Wednesday, November 15, 2006: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Continental 2 (Hilton San Francisco)
#332 - Alternative Fuels I (20018)
This session acts as a forum for researchers with novel ideas and discoveries in the field of alternative fuels. Topics of interests include: Alternate Fuels / Chemicals / New materials New process developments for Fuels Manufacture / Synthesis - Recently discovered reaction mechanisms - Innovative approaches of emission-control technologies and by-product utilizations - Novel computational and modeling methods Environmental policy and Barrels to Wheels economics Other related topics
Chair:Wei-Yin Chen
CoChair:Prasanna V. Joshi
8:30 AMEsterification and Transesterification of Acid Oils for Biodiesel Production Using Heterogeneous Catalyst
Jorge Mario Marchetti, Alberto Felipe Errazu
9:00 AMKinetic Characterization for Pretreatment of Timber Varieties and Switchgrass Using Diluted Acid Hydrolysis
Shu Chiang Yat, David R. Shonnard
9:30 AMEvaluation of Tall Oil as a Feedstock for the Production of Biodiesel
David E. Neaves, Rafael Hernandez, Todd French, Mark E. Zappi
10:00 AMin-Situ Transesterification of Soybeans
Jaricus A. Whitlock, Rafael Hernandez, Todd French, Bill B. Elmore, Mark Bricka, Sandun Fernando
10:30 AMAdvances in Base-Catalyzed Transesterification of Soybean Oil Using Nanocrystalline Oxides
Eric J. Doskocil, Samuel Yoder

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