Course “Advances in Industrial Biotechnology for second generation renewable fuels” – ONLINE EVENT

2 – 3 December 2021, La Plata, Argentina – Dates revised

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged. For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly.

Mario Carlos Nazareno Saparrat (UNLP, La Plata, Argentina)
Giuliano Degrassi (Industrial Biotechnology Group, IBIOBA-ICGEB, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

In collaboration with:

Deadline for receipt of applications:
30 September 2021 – deadline extended

The main objective of the event is to provide a forum of discussion on current state of the art and development of biofuels, focusing on new approaches for production of biofuels also using enzymatic and microbial transformation of lignocellulose. The course is aimed at gathering and discussing ideas and information related to development of biotechnological tools for production of biofuels.


Current situation of production of biogas and bioethanol in industrialized and developing countries, Biotechnology and processing technology of biogas and bioethanol, Economic sustainability of biogas and bioethanol, Bioprospecting of enzymes and microorganisms transforming organic matter to biofuels, Alternative energies, Technological devices developed for biogas and bioethanol production.


Previous or current experience on biofuels at research or industrial level. Current involvement in R&D activities or studies related to the course topics. Interest and availability to give a short presentation and present a poster.


Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs. A limited number of grants, covering accommodation (twin share) and local hospitality for the duration of the course, are available to a selected number of ICGEB Member States nationals.

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