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2007 NIChE workshop - Bio-Based Feedstocks

June 11-13, 2007, Argonne Guest House, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL 60439

Conference program

  • Monday June11
    • Afternoon session – Biobased Based Feedstocks for the Chemical Industry
      • 1:30 - 2:00 Seth Snyder – Overview of Biobased Feedstocks
      • 2:00 - 3:00 Dr. Michael Cockrem – Kiwichem International – Opportunities in Biobased Feedstocks
      • 3:15 - 4:15 Professor Thomas Amidon – SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry– Direct Biomass Utilization
      • 4:30 – 5:30 Richard Marinangeli – UOP – Opportunities for Renewable Feedstocks in Refineries
  • Tuesday June 12
    • Morning session – Fermentation
      • 8:30 - 9:30 Professor J. Greg Zeikus – Michigan State University – Bacterial Fermentations for Biobased Industrial Products Manufacture
      • 9:45 - 10:45 Dr. Jon Magnuson – Pacific Northwest Laboratory – Fungal Fermentations
      • 11:00 – 12:00 Dr. Steve Stoddard – Archer Daniel Midland –Industrial Fermentations
    • Afernoon  session - Chemical Processing
      • 1:00 – 2:00 Dr. Rich Bain – National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Biomass Gasification
      • 2:15: - 3:15 Dr. Anja Oasmaa – VTT Technical Research Center of Finland – Pyrolysis
      • 3:30 – 4:30 Dr. Foster Agblevor  - Virginia Tech  - Bioethanol Production: A Solution to Waste Disposal in the Cotton Ginning Industry
  • Wednesday June 13
    • Morning  session –Integration and Impact
      • 8:30-9:30 Professor Richard Wool – University of Delaware – Polymerization
      • 9:45-10:45 Professor Munir Cheryan – Separations for the BioBased Era
      • 11:00-12:00 Dr. Michael Wang - Argonne – Life Cycle Analysis