Aims and Scope of the Conference

The aim of the BTechPro2022 conference is to promote the professional development of early career researchers and to establish contacts between research groups working on biomass processing challenges. The conference will not only be a platform for the participants to present their scientific work, give and get feedback from peers, listen to interesting plenary lectures, and submit a full-length article, but also a possibility to actively take part in workshops and participate in match-making activities.

All research related to different aspects of valorisation and characterisation of biomass are welcome, but the main topics of the conference will be:

  • Biomass feedstock pre-treatment
  • Biomass processing and extraction
  • Biomass-based materials
  • Bioengineering technologies
  • Synthesis of bio-based chemicals and polymers
  • Characterisation of biorefinery products

Organising Committee Ugis Cabulis, Institute Director, Head of Polymer Laboratory, LSIWC
Dr.chem. Kristine Meile, Biorefinery Laboratory, LSIWC Inese Filipova, Cellulose Laboratory, LSIWC
PhD Anda Fridrihsone, Polymer Laboratory, LSIWC
PhD Mikelis Kirpluks, Polymer Laboratory, LSIWC
Dr.chem. Arnis Kokorevics, Scientific Secretary, LSIWC

Scientific Committee Ugis Cabulis, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (Latvia) Inese Filipova, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (Latvia) Janis Rizikovs, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (Latvia) Vladimirs Biziks, Surfactor Germany GmbH (Germany)
Dr. AgnÄ— KairytÄ—, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
Prof. Dr.chem. Arturs Viksna, University of Latvia (Latvia)
Prof. Dr.habil.chem. Maris Klavins, University of Latvia (Latvia)
Prof. Dr. Francesco Romagnoli, Riga Technical University (Latvia)

The Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry

The Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry is one of the leading lignocellulosic biomass research centres in the Baltic region. The institute combines long standing scientific traditions and modern approaches to studies of wood and other biomass conversion. Fundamental research is the central pillar, which supports applied research and ensures technology transfer from laboratory to pilot scale.

The institute has successful previous experience of hosting international events (10th Conference on Green Chemistry and Nanotechnologies in Polymeric Materials GCNPM 2019, 12th Annual Meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering WSE 2016, 5th European Conference on Wood Modification ECWM 2010, COST action seminars, and others).

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