Prof. Dr. R.H. (René) Wijffels is professor in Bioprocess Engineering at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
Research is focused on production of biomass, specific biomass ingredients and enzymatic conversions at high efficiencies and high volumetric productivities. For an optimal biomass productivity an integrated approach is used in which the production system (the bioreactor) is improved, the molecular metabolism is controlled (metabolic flux) and the compounds are isolated (biorefinery): www.bpe.wur.nl.
We have an extensive microalgae research program in collaboration with industry (www.algae.wur.nl). Rene is scientific director of the pilot plant facility AlgaePARC (www.AlgaePARC.com) and director of the Centre for Biobased Economy (www.CBBE.nl). The Centre for Biobased Economy develops biobased education and applied research programs.
Involved in more than 50 projects in the last 10 years and 140 publications in peer reviewed journals; a selection of 2: (Wijffels R.H., Barbosa M.J., Eppink M.H.M. (2010 Microalgae for the production of bulk chemicals and biofuels; Biofuels, Bioprod. Bioref.4:287-295, Wijffels R.H. , Barbosa M.J. (2010) An outlook on algal biofuels ; Science 329:296-299).
4th Algae World Europe 2012 Munich Speaker
Day 1 – Tuesday, 22 May
10:10 Microalgae Biorefinery and Co-Products
4TH ALGAE WORLD EUROPE 2012 is a conference dedicated towards providing objective insights on the commercialization of Algae Biofuels, as well the latest advances and constraints in Algae cultivation, harvesting & processing. To find more about 4th Algae World Europe in Munich from May 22 to 23, 2012, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/algae/.