6th World Congress on

Biofuels and Bioenergy

Theme: Integration of Advanced Biofuels in the Circular Economy

OCM for Biofuels Congress Series Conferences

Organizing Committee

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Janea A. Scott

Commissioner
California Energy Commission
USA

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Mustapha Benmoussa

CEO
AGT Nutraceuticals LLC
USA

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Michael Schultz

Director
PTI Global Solutions
USA

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Philip J. Angevine

President
Anjou Technologies LLC
Canada

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Timothy G. Rials

Associate Dean and Director
The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture
USA

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Cinzia Buratti

Doctor
University of Perugia
Italy

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Markus Brautsch

Director
Institute of Energy Technology of the Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden
Germany

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Piotr Kardasz

Doctor
Department of Automation and Robotics University School of Informatics Wroclaw
Poland

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Francisco Colombatti

Doctor
Agrobiotecnología del Litoral(IAL)
Argentina

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Sivakumar Nallusamy

Professor
Sultan Qaboos University
Oman

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Gerrit Brem

Professor
University of Twente
The Netherlands

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Seema Singh

Director of Biomass Pretreatment
Joint Bioenergy Institute
USA

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Lala Behari Sukla

Professor
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University,
India

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Organizing Committee - Biofuels-2016

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Lew Christopher

Chair of Oraganizing Committee
Director, Biorefining Research Institute, Lakehead University
Canada

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John Kaweske

President
Bio Clean Energy
Brazil

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Glaucia Souza

Professor
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Brazil

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Silvio Silvério da Silva

Head at Department of Biotechnology
University of São Paulo
Brazil

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Arthur ragauskas

Professor
University of Tennessee
USA

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John R. Benemann

CEO
MicroBio Engineering
USA

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Frank Scholwin

Director and owner of Institute for Biogas
University of Rostock
Germany

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Yinbo Qu

Professor of Microbiology
Shandong University
China

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Shirish Garud

Director
The Energy and Resources Institute
India

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Yogender Kumar Yadav

Director General
Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy
India

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Abd El-Latif Hesham

Associate Professor
Assiut University
Egypt

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Praveen Kumar Ramanujam

Head of the Department
Arunai Engineering College
India

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Elia Tomás Pejó

Professor
Institute IMDEA energy
Spain

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Organizing Committee - Bioenergy 2016

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Foster Agblevor

Director
USTAR Bioenergy Center
Utah State University
USA

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Noori Saady

scientist
University of Windsor
Canada

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Blake A. Simmons

Vice President
Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)
USA

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Lew P. Christopher

Director
Lakehead University
Canada

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Jianzhong Sun

Director
Jiangsu University
China

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Glaucia Mendes Souza

President
University of São Paulo
Brazil

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Sandra D. Eksioglu

Associate Professor
Clemson University
USA

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P Shanmugam

Senior Principal Scientist
Central Leather Research Institute
India

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José Pablo Paredes Sánchez

Professor
University of Oviedo
Spain

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Mukesh Pandya

Professor
Jai Hind College
India

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Rintu Banerjee

Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
India

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Mohammed Nasim

Director
Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER)
India

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Animesh Dutta

Director
Bio-renewable Innovation Lab
Canada

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Nicola Pugno

Professor
University of Trento
Italy

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Stephan Leisner

Director
Bio Oil Group
Netherlands

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Rob Mitchell

Research Agronomist
USDA-ARS
Lincoln, NE , USA

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REX B. DEMAFELIS

Vice Chancellor
University of the Philippines Los Banos
Philippines

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Charles Wyman

Professor
University of California
USA

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Dora Foti

Associate Professor
Polytechnic of Bari
Italy

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Silvano Vergura

Professor
Polytechnic of Bari
Italy

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Organizing Committee - Biofuels-2015

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David Serrano

Professor
Chemical Engineering
Director
IMDEA Energy Institute
Spain

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Xuefeng Lu

Director of Key Laboratory of Biofuels
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

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Anthony Bridgwater

Director
European Bioenergy Research Institute
Aston University
UK

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Lew Christopher

Director
Biorefining Research Institute
Lakehead University
Canada

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Foster Agblevor

Director
USTAR Bioenergy Center
Utah State University
USA

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Daniela Thrän

Head of the Department
Bioenergy Systems
German Biomass Research Center & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Germany

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Frank Rosillo Calle

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Biomass Energy
Imperial College of London
UK

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Blake A. Simmons

Joint BioEnergy Institute

USA

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Adam Lee

Chair of Sustainable Chemistry
European Bioenergy Research Institute
Aston University
UK

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Edward A. Bayer

Professor
Department of Biological Chemistry
Weizmann Institute
Isreal

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Philip T. Pienkos

Principal Manager of the Analytical Chemistry and Life Sciences Group
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
USA

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Mark Nimlos

Principal Scientist
National Bioenergy Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
USA

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Luis Puchades

Managing director
Ludan Renewable Energy
Spain

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Praveen Kumar Ramanujam

Professor
Head
Department of Biotechnology
Arunai Engineering College
India

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B.Bharathiraja

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
Vel tech High tech Engineering College
India

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Abd El-Latif Hesham

Associate Professor
Genetics Department
Assiut University
Egypt

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Organizing Committee - Biodiesel 2016

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James Kiniry


United States Department of Agriculture
USA

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Peter H. Bauer


University of Notre Dame
USA

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Piotr Kardasz


Cluster B + R & I
Poland

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George Philippidis


University of South Florida
USA

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Fawzi Banat


The Petroleum Institute
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Bassim H. Hameed


Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

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Kestur Gundappa Satyanarayana


Poornaprajna Institute for Scientific Research
India

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Lee Keat Teong


Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

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Marwa Elkady


Egypt-Japan University for Science and Technology
Egypt

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Ariffin Samsuri


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Malaysia

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Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah


Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

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T. M. Indra Mahlia


Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Malaysia

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Organizing Committee - Euro Biomass 2016

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Thomas Foust


National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Bioenergy Center
USA

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HAN-SUP HAN


Humboldt State University
USA

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Dennis Buffington


Penn State University
USA

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Hermes Jose Loschi


State University of Campinas
Brazil

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Pascale Champagne


Queen’s University
Canada

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Laércio Couto


The Brazilian Network of Biomass for Energy
Brazil

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Anthony Bridgwater


European Bioenergy Research Institute
UK

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Junwang (John) Tang


University College London
UK

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Joseph Wood


University of Birmingham
UK

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Miklas Scholz


University of Salford
UK

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Nicola Senesi


University of Bari
Italy

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Said Elshahat Abdallah


Kafrelsheikh University
Egypt

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Adnan Midilli


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University
Turkey

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Huu Hao Ngo


University of Technology, Sydney
Australia

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Michele ARESTA


University of Bari
Singapore

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