Bioenergy

Biological Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals

Archived Webinar
Jul 22, 2010
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Compared to the...

Growth Kinetic Study of Chlorella Vulgaris

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 7:00pm
Algae are simple autotrophic organisms that produce complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules such as carbon dioxide using energy...

Designing Sustainable Options for Bioenergy Crops

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2009 - 7:00pm
Currently, the complexity and scale dependency of land-use decisions and their impacts are not understood, defined, or described with adequate...

Advanced Biofuels - The Path Forward

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
Oil prices go up and they come down and our ability to forecast them with any real confidence has not been particularly good. A year ago when oil...

Biomass Thermal Conversion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 10:00am
Papers are on topics related sustatinable supply of a wide variety of biomass feedstocks to meet the needs of evolving liquid fuel demand (...

Advances in Biofuel Technologies

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 4:30am
Papers on biodiesel production advances. Please Note : Advances in Biofuel Technologies -- Spring Meeting 2009 includes the following recorded...

Government Role in Alternative Energy: Strategy and Perspective

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 27, 2009 - 4:00am
Speakers from the federal and local government present their perspectives on goals, strategies and funding opportunities as it relates to alternative...

Bioconversion of Methane

by Martin Bergstedt
Developing biological processes that yield bio-fuels that that are devoid of oxygen moieties, and thus don't need to be upgraded, is some of the current work that is going on at...
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Is There a "Magic" Biomass Crop?

by Martin Bergstedt
Dr. Shijie Liu of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry presented a thoughtful overview of the biofuels evaluation protocol that was...
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Algal Biofuels: The Process

March
2011
SBE Special Section
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Eric P. Knoshaug
Al Darzins
The production of algal biofuels involves algae cultivation, biomass harvesting and dewatering, lipid extraction, and conversion to fuel.

Algal Biofuels: The Research

March
2011
SBE Special Section
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Kimberly Ogden
Kuan-Chen Cheng
The individual technical elements of the algae-to-biofuels process have already been demonstrated at the laboratory scale. Ongoing research seeks to refine the technology to enable scaleup to commercial production.

Algal Biofuels: The Backstory

March
2011
SBE Special Section
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Arjun Gopalratnam
Increasing energy demand and dwindling energy resources have spurred interest in making transportation fuels from renewable sources such as microalgae.

AIChE Journal Highlight: An Engineering Roadmap for Biorefining

January
2013
Journal Highlight
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In the January AIChE Journal Perspective article, “Engineering Biomass Conversion Processes: A Systems Perspective,” Univ. of Minnesota researchers Prodromos Daoutidis, W. Alex Marvin, Srinivas Rangarajan, and Ana Torres discuss the challenges,...

Producing Fuels and Chemicals from Lignocellulosic Biomass

August
2008
SBE Special Section
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Mark Holtzapple
Rocio Sierra, Aaron Smith, Cesar Granda and Mark T. Holtzapple
As oil and natural gas prices rise, lignocellulosic biomass becomes a viable feedstock for the fuel and chemical industries— provided key issues are addressed.

Metabolic Engineering of Next-Generation Biofuels

August
2008
SBE Special Section
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James C. Liao
Wendy Higashide
Engineers are turning to genetic and biological tools and techniques to synthesize higher-chain alcohols that do not suffer from the same limitations as ethanol.

Principles of Bioprocess Control

November
2009
SBE Special Section
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Joseph S. Alford
The use of complex living organisms, process variation, and lack of real-time measurements of key parameters are some of the challenges involved in automating a bioprocess. This article explains an indirect approach to monitoring and controlling a...

The Role for Biofuels

March
2010
SBE Special Section
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Tim Eggeman
Carrie Atiyeh
The advanced biofuels industry is at a critical stage of development and deployment.

Minimize Scale-Up Risk

March
2010
SBE Special Section
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J. Brad Cort
Thomas Pschorn
Bertil Stromberg
Proven commercial-scale equipment already exists for many operations involved in producing biofuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks.
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