15 02 2024

LIFE byProtVal final conference-Sustainable Solutions: Exploring Protein Recovery in the Bioeconomy

Final conference of the LIFE byProtVal Project

15 February 2024 - 15 February 2024

LIFE byProtVal final conference – Sustainable Solutions: Exploring Protein Recovery in the Bioeconomy


Date: 15 February of 2024

Location: Centro Cultural Tirso Molina, Almazán, Soria

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The LIFE byProtVal project organising its final Conference Sustainable Solutions: Exploring Protein Recovery in the Bioeconomy.

During the final conference, main authorities, professionals in bioeconomy and circular economy strategies, and project partners will present the outcomes of the research done in the areas of bioprocesses, technologies, impact perception and policies perspectives to ensure an effective wide implementation of protein recovery valorisation from organic byproducts, and its potential implementation for a successful industrial symbiosis in European Union.

Opening Session
10.15 – 10.35 Introduction to LIFE ByProtval project LIFE byProtVal coordinator


Panel discussion: Opportunities for the bioeconomy or circular policy perspectives
10.35 – 11.00 Circular Bioeconomy overview in Europe Ana Cuadrado Galván, Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU)
11.00 – 11.15 Spanish Legislative overview Fernando Miranda Sotillos, Spanish General Secretary Agriculture Ministery
11.15 – 11.30 Industrial experiences in rendering plants: current valorisation and technologies Martin Alm – Technical Director of EFPRA
11.30 – 12.00 Break & Networking



12.00-13.00 Panel discussion: LIFE byProtVal as a solution for protein recovery
12.00 – 12.15 Bioprocess: enzymatic hydrolysis for protein recovery from the rendering industry by-products Henoc Pérez, Bioprocess Specialist-INESCOP
12.15 – 12.30 Actual situation and future perspectives for production and bioproducts development of EGA plant  



Antonio Dominguez, Energy Green Gas S.L.

12.30 – 12.45 Wastewater concentration, conversion, and reuse for protein recovery
12.45 – 13.00 Recent advances in the development and validation of biostimulants and retanning agent from by-products of the rendering industry  


Jordi Escabrós, TRUMPLER S.L.

13.00 – 14.00 Panel discussion: Challenges and opportunities in Bioeconomy


SEA2LAND, AZTI Monica Gutierrez.

OVOVAL, INESCOP Francisca Arán

LIFE SMART AgroMobility, UPM Marcelo Ortega

14.00 – 14.45 Break & Networking
15.00 – 15.30 Bus to pilot plant
15.30-17.00 Visit to the demonstration plant
Demonstration plant visit, local challenges, and opportunities regarding waste management.

* All speakers to be confirmed