IChemE mini conference “Scale-Up’ challenges, towards ‘sustainable production“ Hosted by IChemE: Institution of Chemical Engineers

Time & Location

Wednesday: 10.30 to 12.00, Stage 4


Dr. James Winterburn Reader in Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester

About this Session

Hosted by IChemE, this Mini-Confernce programme will set out to provide perpectives around the questions of:

– Defining how ‘scaling-up’ relates to you and your organisation.
– What are the challenges faced by your sector when considering how best to scale up your operations or processes?
– Highlight how recent successes have helped to shape company / sector learning and knowledge transfer in this area.


• What are the emerging common themes that organisations should consider when committing to scaling up in a sustainable way?
• How do you know if sustainable production has been achieved? How is it measured?
• What are the common implications of scaling up and how can the Chemical and Process Engineering community use their expertise to manage resources appropriately?

Speaker Bio:

James Winterburn is a Reader in Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester, where he is involved in both teaching and research and is the academic lead for Business Engagement and Innovation within the School of Engineering.  James is also Co-Founder of Holiferm, spun out from the Winterburn Group in 2018, who are commercialising biosurfactant production technology. His main research interest is in the development of efficient manufacturing methods for bio-based products, via a bioprocessing and biochemical engineering route.