of renewable energy and represents those renewable energy resources and technologies that supply the most effective environmental profit. Though the impacts are small, some renewable energy technologies can have an impact on the environment. As an example, large electricity resources can have environmental trade-offs on such issues as fisheries and land use.Second-generation biofuels additionally called advanced biofuels, square measure fuels which will be factory-made from varied styles of non-food biomass. Biomass during this context suggests that plant materials and animal waste used particularly as a supply of fuel. First-generation biofuels are made of the sugars and vegetable oils found in food crops exploitation customary process technologies
Biopolymers in Biomedical Applications:
Polymers have become a necessary commodity of everyday life and are used for manufacturing of hundreds of things of our daily use from house hold items to transportation and communication. Polymers are also used in medicine; however, all the polymers cannot be used for this purpose. For medical applications, a polymer should have the following properties: (a) bio-safe and non-toxic which means that it should be non-carcinogenic, non-teratogenic, non-mutagenic, non-cytotoxic, non-pyrogenic, nonhemolytic, non-allergenic and chronically non-inflammative etc. (b) must be effective in terms of functionality, durability, and performance (c) must be interfacial, mechanically and biologically biocompatible and (d) sterilizable through different techniques like autoclave, dry heating, electron beam irradiation etc. It should also be chemically inert and very stable i.e. it should not decay or disintegrate to give obnoxious toxic products with the passage of time especially when it is intended to be implanted within body.
Biopolymer and Bioplastics Applications:
Biopolymers are polymers that can be found in or manufactured by, living organisms. These also involve polymers that are obtained from renewable resources that can be used to manufacture Bioplastics by polymerization. There are primarily two types of Biopolymer, one that is obtained from living organisms and another that is produced from renewable resources but require polymerization. Those created by living beings include proteins and carbohydrates. Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, food waste, etc. Bioplastic can be made from agricultural by-products and also from used plastic bottles and other containers using microorganisms. Common plastics, such as fossil-fuel plastics (also called petrobased polymers) are derived from petroleum or natural gas.
Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Division:
Tissue Engineering is a scientific field and also characterized as understanding the standards of tissue and its development by practical trade of deficient tissue for clinical utilize. Tissue building deals about the study of combination of cells, designing, materials strategies, physicochemical and biochemical components to replace or enhance natural tissues. Regenerative Medicine is branch of translational research in tissue designing which manages the way toward supplanting, building or recovering human cells, tissues or organs to reestablish or set up typical capacity. It is a diversion changing range of prescription with the possibility to completely mend harmed tissues and organs, offering arrangements and seek after individuals who have conditions that today are destroyed. Stem Cells are the cells originate in all multi-cellular organisms. They are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide to produce more stem cells.
Bioinformatics:
Bioinformatics, an amalgam science that associates biological data with techniques for information storage, distribution, and analysis to support compound areas of scientific research, comprising biomedicine. It is nurtured by high-throughput data-generating experiments, including genomic sequence. Progress of effective algorithms for measuring sequence likeness is an important objective of bioinformatics
Biopolymers in Energy Storage:
Polymeric materials play an important role in many different aspects of energy storage such as batteries, fuel cells, capacitors, photovoltaics and thermo-electrics. With the combination of catechol protection/deprotection chemistry with controlled polymerization techniques a well defined polymer structure with tuna-able composition and functionality were introduced in the past five years. The efficient energy storage and conversion systems have trigged due to the demand for renewable energy and for the increasing concerns about environmental issues which were caused by fossil fuels.
Recycling of Biopolymers and Bioplastics:
Biobased biopolymers offer advantages not only on the raw materials side but also on the disposal side through certain promising end-of-life (EOL) options. Especially waste disposal with energy recovery has an added benefit, which lies in gaining carbon neutral energy while allowing multiple uses after possible recycling. Most plastics crumble into ever-tinier fragments as they are exposed to sunlight and the elements. Except for the small amount that's been incinerated–and it's a very small amount–every bit of plastic ever made still exists, unless the material's molecular structure is designed to favour biodegradation. Unfortunately, cleaning up the garbage patch is not a realistic option, and unless we change our disposal and recycling habits, it will undoubtedly get bigger.
Algae Biofuels and Biorefineries:
Algae fuel or algal biofuel is a substitute for liquid fossil fuels that utilizes algae as its source of energy-rich oils. Also, algae fuels are a substitute for commonly known biofuel sources, such as corn and sugarcane. Various companies and government agencies are sponsoring efforts to reduce capital and operating costs and make algae fuel production commercially feasible. Like fossil fuel, algae fuel releases CO2 when burnt, but unlike fossil fuel, algae fuel and other biofuels only release CO2 recently withdrawn from the atmosphere via photosynthesis as the algae or plant grew. A biorefinery is a center that melds biomass conversion processes and equipment to manufacture fuels, power, heat, and chemicals from biomass. The biorefinery concept is parallel to today's petroleum refinery, which makes various fuels and products from petroleum. Biorefining is the sustainable conversion of biomass into a spectrum of bio-based products and bioenergy. By producing various products, a biorefinery takes advantage of the various parts in biomass and their intermediates therefore maximizing the value acquired from the biomass feedstock.
Production of Biofuels:
Biofuel production is that the method of manufacturing the biofuel, biodiesel, through the chemical reactions Trans esterification and esterification. This involves vegetable or animal fats and oils being reacted with short-chain alcohols (typically methyl alcohol or ethanol). The alcohols used ought to be of low mass, ethyl alcohol being one among the foremost used for its low price. However, larger conversions into biodiesel will be reached exploitation methyl alcohol.
Green Chemistry:
The idea of green chemistry is study of new idea which developed in the business and regulatory society as a natural evolution of pollution preventive actions. In our exertions to improve crop protection, medicines, and commercial products where we are causing unplanned harm to our planet and humans. Green chemistry takes a stride further and builds new concepts for chemistry and engineering to design chemicals, chemical processes and products in a way that circumvents the production of toxic substances and waste generation. New catalytic reaction procedures continue to develop to advance the objectives of Green Chemistry, while methods such as photochemistry, microwave and ultrasonic synthesis has been broadly used, leading to remarkable results.

