Thursday, November 20, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 202-A (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Topical 4: Sustainable Biorefineries (T4)

#617 - Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass and Interactions with Other Processing Steps I (T4004)
Explore progress in developing and understanding technologies to prepare solid cellulosic biomass for conversion by enzymatic hydrolysis using a variety of process configurations. Included will be updates from investigators in the Biomass Refining Consortium for Applied Fundamentals and Innovation (CAFI).
Chair:Richard T. Elander
CoChair:Tae Hyun Kim
CoSponsor(s):Forest and Plant Bioproducts Division (17)
Sustainable Engineering Forum (23)
8:30 AMProcess Modeling Results of Various Leading Pretreatment Technologies for Corn Stover and Hybrid Poplar
Tim Eggeman, Richard Elander
8:55 AMShort-Term Lime Pretreatment: Woody Vs Herbaceous Biomass
Rocio Sierra, Mark Holtzapple
9:20 AMPretreatment of Switch Grass by Aqueous Ammonia
Y. Y. Lee, V. Ramesh Pallapolu, Urvi D. Kothari
9:45 AMEffect of Upland Vs. Lowland Variety on Sugar Yields Following Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX) Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Shawnee and Alamo Switchgrass
Rebecca J. Garlock, Venkatesh Balan, Bruce E. Dale
10:10 AMEffect of Liquid Hot Water Pretreatment on Switchgrass Hydrolysis
Youngmi Kim, Nathan S. Mosier, Michael R. Ladisch
10:35 AMSugar Yields from Switchgrass for the Coupled Operations of Dilute Acid and Sulfur Dioxide Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis
Jian Shi, Mirvat Ebrik, Bin Yang, Charles Wyman

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