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Biofuels and Bioproducts

Biofuels and Bioproducts

Symposium Co-Chairs

Scott TwaryScott Twary
Research Scientist and Team Leader, Biome and Bioenergy Group
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Srinivas IyerSrinivas Iyer
Group Leader, Bioscience Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Sarad ParekhProcessing of pre-treated biomass for the commercial production on bio-ethanol and biochemicals
Sarad Parekh
Chief Scientific Officer, Sweetwater Energy

Miguel OlaizolaOn the road to cost effective algae: Recent advances at Heliae via partnerships and process integration
Miguel Olaizola
Director of Production Science, Heliae Development, LLC

John GordonAdding Value to Biomass: Green Gold
John Gordon
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Jay FitzgeraldFunding R&D for Bioproducts that Enable Biofuels in the Bioenergy Technologies Office
Jay Fitzgerald
Technology Manager, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. DOE, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy


Symposium Sessions

Monday May 23

1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts: Algae

Tuesday May 24

10:30Biofuels & Bioproducts
1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts: Conversion
Biofuels & Bioproduct: Posters 4:00

Symposium Program

Monday May 23

1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts: AlgaePotomac 6
Session chair: Scott Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory (bio)
1:30On the road to cost effective algae: Recent advances at Heliae via partnerships and process integration (invited presentation)
M. Olaizola, Heliae Development, LLC, US
1:55Alage Testbed Public Private Partnership: Two years of Unified Field Study Results to Identify Current State of Technology for Algal Biomass Production
J.A. McGowen, Arizona State University, US
2:15Regulatory Developments Regarding Algae Biomass
L.L. Beregson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., US
2:35Environmental impact and Scalability of utilizing Coal Fired Power Plant Flue Gas in Microalgal Biofuel Production
D. Hess, K. Napan, B. McNeil, J.C. Quinn, Utah State University, US
2:55Biodiesel Co-product Utilization: Glycerol-derived Films for use in Commercial Applications
V. Wyatt, G. Strahan, C-K. Liu, T. Jin, United States Department of Agriculture, US

Tuesday May 24

10:30Biofuels & BioproductsPotomac 6
Session chair: Scott Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory (bio)
10:30Adding Value to Biomass: Green Gold (invited presentation)
J. Gordon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
10:55An Overview of Biomass and Biogas for Energy Generation: Recent Development and Perspectives
A. Omer, UON, UK
11:15Production of biorenewable calcined coke from pyrolysis bio-oil distillation bottoms
Y. Elkasabi, A.A. Boateng, C.A. Mullen, M.A. Jackson, USDA-ARS, US
11:35Production of Synthetic Fuel from Anaerobic Digester Gas
L. Frost, J. Hartvigsen, E. Elangovan, Ceramatec Inc, US
1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts: ConversionPotomac 6
Session chair: Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Laboratory (bio)
1:30Funding R&D for Bioproducts that Enable Biofuels in the Bioenergy Technologies Office (invited presentation)
J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Department of Energy, US
1:55Processing of pre-treated biomass for the commercial production on bio-ethanol and biochemicals (invited presentation)
S. Parekh, Sweetwater Energy, US
2:20Regulatory Impediments to Commercializing Biofuel and Other Biobased Products
K.M. Roberts, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group, US
2:40Electrochemical Production of Hydrocarbons for Lubricants, Waxes and Fuels from Biological Feedstocks
C. Joshi, D. Malevich, J. Dambacher, F. Lockwood, Altranex Corporation, CA
3:00The Unbeatable Beet: Biorefining Of Sugar Beet Pulp
R. Nolles, F. Staps, G. van Engelen, Cosun Biobased Products, US
3:20Biorenewable Production Pathway for Nylon and PET
C. Forney, Iowa State University, US
3:40Production Optimization of E. Coli Fermented Synthetic Spider Silk for Commercial Viability
A. Edlund, R. Lewis, J. Jones, J. Quinn, Utah State University, US
4:00Development of a Renewable Fuel Nanotechnology
V. Klausmeier, Sylvatex Inc., US
Biofuels & Bioproduct: Posters 4:00Expo Hall D & E
The Effect of Intermediate Ozonation Process on Improving Biogas Production from Co-Digestion of Agricultural Waste and Manure
F. Almomani, R.R. Bhosale, A. Kumar, Qatar University, QA
Estimation of Algae Concentration in Water Using Spectrophotometric Measurements and First Derivative of Absorbance
F.A. Almomani, B. Örmeci, Qatar University, QA
Potential for Green Algae Spirulina to Capture Carbon Dioxide from Gas Stream
M.S. Shurair, F. Almomani, S. Judd, R.R. Bhosale, A. Kumar, Qatar University, QA
Tolerant yeast in situ detoxifies major class of toxic chemicals while producing ethanol
Z.L. Liu, ARS-USDA, US
Systems biology and pathway engineering enable Saccharomyces cerevisiae to utilize C-5 and C-6 sugars simultaneously for cellulosic ethanol production
Z.L. Liu, Jaewoon. Moon, ARS-USDA, US
Lower-cost cellulosic ethanol production using cellobiose fermenting yeast Clavispora NRRL Y-50464
Z.L. Liu, S.A. Weber, ARS-USDA, US
Thermal Transformation of Aqueous Lignin Suspension into Nanoparticle Dispersion and Its Associative Properties
L. Zhaoquing, J.C. Gast, K.J. Bottorff, Solenis LLC, US
Nitrogen-modified biomass-derived porous carbon for electric double layer capacitors application
K. Wang, Z. Gu, Q. Fan, south dakota state university, US
Catalytic Bio-Oil Production by Hydrothermal Liquefaction of the Macroalgae Ulva Fasciata Using Iron Species from Different Sources
A. Rojas-Perez, C.B. Frias-Flores, G. Rodríguez-Narváez, M.L. Adrover-Castellano, H.L. Pabon-Colon, U. Jena, L.M. Díaz-Vázquez, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, US
Reviving natural product and drug discovery pipelines with fungal artificial chromosome (FAC) technology
K. Clevenger, J.W. Bok, R. Ye, G. Miley, T. Velk, C. Chen, K.H. Yang, P. Gao, M. Lamprecht, P. Thomas, M.D. Islam, N. Keller, N. Kelleher, C. Wu, Intact Genomics, Inc., US

Biofuels provide energy from geologically recent carbon fixation in plants and microalgae – and they promise a sustainable and ecologically sound alternative to fossil-oil and gas for industrial feedstocks. The case for utilization of biomass is strengthened by the remarkable success stories and recent innovations in production of materials and commercially viable chemical intermediates from bio sources. These materials are gaining in market share due to their performance in addition to their green credentials. This symposium focuses on innovations in biofuel and biomaterial development and commercialization.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Algae technologies & applications
  • Bacterial and yeast fermentation
  • Biomass technologies & applications
  • Biodiesel, bioalcohols & biogas
  • Electrofuel technologies
  • Bio sources for materials
  • Biosources for pharmaceutical intermediates and medical applications
  • Biosourced materials for personal/home care and cosmetic formulations
  • Novel materials for bio energy/materials generation
  • Novel processes for bio energy/materials generation
  • Case studies & success stories
  • Other

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