JUNE 17-19, 2024


New! Biorefining and Biomanufacturing: Towards net negative carbon systems

Symposium Co-Chairs

Carlos Quiroz-AritaCarlos Quiroz-Arita
Senior Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories

Tim BarckholtzTim Barckholtz
Senior Scientific Advisor
ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Co.

Lynn WendtLynn Wendt
Director, Biomass Feedstock Natl User Facility
Idaho National Laboratory


Key Speakers

Hannah MurnenPermanent, Affordable, and Scalable Carbon Removal through Carbon Casting
Hannah Murnen
CTO, Graphyte

Lisa GuayHarnessing Biology for Industrial Decarbonization
Lisa Guay
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy

Damon HartleyLogistics for Large Scale Biorefineries: Impacts of Carbon Management and Supply System Maturation
Damon Hartley
Senior Staff Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory

Jennifer Aurandt-PilgrimMarquis: A case study in sustainable ethanol production
Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim
Vice President of R&D and Innovation, Marquis Energy, LLC

Damian CarrieriSandia’s R&D efforts towards net-negative biomanufacturing
Damian Carrieri
Bioresource & Environmental Security, Sandia National Laboratories

Michelle YoungScaling Renewable Fuels through Technology
Michelle Young
Renewables Program Manager, Chevron Technology Center

Kenneth ReardonElectro-Enhanced Conversion of Wet Waste to Products Beyond Methane
Kenneth Reardon
Professor, Colorado State

Zach El ZahabGasification Pathways to Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Zach El Zahab
Director of Gasification Programs, GTI Energy


Global anthropogenic carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) emissions have reached alarming concentrations that accelerate threats to our planet and human society, including climate change. United States inventories estimate that the combustion of fuels in transportation, electricity, and industry sectors contribute nearly three-quarters of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These CO2eq emissions remain increasing in the most recent inventories. More importantly, most pessimistic scenarios project that we will exceed GHG emissions at levels that can constrain our ability to reverse the global warming effects if we do not achieve net-zero and, ideally, net-negative carbon emissions through sustainable technologies. Therefore, this Biorefining and Biomanufacturing Symposium will consider applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups in the following topics and application areas in response to these climate and security needs.

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2024 Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 18

1:30Biorefining & Biomanufacturing 1
4:00Biorefining & Biomanufacturing - Posters

Wednesday June 19

9:00Biorefining & Biomanufacturing 2

2024 Symposium Program

Tuesday June 18

1:30Biorefining & Biomanufacturing 1Chesapeake A
Session chair: Carlos Quiroz-Arita, Sandia National Laboratories, US
Scaling Renewable Fuels through Technology
M. Young, Chevron Technical Center, US
Logistics for Large Scale Biorefineries: Impacts of Carbon Management and Supply System Maturation
D. Hartley, Idaho National Lab, US
Sandia’s R&D efforts towards net-negative biomanufacturing
D. Carrieri, Sandia National Laboratories, US
Permanent, Affordable and Scalable Carbon Removal through Carbon Casting
H. Murnen, Graphyte, US
Harnessing Biology for Industrial Decarbonization
L.M. Guay, U.S. Department of Energy, US
4:00Biorefining & Biomanufacturing - PostersExpo Hall BC
Efficient Recovery and Purification of Biobased Chemicals Utilizing Liquid-to-Liquid Extraction Technology
D. Glatz, Koch Modular Process Systems, US

Wednesday June 19

9:00Biorefining & Biomanufacturing 2Chesapeake A
Session chair: Lynn Wendt, Idaho National Laboratory, US
Electro-Enhanced Conversion of Wet Waste to Products Beyond Methane
K.F. Reardon, P. Atanassov, C. Bailey, W. Black, D. Bartholet, J. Chan, S. Decker, S. De Long, P. Ghadermazi, P.C. Gilcrease, M. Hickey, J. Kim, S. Lambrecht, H. Li, E. Lucero, S. Pittman, J.C. Quinn, J. Rico, V. Subramanian, D. Svedruzic, C. Urban, Colorado State University, US
Gasification Pathways to Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Z. El Zahab, GTI Energy, US
An Analysis of the Potential and Cost of the US Refinery Sector Decarbonization
P. Sun, V. Cappello, A. Elgowainy, P. Vyawahare, O. Ma, K. Podkaminer, N. Rustagi, M. Koleva, M. Melaina, Argonne National Laboratory, US
Department of Energy Biomanufacturing Product and Tool Development for Industry Adoption
J. Colangelo, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
Environmental and Economic Analysis of Value-added Products from Integrated Pulp Biorefineries
A. Banboukian, D. Kamath, S. Nimbalkar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Topics & Application Areas
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)
  • Low GHG feedstocks and chemical processes
  • Renewable carbon resources and systems
  • Biorefining: Alcohol-to-Jet (AtJ), hydro-processed esters and fatty acids (HEFA), Renewable diesel, Gasification, and Fischer–Tropsch process
  • Biomanufacturing: Biobased chemicals, biopolymers-to -bioplastics and -biocements
  • Hydrogen feedstocks from biomass, biogas, and electrolysis
  • Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of biorefining and biomanufacturing systems
  • Case studies: Refining, Industry and Manufacturing, and Transportation
  • Other

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