Clean Technology 2011

Bio Energy

Bio Energy

Symposium Chair

R. Brooke Coleman
President, New Fuels Alliance/Founder
REAP Coalition

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Michael  RaabMichael Raab
Founder and President
Agrivida, Inc.
Paul  SellewPaul Sellew
CEO
Harvest Power, Inc
Curt  FischerCurt Fischer
Electrofuels Lead
Ginkgo BioWorks
Anita  GoelAnita Goel
Chairman & Scientific Director, Nanobiosym; Chairman & CEO
Nanobiosym Diagnostics
Samuel  McConnellSamuel McConnell
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
Myriant Technologies

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 14

10:30 Cleantech Energy: Keynotes
1:30 Bio Energy Innovation Spotlights
3:15 Harvard and MIT Technology Showcase
4:00 Italian Trade Commission Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707
5:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception (5:00 - 6:00)
4:00 Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)
 Bio Energy Technologies

Wednesday June 15

8:30 Canada Innovates! - Canadian Breakthroughs in Cleantech
10:30 Cleantech Regional Cluster Inititiatves
1:30 Canada’s Hottest Innovative Cleantech Companies - Showcase
4:00 Piemonte Agency For Investments, Export And Tourism Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707
6:00 Canada Networking Reception (6:00 - 8:00)
4:00 Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)

Thursday June 16

10:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Venture Partnering

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 14

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10:30Cleantech Energy: KeynotesBall Room A
Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
10:30''Digital Energy'': Opportunities and challenges at the intersection of information technology and energy
D. Paul, University of Southern California, US
11:00Nanoscale Science for Clean, Renewable Energy and Energy Storage (invited presentation)
H. Kung, US Department of Energy, US
11:30Application of Nanotechnology to Photovoltaics: Technical Approaches & Manufacturing Challenges (invited presentation) Manufacturing Challenges
L. Tsakalakos, GE, US
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1:30Bio Energy Innovation SpotlightsRoom 308
Session chair: Brooke Coleman, New Fuels Alliance/Northeast Biofuels Collaborative, US
1:30Catalytic Subcritical Hydropyrolysis of Waste Biomass into Gasoline Range Hydrocarbons
R. Tungal, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
1:50Microwave-mediated Pyrolysis of Biomass
M.J. Gronnow, V.L. Budarin, J. Fan, P.S. Shuttleworth, D.J. MacQuarrie, J.H. Clark, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, UK
2:10Cheap Sugars from Cellulosic Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals Production
M. Raab, Agrivida, Inc., US
2:25Empowering Organics
P. Sellew, Harvest Power, US
2:40A pipeline for the forward design of bio-energy related microbes
C. Fischer, Gingko BioWorks, US
2:55Beyond Biofuels: Myriant & the Commercialization of Bio-based Chemicals
S. McConnell, Myriant, US
3:10Harnessing Nanotechnology to Make Biofuels Faster, Better, and Cheaper
A. Goel, Nanobiosym, US
3:25PROESA – Chemtex Breakthrough technology
D. Richardson, Chemtex International, IT
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3:15Harvard and MIT Technology ShowcaseRoom 306
Session chair: Chris Noble, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:15Introduction
C. Noble, MIT, US
3:20Key Semiconductor Advances in Electronics and Optoelectronics (invited presentation)
G. Fitzgerald, MIT, US
3:35New versatile nano/microstructured surfaces: Applications in anti-icing, prevention of biofouling and self-cleaning oleophobic materials (invited presentation)
J. Aizenberg, Harvard University, US
3:50Nanoengineered Surfaces for Efficiency Enhancements in Energy and Water (invited presentation)
K. Varanasi, MIT, US
4:05Filtration System for Small-Medium Scale Wastewater and Water Treatment (invited presentation)
C. Vectis, Harvard University, US
4:20Smartphone control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) (invited presentation)
M. Cummings, MIT, US
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4:00Italian Trade Commission Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707Expo Hall
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5:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception (5:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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4:00Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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Bio Energy TechnologiesExpo Hall
-Catalytic Aqueous Phase Reforming of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Hydrogen and Hydrocarbon Production
R. Tungal, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
-Catalytic Aqueous Phase Reforming of Waste Biomass for Hydrogen and Hydrocarbon Production
R. Tungal, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
-A Characteristic Analysis of Bio-ethanol produced on Fruit wastes for Direct Ethanol Fuel Cell(DEFC)
H. Kim, N. Lee, I. Cha, J. Choi, Center for Organic Agrifood industrialization, KR
-Biomass Power Generation Using Liquid Tin Anode SOFC
J. Bentley, T. Tao, CellTech Power LLC, US
-Biomass Combined Heat and Power– a Comparison of Options for Small-scale Systems
R. Pellizzari, R. Wilson, etaPartners LLC, US
-Advanced Biofuel Cell Composed of Highly Modified Electrodes for Biomedical Applications
S.W. Leung, J.C.K. Lai, Idaho State University, US
-An Effective Way of Anaerobic Digestion of Chicken Manure with Plant Biomass
Y. Zhi, C. Zhou, Nanjing University of Technology, CN
-Nanostructured Materials Applied in Biodiesel Processes
M.C.G. Albuquerque, D.C.S. Azevedo, C.L. Cavalcante_Jr., Universidade Federal do Ceara, BR
-Microwave Assisted Transesterification of Waste Frying Oil and Concentrate Methyl Ester Content of Biodiesel by Molecular Distillation
N. Azcan, O. Yilmaz, Anadolu University, TR
-Catalytic Esterification and Transesterification Reaction of High Acidic Value Waste Oil by Microwave Heating System
N. Azcan, O. Yilmaz, Anadolu University, TR
-Microwave-induced acceleration and energy-efficiency of esterification of free fatty acid with a heterogeneous catalyst
D. Kim, J. Choi, G.-J. Kim, S.K. Seol, S. Jung, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, KR
-Improvement of Biogas Production from Animal Manure via Bacteria Enrichment using CASCADE Technology
Y. Zhi, C. Zhou, Cascade Clean Energy, Inc., US
-Biogas Production from Co-Digestion of Horse Manure and Waste Sewage Sluge
E. Agayev, A. Ugurlu, Hacettepe University, TR
-Replacing Crude Oil by Renewable Sugar through a Cell-free Synthetic Biology Technology
Y.-H.P. Zhang and J.A. Rollin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US

