Meet Dr Marie-Aline PIERRARD from IDELUX, on our online Master Session #1, on 10 September at 10 AM

Meet Dr Marie-Aline PIERRARD from IDELUX, on our online Master Session #1, on 10 September at 10 AM

Dr. Marie-Aline PIERRARD holds a Masters in Biology with specialisation in fresh water ecology, along with a PhD in biological sciences and environmental toxicology, both from Namur University. She worked on applied proteomics for lung cancer treatment at the Luxembourg Institute of Health for over three years before gaining experience in the industrial field by working several months at Bio-X Diagnostics. Since August 2017 she has been a Project Manager at IDELUX Environnement and is currently in charge of the EU H2020 Volatile project as well as other internal research projects.

Topic Title
Biomass valorisation from household biowaste

IDELUX Environnement has a particular interest in the valorisation of biomass into new raw material for disruptive projects aimed at the circular bioeconomy. As a result it is involved in a number of R&D projects, such as the EU H2020 project entitled VOLATILE. The project has succeeded in extracting volatile fatty acids from the anaerobic digestion of household organic biowaste to be used with microorganisms for the production of PHA, single cell oil or omega 3s. IDELUX Environnement is also a partner in two other BBI projects that both started in the summer of 2020. The first, CAFIPLA, proposes a new way of pre-treating municipal solid waste by targeting the extraction of easily degradable carboxylic acids and fibres. Multiple paths of valorisation are suggested based on the specific spectra of carboxylic acids to feed into the bioproduction of microbial protein, PHA or caproic acid bio-oil. The fibre recovery platform will result in intermediates that can be valorised as packaging material or insulation. RECOVER, on the other hand, is related to the development of novel biotechnological solutions applying microorganisms, enzymes and insects to degrade conventional plastic waste streams, the idea being to solve the problem of microplastics pollution at the level of industrial composting. This biodegradation will also allow for the production of insect by-products such as chitin that can be used in active packaging, enhanced mulching films or biofertiliser applications.  

Each Master Session will take up to 2 hours from 10 AM till noon and will be themed according to the following specific subjects:
Session #1New (bio)resources – 10 September 2020
Session #2New (bio)products – 24 September 2020
Session #3: New technologies > industrial micro bio network ­– 8 October 2020
Session #4: New technologies > enzymatic and extraction technologies – 29 October 2020

The detailed programme and list of speakers is available on the PDF here below.

How to register?

You can register for one or several sessions, à la carte so to speak. Should you opt for a registration to all sessions (full menu formula), a discount will be applied.

Pricing (VAT excluded):
> Members*: €50.00  per Master Session & €170  for the whole series of 4 sessions 
> Non-Members : €75.00 per Master Session & €250.00 for the whole series of 4 sessions 

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