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SuperBIO Workshop Biosurfactants

  • Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant Rodenhuizekaai Gent, Vlaanderen, 9042 Belgium (map)

Biosurfactants, a biobased ingredient with great potential in a wide variety of products

Biosurfactants have the potential to be used in a wide variety of applications. Drivers to use biosurfactants are to increase the biobased content of the end-product, biodegradability, low ecotoxicity, to replace current substances which are to be banned from market, or their beneficial activity in the end application. They are not only known because of their tensio-active function, but also for its anti-microbial activity.

This workshop is oriented towards companies active in surfactant production or interested in using biosurfactants. Typical sectors of application are agrochemicals, cleaning and cleaning products, cosmetics, and food & beverages.

Organizer: Flanders BioBased Valley


Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (Ghent, Belgium), Rodenhuizekaai 1

Preliminary Program

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12:00 – 14:00: Supporting innovation in the Bio-Based economy

         Introduction to SuperBIO

                       Stefan Ruyters - Project coordinator (Flanders Biobased Valley)

          SuperBIO innovation services for SMEs

          B2B meetings with SuperBIO partners

14:00-14:15 Coffee break

14:15-14:30 FBBV Welcome

14:30-14:45 Enterprise Europe Network & Horizon2020: Partnering opportunities

                       Patrick De Molder (VLAIO, NCP Societal Challenge 2 and Enterprise Europe Network)

14:45-17:00 Biosurfactants

          Introduction to biosurfactants

                      Sophie Roelants (Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant/University of Gent)

          Novel Glycolipid Biosurfactants: from lab to market

                        Sophie Roelants (Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant/University of Gent)

          Aromatic biobased surfactants

                       Tom Claessen - Cardolite (Belgium)

          Application of biosurfactants as antimicrobial additive in food and beverages

                       Dr. Thomas Henkel – IMD natural solutions (Germany)

          Biosurfactants in agrochemicals

                       Christophe Clement - Université de Reims (France)

              Mannosylerythritol lipid (MEL) as additive in cosmetics formulations

                        Alexander Beck - Fraunhofer IGP (Germany)

17:00-... Closing and networking reception