Wednesday June 15

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8:30Canada Innovates! - Canadian Breakthroughs in CleantechRoom 206
8:30Welcome to Canadian Innovation
C. Denter, Technology Partnering Officer, Consulate General of Canada to New England, CA
8:40Opening Remarks
P. Binns, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada to New England, CA
9:00Canadian Energy RD&D and Clean Technology Developments
P. St-Jean, Natural Resources Canada, Energy Technology Policy, CA
9:15Canada-US CleanTech collaboration Opportunities
G. Murphy, Director, Natural Resources Canada, CA
9:30On the Rise – Conversion Efficiency in Organic Photovoltaics
Y. Tao, National Research Council (NRC), CA
9:45Utilizing Renewable Energy Resources for Distributed Power
K. Kassam, Ballard Power, CA
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10:30Cleantech Regional Cluster InititiatvesRoom 309
Session chair: Peter Rothstein, NECEC, US
-J.M. Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan, University of California, Berkeley, US
-R. Bagley, Nortech, US
-B. Biemann, Maine Technology Institute, US
-L. Peterson, Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities, US
-E. Reynolds, MIT Industrial Performance Center, US
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1:30Canada’s Hottest Innovative Cleantech Companies - ShowcaseRoom 206
Session chair: Sean Wise, Ryerson University, CA
1:30Intoduction to Innovation Showdcase
S. Wise, Ryerson University, CA
1:40Hydrostor (Grid Scale Storage)
C. VanWelleghem, Hydrostor, CA
1:50ProDalG (Bio Fuels - Algae)
M. Sales, ProDalG, CA
2:00Sine Slice (Energy Efficiency & Management)
C. Webb, Sine Slice, CA
2:10Grid Co (Energy Efficiency & Management)
C. Napior, Grid Co, CA
2:20Odotech (Emissions Management)
T. Pagé, Odotech, CA
2:30VBINE (Wind Energy)
D. Siman, VBINE, CA
2:40BDR Technol (Bio Fuels)
K. Lawless, BDR Technol, US
2:50Free Breeze (Wind Energy)
S. Labus, Free Breeze, CA
3:20Enviro Save (Transportation)
B. Ingebrigston, Enviro Save, CA
3:30Corvus Energy (Energy Storage)
G. Brown, Corvus Energy, CA
3:40Carbon Sense Solutions
R. Niven, Carbon Sense Solutions, CA
3:50Refficient (Recycle)
S. McLarty, REfficient, CA
4:00SWITCH Materials Inc. (Smart Windows)
J. Sargent, SWITCH Materials Inc., CA
4:10Zero Waste
B. Coxhead, Zero Waste, CA
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4:00Piemonte Agency For Investments, Export And Tourism Reception - Nanotech booth 1607, Cleantech booth 707Expo Hall
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6:00Canada Networking Reception (6:00 - 8:00)Sheraton Hotel, Back Bay Room D
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4:00Innovation Showcase & Poster Session - Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall

Thursday June 16

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10:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Venture PartneringRoom 306
Session chair: Dina Lozofsky, University of California Santa Barbara, US
10:30BASF Corporate Partnering
P. Mukherjee, BASF Venture Capital America, US
10:50Panasonic TechConnect Partnering
I. Nydick, Panasonic, US
11:10Cabot TechConnect Partnering
T. Kodas, Cabot Corporation, US
11:30Honda TechConnect Partnering
N. Sugimoto, Honda, US

Special Symposium

Biomass has the potential to supply a significant amount of biofuel not only for electricity production and process heat, but also for transportation fuels. The US government has set ambitious goals for bioenergy production over the next 10 years that include grain-based ethanol production, advanced biofuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks, and biodiesel/jet fuel from oilseed crops and algae. In order to meet this demand, sustainable and economic production of feedstocks and development of scalable and economic conversion technologies will be necessary.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Novel Materials for Bio Energy Generation
  • Novel Processes for Bio Energy Generation
  • Biomass Technologies & Applications
  • Biodiesel Technologies & Applications
  • Bioalcohols Technologies & Applications
  • Biogas Technologies & Applications
  • Solid Biofuels Technologies & Applications
  • Biohydrogen Technologies & Applications
  • Algae Technologies & Applications
  • Cellulosic Ethanol
  • Bioenergy - Environment
  • Jet propellant fuel
  • Renewable Diesel
  • Feedstock
  • Other

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