02 September 2021
14 October, 2021 at 09:30 - 15:30 in Taastrup, Denmark and online.
The focus of this event is on how to scale up biorefinery solutions - from technological challenges to financial ones and how to overcome them. It will be a hybrid event with the opportunity to participate physically in Copenhagen if possible or watch it via livestream.
Moderator: Lars Horsholt Jensen - Chief Operating Officer, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark
09.30 Registration, coffee and networking
10.00 Welcome – Anne Christine Steenkjær Hastrup, Director at bioresources and biorefining, Danish Technological Institute & Lars Horsholt Jensen
10.10 ECBF - A new Growth Stage Fund focused on the European Bioeconomy - Michael Nettersheim, Managing Partner, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund
10.35 Industrializing Biorefinery Processes: Possibilities at DTI pilot plant with Pro-Enrich as the main case – Anne Christine Steenkjær Hastrup, Danish Technological Institute
11.10 Technical solutions for vegetable protein processing – Dominik Krienke, process engineer, GEA
11.30 Large scale production of plant-based botannical ingredients - the case of Natac Biotech - Jose María Pinilla,R&D Project Manager, Natac Biotech
12.15 Panel debate
13.00 Conclusions of the day – Anne Christine Hastrup Steenkjær, DTI
13.15 Lunch and end of virtual event
14.00 Guided tours to Pro-Enrich partner stands and pilot plant + networking
15.30 End of event
Changes in the programme may occur.
NB!!! Please write "VIRTUAL" in the Note field if you only plan to attend virtually. If not, we assume you will be present at Danish Technological Institute in Copenhagen on the day.
Michael Nettersheim is a co-founder and managing partner of the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund. Previously, Michael was in charge of bioeconomy related investments at BASF Venture Capital, which he joined from High-Tech Gruenderfonds in Bonn, Germany. He started his career at a publicly listed biotech company in Munich where he was responsible for corporate finance and investor relations. Michael Nettersheim studied Chemistry at the University of Bonn, where he was awarded a doctorate in Biochemistry. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program and is a Certified Biotech Analyst for the German Association of Financial Analysis and Asset Management.
After a career in the chemicals industry, Nelo Emerencia established himself as an independent consultant in the chemical, biochemical and education fields. Since April 2015 he fulfils the responsibilities of Director Programming for the Bio-based Industries Consortium in Brussels. Nelo studied Chemical Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. During his career, Nelo was seconded to PlasticsEurope in Brussels as Communications and Public Affairs Director. Later he was also seconded to the Dutch Chemical Industry Association as Education & Innovation Manager and Secretary of the Dutch Chemistry Board, leading the bio-based economy activities for the chemical industry in the Netherlands.
Eric-Alan Rapp applies his personal and professional passion for the intersection of food, data and impact to focus on investments in Ag, FoodTech and the food supply chain. Eric-Alan is a partner in the Direct Investments team at Vækstfonden (VF), the sovereign Danish investment fund, where he is responsible for a sub-team investing in sustainable Agrifoodtech and Energy companies. Prior to joining VF, Eric-Alan served four years as Co-founder and CEO of Homemate ApS, a multi-channel Copenhagen-based consumer food company. One of the original founders of Nordic-based venture capital investor Sunstone Capital (now Heartcore Capital), Eric-Alan’s experience includes more than 25 years in the areas of start-up, venture capital and corporate finance from both Europe and the United States. He currently represents VF on the Boards of portfolio companies Agro Intelligence, Nordic Harvest, Plant Jammer and Agreena.
Katrine Hvid Ellegaard
Katrine from KAE Innovation Solutions has a broad range of experience in business development, industrialisation, and commercialisation of bioresources within dairy and meat as well as the cell, marine and plant based fields - incl. a 15m$ factory for novel food ingredients with management from concept idea to product and process design, value position, scale-up plan and factory design.
Mathias Greve-Poulsen is a research chemist at KMC Ingredients. Mathias has dedicated his time to development of new products and production processes from side streams around KMC's native potato flour production. Throughout the years he has worked with development of processes, mainly potato protein focused, in the lab and taking them from there to pilot scale and on to production. This has given him insight into the practical intersection between development and production when taking a process based on a seasonal green biomass from lab to production.
Dominik Krienke MSc has since 2013 worked for GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH as a process engineer in the field of renewable resources in the Process Technology & Innovation Dept. of GEA`s Separation & Flow Technologies Division. Main focus is the technical support, development and scale up for mechanical separation technologies (disc stack centrifuges and decanters) for vegetable protein, starch, industrial biotechnology and microalgae applications. Dominik Krienke is educated engineer for biotechnology and biopharmaceutical technology from the University of Applied Science Ostwestfalen-Lippe and the University of Applied Science Mittelhessen.
Anne Christine Steenbjerg Hastrup
Dr Anne Christine Steenkjær Hastrup is director at the Danish Technological Institute for Center for Bioressources and Biorefining focusing on the valorisation of biomass through biotechnological processes (enzymatic hydrolysis, fractionation and separation). She holds an MSc in mycology and fungal degradation of woody biomass and a PhD from the University of Copenhagen in non-enzymatic and enzymatic fungal decay mechanisms and wood decomposition. Dr. Hastrup has during her 7 years at DTI headed the establishment of the food grade pilot plant for upscaling of biorefining processes, business model calculation, development and formulation of biobased components into new products. Dr. Hastrup is the project coordinator of Pro-Enrich.
Ole Kaae Hansen
Through his company OK BIOTECH, Ole has engaged in a number of innovative bioprojects, primarily within circular economy. Ole has spent most of his working life promoting plant proteins, technically as well as commercially. He was the founder of HAMLET PROTEIN A/S which was sold in 2015.
Jose M. Pinilla
Jose M. Pinilla is R&D Project manager of Natac Group, an innovative SME specialized in the commercialization of herbal extracts, with a strong orientation in sustainable bioeconomic strategy. He holds a degree in Chemistry and an MSc in functional foods. Since 2010, Jose has coordinated different projects at national and international level seeking new sustainable solutions for the nutraceutical, pharma, feed and cosmetic sectors, in the framework of bioeconomy and circular economy.
Place: Danish Technological Institute, Taastrup, Gregersensvej, 2630 Taastrup, Denmark
Registration deadline: 12 October, 2021
Contact: Louise Krogh Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 21545909
When you participate in this event your time will be used as co-financing in the project Innovationskraft, which is financed by the Danish Board of Business Development and Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science at the standard rate. Read more about Innovationskraft.
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