Institution of Biorefinery Engineers, Scientists and Technologists

The Institution of Biorefinery Engineers, Scientists and Technologists

UK Malaysia workshop information

UK-Malaysia workshop on

Bioenergy, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy: Promoting innovation, multidisciplinary collaboration and sustainability

30 May - 3 June 2016

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About the workshop

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council. Researcher Links scheme we will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Malaysia on 30 May – 3 June, 2016. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan (Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey) and Dr Mimi Haryani Hassim (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), and will have contributions from other leading researchers, Professor Richard Murphy, Dr Kok Siew Ng and Dr Elias Martinez-Hernandez (University of Surrey) and Professor Denny K S Ng (University of Nottingham Malaysia) and Professor Abdul Wahab Mohammad (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia). 

Scope: The workshop in line with the National Biomass Strategy 2020 and 1Malaysia Biomass Alternative Strategy (1MBAS) Initiatives is aimed at bringing together early career researchers, stakeholders and experts in bioenergy and biorefinery for knowledge transfer and systematic innovative solution between UK-Malaysia, with a vision of replacing fossil fuels and creating a sustainable and circular bioeconomy. Biorefinery is an integrated facility that converts organic materials, e.g. food wastes, forestry and agricultural residues and municipal solid wastes into useful products, transportation fuels, chemicals, heat and power, analogous to petroleum refinery. Biorefinery has the potential to meet the growing demands for energy and products, close the loop of resources and mitigate climate change impact. Biorefinery needs to be advanced in terms of technology innovation and sustainability, and should be built upon local supply-demand chain, socio-economic conditions and environmental policies.