3rd LBNet International Conference: “Challenges and Opportunities in Lignocellulosic Biorefining: Feedstock, Technology and Products”. 16-18 May 2018, Shrigley Hall, Cheshire, UK

The meeting was divided into sessions focussing on:

Biorefinery: prospects and perspectives from around the world

Chair: Simon McQueen-Mason, University of York

Feedstock, including Pre-treatments overview

Chair: Claire Halpin, University of Dundee

Technology: Microbes

Chair: Nigel Minton, University of Nottingham

Technology: Enzymes

Chair: Neil Bruce, University of York


Chair: Paul Mines, Biome Technologies Plc

Projects funded by LBNet

Chair: Simon Turner, University of Manchester

Confirmed speakers:
Arvind Lali, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India
Paul Henderson BEIS, UK
Joel Stone, ConVergInce Advisers, USA
Colin Miles, BBSRC, UK
Kirk Matthew SchnorrNovozymes, Denmark
Gregg Beckham, NREL, USA
kris Wadrop, CPI, UK
Jenny Mortimer, Berkeley Lab, USA
Richard van Kranenburg, Corbion, The Netherlands
Sean Simpson, LanzaTech, USA
Matt Engler, Formerly Verdezyne, Inc, USA
Dhivya Puri, Senior Technical Lead R&D, Fiberight
Joanna Dupont, EuropaBio, The European Association for Bioindistries, Brussels
Jack Saddler, University of British Columbia and IEA Biofuels Task Leader, USA
Adrian Higson, NNFCC, UK


There will be invited speakers from the UK and abroad and session speakers will be chosen from poster abstracts submitted by those attending the meeting.

This is an international conference and you may be surprised to learn that attendance and accommodation is entirely free of charge. Attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses. There are a limited number of places available for this meeting, so please be sure to apply early and your place will be confirmed a week after the deadline.

The meeting will be held at Shrigley Hall Hotel, situated in the countryside within easy travelling distance from Manchester airport and Macclesfield train station (http://shrigleyhall-pottshrigley.h-rez.com/)

On-line registration is open: https://lb-net.net/events/

Registration deadline 22nd March 2018