 

For Speakers: 

  • Keep the number of slides in your Presentation to a minimum and follow the assigned slots.
  • Please stop when signaled to do so by the Chair.
  • Personal laptops should not be used unless in any unavoidable conditions.
  • The Videos will not be recorded.
  • Question Sessions, thanks and acknowledgement of the speakers will take place during the session or after completion of the session, so please stay until the end of the session.

For Poster:

  • Each poster should be approximately 1x1 M in Size The title, contents, text and the author’s information should be clearly visible even from 1-2 feet.
  • Present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather than tables.
  • If data must be presented in table-form, keep it Simple to be easily understandable.
  • Visuals should be simple, clear and bold. Avoid acronyms and mathematical notations as much as possible.
  • Posters with 800-1000 words or less are perfect.
  • Avoid submitting compactly packed, highly worded- count posters.
  • Categorize your poster into subdivisions, e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results; Discussion, Conclusions, and Literature Cited.
  • Use bright colors to enhance the better visibility Besides your project, you can also include future research plans or questions.

Opportunities for Conference Attendees:

For Researchers & Faculty:

  • Speaker Presentations
  • Poster Display
  • Symposium hosting
  • Workshop organizing

For Universities, Associations & Societies:

  • Association Partnering
  • Collaboration proposals
  • Academic Partnering
  • Group Participation

For Students & Research Scholars:

  • Poster Presentation Competition (Winner will get Best Poster Award)
  • Young Researcher Forum (Award to the best presenter)
  • Student Attendee
  • Group Registrations

For Business Speakers:

  • Speaker Presentations
  • Symposium hosting
  • Book Launch event
  • Networking opportunities
  • Audience participation

For Companies:

  • Exhibitor and Vendor Booths
  • Sponsorships opportunities
  • Product launch
  • Workshop organizing
  • Scientific Partnering
  • Marketing and Networking with clients

Abstract Peer-review Process/Guidelines:

  • The Reviewing Committee of Biopolymers & Biofuels 2020 Conference ensures high-quality peer review process for all abstracts submitted to the conference.
  • The decision of abstract acceptance will be judged by a panel of experts emphasizing whether the findings and / or conclusions are novel and make useful contributions to the field.
  • The committee operates a single / double-blind peer review process for all the abstracts submitted, where both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous.

The following are the steps that each abstract of Food Science Conferences undergoes during the process of peer review:

  • All submitted abstracts are reviewed by internal editorial team to ensure adherence to the conference scope and abstracts which have passed this initial screening are then assigned to the session chair / review committee for evaluation.
  • Once the reviews have been received, the review committee decides to accept or reject a manuscript, or to request revisions from the author in response to the reviewers’ comments. If the decision tends to be minor revision or major revision, authors will be given 14 days to resubmit the revised abstract.

Criteria to be considered for Scoring:
The abstract should be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Originality of concept/approach and level of innovativeness
  • Significance/impact/relevance to conference theme
  • Quality of research design/theoretical argument
  • Conclusions and interpretations of results
  • Presentation style: coherence and clarity of structure

Presenting Your Organization’s Work on a Global Stage:
As a speaker you will be presenting to a room full of senior representatives from all over the world, each providing a different perspective from the sector. Your organization’s expertise and knowledge will be showcased to key players in the field of Biopolymers, Biofuels and will be a unique platform to increase your reputation within the sector

New Places; New People:
Each time will be held at a different place, new and different people will attend. This can enlarge building collaborations and help you in developing new relationships.

Learn From Other Speakers:
As a speaker you will be provided with free access to three days of the conference and associated workshops and will be given the opportunity to hear from other senior representatives from the sector and consider problems and solutions in the field of nursing, our numerous Q&A sessions and panel discussions.

Discuss And Overcome Issues In The Field:
This conference offers unrivalled opportunities to work with other key leading experts from the Universities, Laboratories and Industries to discuss the main challenges in the sector and to come together to produce strategies to find solutions to these problems Competitive Advantage: You’ll stand out if you’re a sponsor and your major competitors aren’t. If your competitors have already decided to be sponsors, your sponsorship becomes even more important, to assert your comparative market strength and your commitment to products.

Leading a Workshop:
By leading one of the renowned Workshops, you will be presented with a perfect forum for an in depth discussion and debate into a key issue. These sessions can vary in format from case-study-led debate with interactive breakout sessions to a presentation based discussion group on a topic that may need a particular in-depth focus.

The Opportunity To Collaborate and Sponsor:
While we determine our conference theme and flow, we invite our key sponsors to suggest potential speakers, Delegate and topics that might also enhance the program. That’s why it’s important to commit early to sponsorship, before the program is final.

Chairing:
To increase your presence at the event, why not chair the event, a day, or a specific session to present yourself and your organization as one the leading players in a specific topic area? As a chair, you will work closely with us and our line-up of senior level speakers to ensure an event’s success.

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Organizing Committee

Vincenzo Piemonte

Vincenzo Piemonte

University “Campus Bio-Medico” Spain

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