TechConnect World 2020
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Bio-Based Materials & Biofuels

Biofuels and Bioproducts

Submit your Poster Abstract - due April 10

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Symposium Co-Chairs

Rebecca LockerRebecca Locker
Sustainability Lead
Modern Meadow

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

Bill GoldnerBill Goldner
Senior Advisor Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment
USDA Office of the Chief Scientist

Key Speakers

Kelsey McNeelyKelsey McNeely
Biofuels Program Lead
ExxonMobil

Charles DimmlerCharles Dimmler
CEO
Checkerspot

Rajesh ShendeIntegrated Biorefineries (IBRs) – Key Technology Challenges and Opportunities
Rajesh Shende
Professor of Chemical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Nicholas RorrerNicholas Rorrer
Researcher, Biomaterials Development and Polymer Engineering
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Special Session on Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber

Key Speakers

Colleen McMahanNatural Rubber Production from Guayule: Toward a More Secure and Sustainable Future
Colleen McMahan
Bioproducts Research Chemist, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Katrina CornishRubber root dandelion as a source of high quality natural rubber
Katrina Cornish
Professor, The Ohio State University

William NiauraWilliam Niaura
Director - New Business Development
Bridgestone Americas

Howard ColvinIs there a need for a domestic supply of natural rubber?
Howard Colvin
Consultant, Colvin Consultants

This event will include research presentations from researchers from around the world, breakout sessions with industry, government and academic representatives, and a poster session reception. Please submit an abstract describing your research in this area and join us at this important event.

 
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Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 30

1:30Special Session on Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber
3:45Discussion Panel: Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber

Wednesday July 1

8:30Sustainable Materials Fireside Chat
10:30Bio-based Materials
1:30Biofuels
4:00Bio-based Materials & Biofuels - Posters

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 30

1:30Special Session on Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber
Session chair: Bill Goldner, USDA. Office of the Chief Scientist, US
Is there a need for a domestic supply of natural rubber?
H. Colvin, Colvin Consultants, US
Natural Rubber Production from Guayule: Toward a More Secure and Sustainable Future
C. McMahan, H. Colvin, D. Dierig, W. Goldner, G. Lester, K. Ogden, W. Orts, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Laboratory, US
Rubber root dandelion as a source of high quality natural rubber
K. Cornish, The Ohio State University, US
TBA
W. Niaura, Bridgestone Americas, US
Economic and Environmental Sustainability Analysis of Guayule Rubber
J.C. Quinn, E. Sproul, H.M. Summers, C. Seavert, J. Robbs, S. Khanal, V. Mealing, A.E. Landis, N. Fan, O. Sun, Colorado State University, US
Testing of non-rubber extracts of guayule (Parthenium argentatum) as a bio-based urban insect repellents
M. Dehghanizadeh, A. Knagg, A. Romero, F.O. Holguin, C.E. Brewer, New Mexico State University, US
3:45Discussion Panel: Domestic Sources for Natural Rubber
Session chair: Bill Goldner, USDA. Office of the Chief Scientist, US
C. McMahan, USDA Agricultural Research Service, US
K. Cornish, The Ohio State University, US
W. Niaura, Bridgestone Americas, US
H. Colvin, Colvin Consultants, US
B. Goldner, USDA Office of the Chief Scientist, US

Wednesday July 1

8:30Sustainable Materials Fireside Chat
Session chair: Fiona Case, TechConnect, US
10:30Bio-based Materials
Session chair: Rebecca Locker, Modern Meadow, US
TBA
C. Dimmler, Checkerspot, Inc., US
Poly-γ-Glutamic Acid: A Green Alternative to Sodium Polyacrylate for Superabsorbents
C. Peng, Ecovia Renewables Inc., US
Integrated Economic and Environmental Sustainability Analysis of Guar Gum
J.C. Quinn, H.M. Summers, E. Sproul, C. Seavert, J. Robbs, S. Khanal, V. Mealing, A.E. Landis, N. Fan, O. Sun, Colorado State University, US
TBA
N. Rorrer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
Cellulose Based Eco-foam
P. Wang, X. Zhang, Washington State University, US
Vibration Assisted Injection Molding: An Innovative Energy Efficient Processing Technique for Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) with Enhanced Properties
P. Gao, A. Duhduh, A. Kundu, J. Xing, J.P. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
1:30Biofuels
Session chair: Rebecca Locker, Modern Meadow, US
TBA
K. McNeely, ExxonMobil, US
Current state and future direction of algal based biorefineries: An economic and life cycle perspective
J.C. Quinn, J. Cruce, M. Somers, B. Beckstrom, P. Chen, K. DeRose, A. Beattie, D. Quiroz, J. Greene, Colorado State Univeristy, US
Environmental impact assessment of biofuels production processes from various types of woody biomass. A case study in Scots Pine forests stands.
L. Virbickas, I. Kliopova, Kaunas University of Technology, LT
Integrated Biorefineries (IBRs) – Key Technology Challenges and Opportunities
R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
Methane and Volatile Fatty Acids Recovery from Municipal Sludge by different configuration of Anaerobic Digestion and Hydrothermal Pretreatment
F.L. Kakar, Ryerson University, CA
Co-liquefaction of Pineapple peel and poultry manure: Effects of low cost pretreatment and microbial community structure
S.O. Dahunsi, Landmark University, NG
4:00Bio-based Materials & Biofuels - Posters
Waste-Powered Microgrid for Enhanced Energy Security of Critical Base Infrastructure
D. Robau, National Energy USA, US
Comprehensive Characterization of Bio-Crude Oil from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Kitchen Waste
H. Bayat, M. Dehghanizadeh, J.M. Jarvis, C.E. Brewer, U. Jena, New Mexico State University, US
HTL Derived Biochar for Supercapacitor Electrodes
V. Amar, B.K. Maddipudi, K. Shell, J. Houck, A. Thakkar, R.B. Gupta, S. Kumar, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US

Topics & Application Areas

  • Bio-Based Materials Innovations & Applications
  • Biomass Conversion Technologies
  • Biodiesel, Bio-Alcohols, & Biogas
  • Algae Technologies & Applications
  • Conversion of Waste Streams & the Circular Economy
  • Natural Rubber from Domestic Sources
  • Other
 
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