Joint ESAB-SusChem Webinar

Biocatalytic and Sustainable Chemistry: Biocatalysis and Renewables

Friday, 24th  June 2022

14.00-16.00 Central European Time (CET)
08.00-10.00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
13.00-15.00 British Summer Time (BST)
20.00-22.00 China Standard Time (CST)


  • Pablo Domínguez de María (Sustainable Momentum SL, ESAB Working Group Sustainable Chemistry, SusChem Management Team)
  • Andrés R. Alcántara (Complutense Univ. of Madrid, ESAB Working Group Sustainable Chemistry, SusChem Board)

Programme / Speakers (25 min. lecture, 5 min. discussion)

14:00 - 14:30 CEST Biocatalysis – Opportunities and challenges for industrial production

Prof. Dr. Stefan Buchholz
Head of R&D for the Division Nutrition & Care, Evonik Operations GmbH, Germany

14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Biotransformations as Key Steps in the Conversion of Unsaturated Fatty Acids into Industrial Chemicals

Prof. Dr. Harald Gröger
Department of Chemistry, Industrial Organic Chemistry and Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany

15:00 - 15:30 CEST Chemobiocatalytic upgrading of furfural to C4 chemicals

Prof. Dr. Ning Li
School of Food Science and Technology, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China

15:30 - 16:00 CEST Enzymes for converting chitin/chitosans into highly valuable products

Prof. Dr. Bruno Moerschbacher
Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Münster University, Germany

Programme Flyer
Abstracts and Short Bios of the speakers