Biofuels Process Development

Process Development Division
2009 AIChE Spring Meeting
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2009 - 10:00am
Biofuels process development is exploding due to high crude oil prices, desire for energy independence, and government subsidy. Many challenges exist in design of economic processes, including selective production of targeted fuels, scaling considerations to cope with limited collection radius, processing characteristics of select feedstocks, feedstock drying and water removal from final products, and reaction pathways to designer fuels. Included are both metabolic engineering and bioprocessing, as well as thermochemical / catalytic treatment of biomass feedstocks.
 

Kinetic Modeling of Oxidative-Short-Term Lime Pretreatment of Biomass

·Conversion of Lignocellulose and Other Waste Biomass into Ketones and Hydrocarbon Biofuels: The MixAlco Process, Semi-Works Plant Results

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