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Valorization of by-products from vegetable oil refining in sustainable bio-based products

Thursday 8 June 2023 | 09:30-12:20 CEST | Room: Modular 2



09:30 – 09:45
Welcome and introduction
Dr. Olga Gómez de Miranda and Dr. Pablo Ortiz – TECNALIA (Spain)


09:45- 09:55
What are the by-products of the vegetable oil refining industry?
Dr. María Victoria Ruiz-Méndez. Instituto de la Grasa – CSIC (Spain)

09:55 – 10:00
Innovative technologies

10:00 – 10:10
Supercritical carbon dioxide applications for bio-based products
Inga Grigaliunaite – FeyeCon (Netherlands)

10:10 – 10:20
Process development for technical products using enzymatic modifications
Melanie Platzer – Fraunhofer (Germany)

10:20 – 10:30
Ionic liquids for the extraction of compounds from biomass
Dr. Boyan Iliev – IOLITEC (Germany)

10:30 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:15
Coffee break

Added value bio-based products for the industry

11:15 – 11:25
Bio-based surfactants for detergency
Susana Arrate – Kliner Profesional (Spain)

11:25 – 11:35
Squalene/Squalane for the cosmetic industry (Sophim)
Dr. Romain Rodrigues – SOPHIM-SA (France)

11:35 – 11:45
Biobased-polyols for use in polyurethane adhesives (Jowat/Tecnalia)
ppa. Dr. Hartmut Henneken – Jowat (Germany)

11:45 – 12:00

Sustainability and socioeconomics of biocircularity

12:00 – 12:10
Environmental, social, economic feasibility and market uptake
Ana Gómez – Zer0- E Engineering (Netherlands)
Lorena Peña – Zer0- E Engineering (Netherlands)

12:10 – 12:20


Free access with Visitor Pass. Registration is mandatory.

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IRODDI (Innovative Refining process for valorization of vegetable Oil Deodorizer DIstillates) is a project funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (grant agreement Nº 887407) aimed to develop new biobased products using Free Fatty Acids (FFAs) contained in the residual side streams of the refining process of oils and fats, as well as develop innovative technologies for isolation of valuable minor compounds contained in them using softer operational conditions (

IRODDI’s final conference aims to present the new technologies for a future based on a circular economy, specifically, the valorization of by- products from vegetable oils. To achieve this, the event will count on the vision of the industry (FeyeCon, IOLITEC, Kliner Profesional, SOPHIM-SA, Jowat, Zer0-E Engineering) and from the scientific community (TECNALIA, Instituto de la Grasa – CSIC, Fraunhofer).


Contact persons

Margarita de Gregorio


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Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the Organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.