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CANCELLED: Starch Convention & Bioethanol and Bioconversion Technology Meeting

For more than 70 years, the Association of Cereal Research (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Getreideforschung e.V.) organizes the highly esteemed international starch convention in cooperation with the Max Rubner-Institute, Detmold.

The convention attends by managers and technologists of the worldwide starch and bioethanol industries, suppliers of technology, processing aids and researchers in carbohydrate chemistry.

We are glad to inform you about the first lectures for our next year’s Starch Convention:

Dr. Kommer Brunt will speak at the Starch Convention about “New GC/MS determination of propylene chlorhydrin residues in hydroxypropylated starches. The results of a single laboratory validation and the multi laboratory trial”. Barry McCleary from Megazymes will talk about “Measurement of total carbohydrates in food samples, including dietary fibre and available carbohydrates”. We’ll have a lecture from HOSOKAWA ALPINE, the Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden (IHD) and from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. Marco Ulbrich from the Technical University Berlin will speak about “The supporting effect of ultrasound on the acid hydrolysis of granular potato starch”. His colleague Saeed A. Asiri holds a lecture on “Enzymatic modification of granular potato starch using isoamylase and impact on molecular and functional characteristics”. Mario Martinez from the University of Guelph will speak about “Shear-induced molecular fragmentation decreases the bioaccessibility of fully gelatinized starch and its gelling capacity”. “Bringing the CRISPR revolution to the starch community“ ist the title of the lecture of Prof. Hervé Vanderschuren from the University of Liège. Dr. Denis Lourdin from the Institut national de la recherche agronomique will speak about "Extruded starch material for biomedical applications" and Prof. Sajid Alavi from the Kansas State University will have a talk about Starch Extrusion Processing.

Concurrently the Bioethanol and Bioconversion Technology Meeting takes place as well. The Association of Cereal Research organizes the event in cooperation with the Max Rubner-Institute in Detmold and the Institute for Food Technology - Fermentation Technology at the University of Hohenheim.

The themes, discussed by more than 300 participants from all over the world, includes:

  • Developments from the raw material to the application of starch products in food and technical industry
  • Use of starch and sugar raw materials in the production of biofuels and as a renewable raw material
  • Use and modifications of byproducts in industry and food
  • Technology and plant design of starch production
  • Enzyme technology for the improvement of starch conversion

In the Bioethanol/Bioconversion part of the Convention 2020 we’ll have lectures from the University of Hohenheim. Stefanie Graber from the company Therese Mölk will explain how they make Gin and Beer from “old bread” to avoid food waste. Prof. Carsten Fichter from the Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences will talk about a concept to optimize the distillation process of Bioethanol. “Towards Zero Emissions in Transport: Role of crop-based biofuels” is the topic of Dr. Nelli Elizarov from the federal association of german bioethanol producers. Lilith Baczynski from Buckman Laboratories, N.V. will speak about the “Improved process control using Oxamine in wet starch separation” and Elia Tomas-Pejo from IMDEA Energy - Unit of Biotechnological Processes will talk about “Biotechnological advances in lactic acid production by lactic acid bacteria: lignocellulose as novel substrate”.

We’ll also have some posters, too. If you have further suggestions for lectures or posters, please let us know.

A working group of very experienced members of the starch and bioethanol industry arranges the program of the starch convention.

An exhibition of suppliers of starch machinery, analytical equipment, and processing aids for example enzymes accompanies the starch convention.

The conference language is English.


Registration Fees:

Members of the Association of Cereal Research, members of public institutions and students 300,00 €.

Non-members of the Association of Cereal Research 600,00 €.

The booking fee for a booth at the exhibition includes the registration fee for two participants.

The registration fee includes congress materials (abstracts, list of participants, etc.), lunch (Tuesday and Wednesday), coffee breaks and evening events.