JUNE 19-21, 2023

Bio-based Materials, Biofuels, & Cellulose

Biofuels and Bioproducts

Submit your Poster Only Abstract - due March 31

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Symposium Co-Chairs

Helen ZhaHelen Zha
Assistant Professor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Junyong ZhuJunyong Zhu
Research Engineer
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sean IrelandSean Ireland
Vice President Business Development
Fiberlean Technologies Ltd.


Key Speakers

Melik DemirelBioengineering Protein Universe: Food, Feed, Materials
Melik Demirel
Professor, Penn State University

David KaplanBiopolymers for materials, tissues and foods towards a sustainable future
David Kaplan
Professor, Tufts University

Gavin McIntyreGavin McIntyre

Zhiyong CaiLignin - Potential Sources for Carbon Nagative Building Materials
Zhiyong Cai
Project Leader, USDA

Halil TekinalpSustainable composite development through use of different form and scale of cellulose fibers and their applications via additive manufacturing from a yacht roof mold to a 3D-printed house
Halil Tekinalp
Assistant Professor, ORNL

Jiaqi DaiJiaqi Dai

Yun JinRecent Development in Microfibrillated Cellulose and Mineral/Microfibrillated Cellulose Composite Materials
Yun Jin
Research Scientist, FiberLean


This session is focused on recent developments in biobased materials and biofuels. Other topics of interest include sustainability, circular economy, and environmental impacts. The session will include research presentations from academic and industry experts from around the world and a poster session reception. Please submit an abstract describing your research in this area and join us at this important event.

Topics & Application Areas
  • Bio-Based Materials Innovations & Applications
  • Protein-based materials
  • Cellulose and cellulose-based materials
  • Lignin based aromatics and composites
  • Bio-foundry innovations
  • Biofuels
  • Sustainable Composite Materials
  • Conversion of Waste Streams & the Circular Economy
  • Bio-based Materials Applications in Agriculture and Foods
  • Novel Applications in Building Materials, Paints and Coatings
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Environmental Impact Assessment of Bio-Based Product/Processes
  • Other

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Sponsors & Partners
SBIR/STTR Agency Partners