Bioprocesses & Technologies // The value of bio-based innovation for the industry

Sustainability Dialogue: Bioprocesses & Technologies

Pre-conference Webinar:

Thursday, 1 October | 14:00 – 15:00 CET

Bioeconomy is a major driving force towards more sustainable industrial processes. Advancing EU Green Deal objectives as well as UN Sustainability Goals will lead to further demand of bio-based innovation in different industry sectors. Many stakeholders in science and industry are developing novel technologies in the field of industrial biotechnology to help establish biological resources as alternative to fossil-based processes. In addition, biorefineries are set up to improve resource-efficiency and the usage of by-products. The growth and economic potential of bioeconomy is also reflected in recent industry figures. This webinar shed light on novel trends and developments with speakers from industry and science.

The webinar provided insights on key developments in the field and future prospects:

  • How can the economic potential of bioeconomy be described in key figures?  
  • Why offers industrial biotechnology a growth potential for industrial applications?
  • Which novel technologies and trends lead to sustainable solutions for the industry?


  • Alexandros I. Stefanakis, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece; Editor-in-Chief, Circular Economy and Sustainability, Springer – “Circular Economy and Sustainability: working together for a sustainable society”
  • James Gaffey, Co-Director of the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group, Institute of Technology, Tralee (Ireland) – “Insights on the BIOSWITCH project” (for more details on the project click here)
  • Patrick Lorenz, VP Strategic Initiatives BioScience, BRAIN AG“Precise fermentation – Feed the World from a fermenter?”