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  1. Biofuels: Metrics and Challenges

    Webinar

    Learn about the critical economic, environmental and social issues that will impact a biofuels project along with the technical programs that could enhance a particular project.

  2. Energy Storage: Research Directions, Applications, Limitations

    Webinar

    Energy storage technologies have recently been gaining attention, spurred on by the shift toward sustainable energy. This webinar aims to explore a sampling of energy storage research.

  3. Natural Gas Future

    Webinar

    Natural gas, at prices significantly below BTU parity with oil for a long time to come, will certainly play a pivotal role in world energy supply and will move towards becoming the premier fuel of the world economy. A significant feature of future gas prices is that they are likely to be technology driven, similar to oil prices, rather than resources driven.

  4. Synthesis of Bifunctional Catalyst for Aqueous Phase Reforming of Biomass

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Annual Meeting, 2011)

    This study reports the synthesis of novel bifunctional catalytic material and its utilization in catalytic aqueous phase reforming of biomass to enhance selectivity and conversion into hydrogen and higher hydrocarbons. The synthesis involved the preparation of mesoporous aluminosilicate catalyst by...

  5. Cellulase Inhibition by Pretreatment-Released Biomass Degradation Products

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Annual Meeting, 2011)

    The influence of pretreatment chemistry and the severity of dilute acid pretreatment on the subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis of soluble oligomer-derived and insoluble crystalline cellulose using a commercial enzyme preparation (Novozymes) was investigated. A dilute acid pretreatment was performed on...

  6. Lignin Depolymerization and Deoxygenation In Ionic Liquids

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Annual Meeting, 2011)

    Lignin, an amorphous aromatic biopolymer that comprises up to 30% of plant matter, was dissolved and depolymerized in ionic liquids under acidic conditions. The acidic ionic liquid 1-methylimidazolium chloride (HMIMCl) acts as a combination solvent and catalyst that facilitates degradation of...

  7. Steam Reforming of Ethanol-Phenol Mixture As a Model for Biomass Tar

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Annual Meeting, 2011)

    Introduction Hydrogen is produced by biomasses through a variety of pyrolysis and gasification processes. Most of these processes are hampered by the coproduction of tars, a mixture of heavy compounds that may result in fouling of heat exchangers and reactors. A steam reforming step is needed to...

  8. An Anaerobic Bacterial Treatment of Corn Stover to Prepare a Biorefining Feedstock

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Annual Meeting, 2011)

    Anaerobic Bacterial Treatment of Corn Stover to Prepare a Biorefining Feedstock James MacLellan, Zhengbo Yue, Robert Kraemer, Wei Liao* Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 48823 Abstract The objective of this study is to apply an...

  9. Sustainability of Biomass Crop Production

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Annual Meeting, 2011)

    Woody biomass is renewable only if sustainable production is imposed. How to evaluate the benefit of different biomass crop species on a sustainability scale is a difficult task. Site dependence and regional diversity are the most important factors, while biomass productivity determines the...

  10. Catalytic Study On Lignin Degradation and Conversion Into Biofuels

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Annual Meeting, 2011)

    Catalytic study on lignin degradation and conversion into biofuels Wei Mu and Yulin Deng School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and IPST at GT, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0620 Author for correspondence (e-mail: yulin.deng@chbe.gatech.edu ) As an ideal...

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