Microalgae biotechnology for biofuel production and environmental application

May 20, 2022 9:00 am

Date: 20th May 2022 | 9 am to 1 pm (Irish Standard Time) 

Venue: Online meeting (ZOOM) – Join Zoom Meeting Here

Meeting ID: 919 9094 5842

Passcode: 829 434

PROGRAM

Time Title Presenter
9:10-9:15 Opening address and Introduction of the BIO-RPISM project Prof. Xinmin Zhan (NUI Galway, Ireland)
9:15-9:35 Biomass fuels in Ireland Mr. Conall Mahon (SEAI, Ireland)
9:35-9:55 Biofuels Obligation Scheme in Ireland Mr. Shane Malone (BOC, Ireland)
9:55-10:15 Microalgal biomass as a biorefinery platform for biobutanol and biodiesel production Prof. Constantinos Theodoropoulos (University of Manchester, UK)
10:15-10:35 Integrating anaerobic digestion with algae-assisted biogas purification and hydrothermal carbonization of digestate Dr. Jonathan L. Wagner (Loughborough University, UK)
10:35-10:55 Microalgae for simultaneous biogas upgrading and centrate treatment Prof. Raúl Muñoz (Valladolid University, Spain)
10:55-11:05 Tea Break  
11:05-11:25 Improving the sustainability of algae production in commercial-scale facilities Dr. Hugo Pereira (GreenCoLab, Portugal)
11:25-11:40 Auto-floating microalgae: selective enrichment, wastewater treatment and biofuels production potential Dr. Yuansheng Hu (NUI Galway, Ireland)
11:40-11:55 Ultra-low energy harvesting of hydrophobic microalgae by electro-flotation Dr. Shasha Qi (NUI Galway, Ireland)
11:55-12:10 Autoflotation microalgae for integrated digestate treatment, CO2 sequestration and biofuels production Dr. Yuansheng Hu (NUI Galway, Ireland)
12:10-12:30 Algae-based wastewater treatment: a commercial implementation Prof. Zhiyou Wen (Iowa State University, USA)
12:30-13:00 Prospects and challenges of microalgae for biofuel production and decarbonization Chair: Prof. Dagmar Stengel, NUI Galway, Ireland      Panelists: Mr. Conall Mahon, Prof. Zhiyou Wen; Mr. Shane Malone; Dr. Jonathan L. Wagner; Prof.Constantinos Theodoropoulos; Dr. Hugo Pereira
13:00 Closure of the event  

For more details contact: Dr Yuansheng Hu (National University of Ireland, Galway) – E: yuansheng.hu@nuigalway.ie