1st International Conference on Novel Photorefineries for Resource Recovery 2024

September 2024

Valladolid – Spain

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KEY DATES

    • Deadline for paper submissions until February 15th 2024.
    • Extended Deadline for paper submissions until March 15th 2024.
    • Notification of abstract acceptance as oral and poster presentation: May 1st 2024.
    • Conference dates: September 9th-11th 2024.

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COST Action CA21146

COST Action CA21146 is a four-year networking action that aims at creating a European network to share information, facilitating technology and knowledge transfer between the academic and industrial sectors, related to Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria (PPB) applications for resource recovery from organic waste sources. Resource recovery includes wastewater or organic waste, open or closed environments, in single or chain processes.

The network associates fundamental-focused and applied research groups, improving lab-scale technology optimization through mechanistic modeling. It benefits the technology transfer from applied-research groups to industry, considerably improving process design. PURPLEGAIN also aims to create a database for techno-economic, social and environmental impacts studies, which facilitates the marketability of both the PPB-based technologies and the products to extract. Some focused products are polyhydroxyalkanoates, single-cell proteins, biomass for energy, biomass as fertilizer, biohydrogen, carotenoids, terpenoids, organic acids, coenzyme Q10, and 5-aminolevulinic acid.

COST

COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology established to initiate networking and coordination of nationally funded research activities on a European level. It facilitates bringing good scientists together under light strategic guidance based on networks, called COST Actions, centred around research projects in fields that are of interest to COST countries and cooperating countries.

1st International Conference

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We are delighted to invite you to the 1st International Conference on Novel Photorefineries for Resource Recovery-PHOTOREFINERIES 2024. 

In the global quest for sustainability in all anthropogenic activities, the potential of sun radiation to power resource recovery from solid, liquid and gaseous emissions has been underestimated. Novel photorefineries, based on the combined action of solar radiation and chemical catalyst or photosynthetic microorganisms, can effectively support the conversion of carbon and nutrients into added-value products and disinfect water, whilst complying with the ever-stricter environmental regulations.  

This event represents the first conference of the European COST Action PURPLEGAIN. However, the conference will gather scientists, engineers and practitioners to exchange the latest knowledge on the application of photocatalysis and microbial photosynthesis for the upcycling of carbon and nutrients, covering from the fundamentals of organic and inorganic carbon conversion to green chemicals and fuels, to the engineering and up-scaling of novel photoreactors. 

The opportunity to bring together expertise in both chemical and biological catalysts powered by solar light to convert residual streams into added value products in a single event constitutes a unique discussion platform of the latest scientific discoveries and practical applications, in a field of research that has exponentially increased over the past decade as a result of the need to implement circular economy and sustainable processes.

Key dates

  • First Call for Papers: December 21st 2023
  • Second Call for Papers: January 15th 2024.
  • Deadline for paper submissions: February 15th 2024.
  • Notification of abstract acceptance as oral and poster presentation: May 1st 2024.
  • Early bird registration deadline: June 30th 2024.
  • Conference dates: September 9th-11th 2024.
Scope

The 1st International Conference on Novel Photorefineries for Resource Recovery brings together expertise in chemical and biological catalysts powered by solar light to convert residual streams into added value products in a single event constitutes a unique discussion platform of the latest scientific discoveries and practical applications, in a field of research that has exponentially increased over the past decade as a result of the need to implement circular economy and sustainable processes.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentation, posters and oral presentation addressing one of the following topics:

Topics of interest

  1. Fundamentals of photosynthesis and photocatalysis
  2. Microbial ecology of photosynthetic microorganisms
  3. Biorefineries based on photosynthetic bacteria
  4. Macroalgae and microalgae based biorefineries
  5. Photo-bioelectrochemical systems
  6. Photocatalytic CO₂ upcycling
  7. Photocatalytic water disinfection
  8. Harvesting technologies
  9. Downstream processing to valuable products
  10. Life cycle assessment
  11. Modelling photocatalyic and photosynthetic processes
Paper Submission

All authors should register by submitting an extended abstract (2 pages max.) before February 15th 2024. They should then clearly indicate if they would like to present a poster or give an oral presentation.

Presentations will be selected upon recommendations from at least 2 reviewers, from or appointed by the Scientific Program Committee, based on their scientific quality, significance, novelty and relevance to the conference scope.

There is no restriction on the number of papers each author can contribute with. However, the number of oral presentations the same author can give is limited to two.

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