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From Wet Algae to Liquid Fuels

Originally delivered Mar 20, 2013
Source: AIChE
  • Type:
    Archived Webinar
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Duration:
    1 hour
  • PDHs:
    1.00

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The presentation provides some general background on biofuels and on the use of algae as a biomass source for making liquid fuels. The presentation focuses on R&D efforts related to processing algae in its wet state, which eliminates an energy intensive drying step.  Viewers will get an appreciation for some of the technical issues involved with algal biofuels, and they will get an overview of the R&D landscape as it relates to processing wet algal biomass.

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Phillip Savage

Phillip E. Savage has served as the Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at Penn State and the Walter L. Robb Family Chair since 2014. Phil is also Editor-in-Chief of I&EC Research. Phil earned his PhD from the University of Delaware and then joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1986, where he is now Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus. He has published over 235 research articles in archival journals and given over 100 invited lectures at other universities and international symposia. He holds three U.S. patents, two of which have been licensed and put into...Read more

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