TechConnect World 2019

Biofuels & Bioproducts

Biofuels and Bioproducts

Symposium Co-Chairs

Rebecca LockerRebecca Locker
Sustainability Lead
Modern Meadow

Scott TwaryScott Twary
Research Scientist/ Team Leader
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Key Speakers

Dharik MallapragadaSystems analysis of biofuel pathways for the transport sector – interactions with the evolving grid
Dharik Mallapragada
Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Energy Initiative


Symposium Sessions

Wednesday June 19

10:30Biofuels & Bioproducts
1:30Materials for Personal/Home Care & Cosmetics

Symposium Program

Wednesday June 19

10:30Biofuels & Bioproducts301
Session chair: Rebecca Locker, Modern Meadow, US
10:30Systems analysis of biofuel pathways for the transport sector – interactions with the evolving grid
D.S. Mallapragada, MIT Energy Initiative, US
10:55Renewable Hydrogen from Biomass for Production of Green Fuels and Chemicals
AP. Borole, AJ. Lewis, Electro-Active Techologies, LLC, US
11:15BTMO Catalyzed Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Lignocellulosic Biomass
V. Amar, A. Shende, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
11:35Cost-effective production of cellulosic ethanol from sweet sorghum stalks via the integration of advanced solid-state fermentation and alkali-distillation
S. Li, Tsinghua University, CN
11:55Bioproducts and Biofuels from High Organic Strength Wastewater and Organic Solid Waste
M. Urgun-Demirtas, H. Wu, D. Demro, S.A. Flores, Argonne National Laboratory, US
12:15High throughput compact membrane filter for micro-algal harvesting
W. Liu, Molecule Works Inc., US
1:30Materials for Personal/Home Care & Cosmetics301
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, The Dow Chemical Company, US; Johan Pluyter, Pluyter Consulting, LLC, US
1:30Formulation Design of Biosurfactant and Biopolymer Based Personal Care Products
S. Amin, Manhattan College, US
1:55New Natural Material Based Hair Styling Product-MaizecareTM
YQ. Rao, Dow, US
2:20Yeast Cell Wall Particle Encapsulation of Pro-Terpene Payloads
E. Soto, F. Rus, G. Ostroff, University of Massachusetts Medical School, US
2:40Production of Nano-emulsions at Relevant Industrial Rates: Use of Innovative Scale-up Strategies
T. Panagiotou, R.J. Fisher, Delphi Scientific, LLC, US
3:00Game-Changing Odor Elimination Technology for Retail, Textile, and Industrial Applications
P. Sander, UltraTech, 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. Submit your abstract and join researchers and developers from around the world at this important event.

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