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Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)

SBE is a global technological community that promotes the integration of engineering with biology and realize its benefits through bioprocessing, biomedical, and biomolecular applications. SBE provides opportunities for interaction of engineers and scientists, develops products and services bring value to the broad biological engineering community, and infuses awareness of biological engineering among all functions and activities of AIChE.

Forest Bioproducts Division (FBP)

The Forest Bioproducts Division promotes knowledge sharing and networking on topics dealing with products obtained from forest resources and other lignocellulosic materials.

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...

QbD for Generic MR Drug Products

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
The Office of Generic Drugs ensures the therapeutic equivalence and quality of generic drug products. This is based principally upon a regulatory...

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...

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...

Reducing Process Complexity for Cellulosic Ethanol

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Much of the process complexity and high capital costs associate with cellulosic ethanol (dilute acid hydrolysis as a pretreatment and enzymatic...

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...

CMC Reviewer Expectations for ANDAs Using QbD Approaches

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
There has been an increase in science and risk-based approaches under the Quality by Design paradigm in new drug submissions to the FDA. There are...

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...

Energy Optimization of Hydrogen Production From Biomass

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Energy optimization of Hydrogen production from biomass Mariano Martín a,b , Ignacio E. Grossmann b [1] mariano.m3@usal.es ; grossmann@cmu.edu a...

QUALITY by Design (QBD), Biopharmaceutical Manufacture

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
In the biopharmaceutical industry, consistently manufacturing a safe and high quality protein drug substance can be challenging. Recently, a...

Pyrolysis Vapors Upgrading Using Metal Oxides

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Pyrolysis Vapors Upgrading using Metal Oxides Ayman M. Karim 1 , Donghai Mei 1 , Vanessa Lebarbier 1 , Changjun Liu 1,2 and Yong Wang 1,2 1 Pacific...

Building a Better Biofuel Production Platform

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
Building a Better Biofuel Production Platform: Engineering metabolic control techniques to control the photosynthetic cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp...

A QbD Approach to Improve Tablet Coating Uniformity

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 8:00pm
A combination of analytical and statistical methods is used to improve a tablet coating process guided by quality by design principles. A solid...

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...
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