Providing Energy to a Growing World: Bio-Gasoline and High-Efficiency Engines

Originally delivered Jun 9, 2011
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Dr. Holtzapple describes the challenges of providing energy to a growing world. To address energy needs, he shows how the MixAlco process converts waste biomass into bio-gasoline. Further, he explains how to reduce the need for gasoline by using a high-efficiency StarRotor engine.


Mark Holtzapple

In 1978, Mark Holtzapple received his BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University. In 1981, he received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. After obtaining his degrees, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army and worked to develop a portable air conditioning system that soldiers could wear to prevent heat stress while wearing chemical protective clothing. In 1986, he became a professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University. His research interests include fuels and chemicals from biomass, feed and food processing, water desalination,...Read more

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