The “2nd Workshop on ABE Fermentation and Recovery” followed an event in July 2015 in Vienna but basically is the continuation of work initially started by Nasib Qureshi, Ian Maddox and Anton Friedl back in 1989 in New Zealand.

Around 15 researchers attended this workshop and discussed ongoing projects, potential developments, implementation barriers and novel approaches to the topic. Works presented covered a broad range including biology and genomics of involved microorganisms, bioreactor design and downstream processing. Results from the project WASTE2FUELS as well the setup of the project itself have been presented by Anton Friedl, Richard Goerlitz and Antonio Marzocchella.

The Workshop was highly valuable for all attendees and will surely be perpetuated in the upcoming years.