Industrial Biotechnology

Modeling of CO2 Capture Using Microalgae

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:15pm-1:45pm
In order to model the growth of microalgae in a open-pond reactor , a 1000L system has been built and operated under realistic outdoor conditions...

Structural Characterization of AHP-Pretreated Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Alkaline hydrogen peroxide (AHP) pretreatment is exceptionally well-suited to grasses, yielding high digestibilities at low enzyme loadings, while...

Pyrolytic Pathways to Advanced Biofuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Pyrolysis is the thermal conversion of carbonaceous materials in the absence of molecular oxygen to liquids, solids and gases. In the most general...

Cellulose Extraction From Rice Hulls Using Ionic Liquids

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Over one fifth of calories consumed by humanity are from rice. Consequently, vast quantities of rice hulls are disposed of as waste, since the hull...

Realizing the Potential of Advanced Biofuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Advanced biofuels or drop-in fuels is the terminology used to refer to hydrocarbon fuels that are direct replacements or supplements for existing...

F = MA of Biology?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
I will describe my participation over the past few years in an effort to find fundamental mathematical laws in biology. I will discuss a theory for...

Wood Pellets Self-Heating During Storage

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Accidental fires in wood pellets silos happen frequently in the last five years. Experiments were carried out in this work at temperature range of...

Variability of Switchgrass, a Dedicated Bioenergy Crop

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
The utilization of switchgrass as a dedicated energy crop is well documented in the scientific community. However, there has not been any large-scale...

Pellets From Pretreated Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Biomass supply is complicated by diversity of feedstocks, seasonal availability, and widely distributed feedstock. The costs of biomass supply and...

Sustainability of Biomass Crop Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Woody biomass is renewable only if sustainable production is imposed. How to evaluate the benefit of different biomass crop species on a...

Evolving Biological Engineering

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 8, 2010 - 7:00pm
In 2010, SBE awarded the James E. Bailey Award, endowed by Cytos Biotechnology, to Dr. Harvey Blanch of the University of California - Berkeley, for...

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...

Systems Metabolic Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 22, 2010
As our concerns on global warming and other environmental problems are increasing, there has been much interest in developing sustainable system for...

Industrial Systems Biology

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2009
Cell factories are used extensively to produce many specific molecules used as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, fuels, materials and food ingredients...
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