Lignin Conference 2022


Welcome to the Lignin Conference site.


We cordially invite you for the conference on ‘Lignin Valorisation’ organised by CA17128 LignoCOST to be held on June 1-3, 2022 with a preceding workshop on lignin analytics on May 31, 2022 dedicated to PhD students.

Program in short (more details on second page)

May 31, 2022 Workshop Lignin Analytics (PhD students)

June 1, 2022    Mild lignin isolation strategies (morning)

Conversion of lignin (chemical & biological) (afternoon)

June 2, 2022    Conversion of lignin (chemical & biological) (morning)

Lignin structure – function relationships with industrial perspectives (afternoon)

June 3, 2022    Application of Lignin and Future Perspectives          


Keynote speakers provisionally confirmed

Prof. W. Boerjan (Uni Gent), Prof. A. Potthast (BOKU), Prof. P. Bruijnincx (Uni Utrecht),
Prof. J.-C. del Rio (Uni Seville), Dr. Gregg Beckham (NREL), Prof. Katalin Barta (Uni Graz), Prof. T. Bugg (Uni Warrick), Prof. Bert Sels (KU Leuven), Dr. K. Vanbroekhoven (VITO), Prof. Martin Junginger (Uni Utrecht).


Oral and poster presentation

During this conference both oral presentations and posters sessions will be organised and you are kindly invited to contribute. Please upload your abstract (half A4 with max. 2 references) via the registration form or send it by email to at latest March 15, 2022.


For this conference there is a limitation of the maximum number of participants. Therefore we kindly ask you to register as soon as possible and at latest 1 April, 2022


Young researchers (ECI) and STSM applicants are strongly recommended to present their work in a presentation or poster. Based on the number of applicants a selection will be made by the core group + local organisers. You will be notified about this decision by 15 April, 2022.

PhD candidates will get 1 ECTS credit for attending the full program (4 days) and 1 ECTS credit extra for a poster presentation.  

For LignoCOST participants a fair distribution of available reimbursement possibilities will be made by the core group.  

We hope to meet you then.

With kind regards,
Local organising committee (Wageningen University & Research): Dr. Mirjam Kabel, Dr. Gijs van Erven, Dr. Ted Slaghek, Carla Bruil, Suzan Draaisma, Dr. Richard Gosselink

This conference is supported by COST Action CA17128 Pan-European Network on the Sustainable Valorisation of Lignin (LignoCOST) supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).