Bioengin Group

Deadline for Abstract submission for POSTER presentation: 26 April 2024


9ᵗʰ International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Biorefinery (Biotechniques-2024)

10-12 July 2024, Palexco – Conference & Exhibition Center, La Coruña, Spain | Organized by BIOENGIN group at University of A Coruña 

The 9th International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Biorefinery (Biotechniques-2024) will be held at Palexco, Conference and Exhibition Center of A Coruña (Muelle de Trasatlánticos, s/n, 15003 A Coruña), on July 10 12, 2024. Biotechniques-2024 covers a wide range of topics related to the application of aspects including environmental biotechnology, metabolic engineering, bioprocess engineering, industrial applications, among others, related to air pollution control, greenhouse gas mitigation, gas fermentation in bioreactors, (bio)fuels production and upgrading. The conference opens new doors to academic and industrial partners in order to facilitate research cooperation between academia and industry, potentially allowing commercialization of innovative bioprocesses. 

Topics of the conference (orientative, but not limited to those) 

  • Biodegradation and valorization of volatile compounds and air pollutants, including organic and inorganic pollutants, odours, N and S compounds 
  • Bioconversion and valorization of waste gases and greenhouse gases (e.g. CH₄, CO₂, CO) to useful products 
  • Syngas fermentation 
  • Biogas upgrading, biogas biodesulfurisation, synthesis gas purification 
  • Microbiology of biocatalysts: aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, fungi, algae 
  • Bioprocess engineering: bioreactor optimization and development, applied to waste gas treatment (e.g., suspended growth bioreactors, biotrickling filters, bioscrubbers, fluidized bed bioreactors, membrane bioreactors) 
  • Microbiological aspects of waste gas treatment: physiology and metabolism, new species, microbial populations in bioreactors, application of novel microbiology approaches 
  • Integration of non-biological processes