EKSU - Humboldt Kolleg 2019

The Social, Economic, Political and Scientific Implications of the Drive
towards Green and Sustainable Development through
Utilization of Renewable Resources

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See our timeline of happenings in this conference
  • Dec 24, 2018

    Registration & Abstract Submission Commences

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Submission of Abstracts Ends

  • Mar 4, 2019

    Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts

  • Apr 7, 2019

    Conference Commences

Objectives of the Conference!

The EKSU – Humboldt Kolleg will discuss the main trends and drivers encouraging the use of more sustainable approaches in industries, the current and future needs of these industries that are being addressed through research and also provide information on emerging sustainable technologies.

Identification of current challenges facing the move from non-renewable to renewable resources.

Assessment of the level of greener and sustainable industrial development efforts in Nigeria.

Enable academics and researchers get a wider understanding of industry needs for new solutions.

Enable the industry users find out more about their downstream customers' needs.

The great demand for the application of renewable resources to address environmental challenges in areas of waste disposal, global warming and depletion of non-renewable materials has led to the need to create more awareness on changing from fossil feed-stock to renewable resources.
Currently renewable feed-stock makes up to 7% of total chemical feed-stock in use and it is hoped that by 2020 the share of biobased chemicals could reach close to 20%. The European Commission is presently on a strategy and action plan on innovating for sustainable industrial growth, which aims at building a bio-economy for Europe. Africa must not lag behind in this regard.
This meeting will bring together AVH Alumni, Junior Researchers, Industrialists, Government Agencies, students and Farmers within and outside Nigeria to have brainstorming sessions in a bid to move the country towards the utilization of renewable resources for greener and sustainable development.
This three-day conference, sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, will include keynote addresses, plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations and awareness talk for Industrialists, all shaped around the theme.

Event Schedule

Check the program for this year's conference and learn about the speakers and their sessions.
Prof. Dr Beurmann Sabine
Professor of Technische Chemie, Techniches Universitat, Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld Germany

Production of Polymer Through Greener Methods: Application of Supercritical CO2 in Material Synthesis

Prof. Babatunde Rabiu
Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research National Space Research and Development Agency, Kogi State University

Effective Diversification of Energy Resources and Application of Environment Friendly Renewable Energy Sources

Dr. Mrs. Toyin Owoeye
English and Literary Studies Department, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

An appreciation note


Dr. Adekunle Adefemi Adeyemi
Department of Mechatronics, Federal University Oye, Oye–Ekiti, Ekiti State

Building Sustainable Technologies Roadmap - Way Forward in Nigeria

Prof. Willie Siyanbola
STI Policy Analyst and Technology Manager, OAU, Ile Ife, Nigeria

Initiating and Executing Research with Marketable Output: Critical Consideration and Strategies for Actions

Prof. Dr. Adeboye Clement
AvH Ambassador Scientist in Nigeria

Interaction with Other Researchers by All Humboldtians present



Interaction with Other Researchers by All Humboldtians Present

Dr. Richard Akinyeye
Associate Professor and Head of Industrial Chemistry department, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

Application of Nanomaterial in Sustainable Energy Development

Mr. Femi Oye
Chief Executive Officer, Green Energy Biofuels, Winnsboro, South Carolina, USA

Application of Renewable Raw Materials in Industries




Information will be provided on emerging sustainable technologies under the following themes
  • From Agricultural waste to chemical resources
  • Application of starch and starch derived products in Industries
  • Environmental benefits of Biomass chemicals
  • Enzymes and microorganism for processing and production of chemicals
  • Biotechnology for production of environmentally adapted chemicals from renewable materials
  • Power of information to switch to green chemicals
  • Climate action and environment
  • Resource efficiency and raw materials
  • Cross disciplinary education on sustainability
  • Plants materials as renewable resources (as green alternatives)
  • Strategies towards a bio-based economy
  • Bio-based economy policy coordination and stakeholder engagement
  • Market enhancement and competiveness in bio economy section
  • Policies in developed countries
  • Awareness program and coordination of peasant Farmers

It will be a eye-opener

This conference would bring together major stakeholders to discuss the current and future needs of Nigeria along green and sustainable development plans that are being addressed through research and also provide information on emerging sustainable technologies. All these are in the bid to build a reliable bio - economy for the country.

Abstract Submissions

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