The aim of the BTechPro! conferences is to promote the professional development of early career researchers and to establish contacts between research groups working on biomass processing challenges. The conference is not only 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 are:

  • Biomass feedstock pre-treatment
  • Biomass processing and extraction
  • Wood- and other biomass-based materials
  • Bioengineering technologies
  • Synthesis of bio-based chemicals and polymers
  • Characterisation of biorefinery products
  • Bioeconomy and environmental aspects

Scientific Committee of BTechPro2024:

Dr. Oskars Bikovens, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (Latvia)
Dr. Tamara Llano Astuy, University of Cantabria (Spain)
Dr. Loreta Bašinskienė, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Dr. Aušra Šipailienė, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
Dr. Michail Syrpas, Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
PhD René Alexander Herrera Díaz, InnoRenew CoE (Slovenia)
Dr. Matthew Schwarzkopf, InnoRenew CoE (Slovenia)
Dr. hab. Kamila Sałasińska, Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)
PhD Thomas Nicol, Nova Pangaea Technologies (United Kingdom)
Dr. Vladimirs Biziks, Surfactor GmbH (Germany)

Organisers LSIWC

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. More about the institute on www.kki.lv

The institute has successful previous experience of hosting international events (the International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries 2023, 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), including the first BTechPro! conference in 2022.

Organising Committee of BTechPro2024:

Dr. chem. Kristine Meile, Biorefinery Laboratory, LSIWC
Dr. sc. ing. Inese Filipova, Cellulose Laboratory, LSIWC
PhD Mikelis Kirpluks, Polymer Laboratory, LSIWC
Dr. chem. Arnis Kokorevics, Scientific Secretary, LSIWC
Mg. chem. Laima Vevere, Polymer Laboratory, LSIWC
Mg. chem. Ralfs Pomilovskis, Polymer Laboratory, LSIWC


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Riga City

Riga is the capital of Latvia, and with its 1.1 million inhabitants it is among the biggest cities in Northern Europe. Riga is renown for its splendid architecture, mostly concentrated in the Old Town, but on the whole Riga offers many unique sights and activities for different tastes.

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