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Biofuels & Bioproducts

Biofuels and Bioproducts

Symposium Co-Chairs

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

C. Rebecca LockerC. Rebecca Locker
Research Associate, Corporate Strategic Research
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co

Key Speakers

Matt CarrYou CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks: From an Organism as Old as Dirt, An Algae Bioproduct Innovation Reincarnation
Matt Carr
Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization

Fernando Sanchez-RieraEngineering Microbial Fatty Acids Metabolism as a Platform for Renewable Fuel and Chemicals Manufacture
Fernando Sanchez-Riera
Sr. Director Fermentation Process Development, REG Life Sciences, Renewable Energy Group

Ramesh  JhaA High Throughput Platform for Enzyme Evolution
Ramesh Jha
Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 14

10:30Biofuels & Bioproducts
1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts

Tuesday May 15

1:30Sustainable Materials Innovation
4:00Energy Innovations: Posters

Symposium Program

Monday May 14

10:30Biofuels & Bioproducts262 B
Session chair: C. Rebecca Locker, ExxonMobil, US; Scott Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
10:30Biofuels and Bioproducts: Innovation and Implementation (invited presentation)
S. Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
10:55You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks: From an Organism as Old as Dirt, An Algae Bioproduct Innovation Reincarnation (invited presentation)
M. Carr, Algae Biomass Organization, US
11:20Magnetic separation for high efficiency harvesting of microalgal cells
C. Guo, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
11:40Experimental Analysis of the Performance of Hevea brasilensis and Jatropha curcas Oils as Biodiesel
O.O. Odia, Ambrose Alli University, NG
1:30Biofuels & Bioproducts262 B
Session chair: Scott Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US; C. Rebecca Locker, ExxonMobil, US
1:30A High Throughput Platform for Enzyme Evolution (invited presentation)
R. Jha, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
1:55Engineering Microbial Fatty Acids Metabolism as a Platform for Renewable Fuel and Chemicals Manufacture (invited presentation)
F. Sanchez-Riera, Renewable Energy Group Life Sciences, US
2:20Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cellulosic Biodiesel Production (invited presentation)
R. Locker, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co., US
2:45Binary Transition Metal Oxide (BTMO) Nanoparticles for Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Pinewood
A. Shende, V. Amar, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
3:05Catalytic technologies for the complete conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fuels and chemicals
R. Le Van Mao, Le Van Mao Biochemicals Inc., CA

Tuesday May 15

1:30Sustainable Materials Innovation263 C
Session chair: C. Rebecca Locker, ExxonMobil, US; Scott Twary, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
1:30The creation of ZoaTM bioleather materials through recombinant collagen production and large-scale fermentation. (invited presentation)
D. Willliamson, Modern Meadow, US
1:55Composite Wool – Natural Product Antimicrobial Textiles
S. Aljohani, J.H Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
2:15Diatom Frustules as Substrates for Photocatalysts
N. Day, J. Olsen, J. Thiebes, A. Polliack, Diatomix, US
4:00Energy Innovations: PostersExpo Hall
Ocean Thermal Energy for Abatement of Global CO2 Emissions
C.B. Panchal, E3Tec, US
PEM fuel cells of small gas flow channels: two-phase flow
J.Y. Wang, UC Irvine, US
Jatropha oil plant for biodiesel production with a biorefinery processing perspective
C.M.C. Vivas, D.E.A. Collado, Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria, PE
Photocatalytic degradation of low density polyethylene films using UV-C range of radiation
R. Ederada, R. Shende, V. Amar, A. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 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 biobased materials development and commercialization.

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