Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 106-B (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Bioengineering (15c)

#14 - Biobased Fuels and Chemicals I (15C08)
Biofuels and biochemicals are produced from vastly abundant and renewable biomass for societal use. Biofuels and biochemicals relieve the society's dependence on the limited fossil deposits. They also help mitigate global warming effects by inserting the carbon source in the middle of the otherwise a short recirculation loop: from atmosphere (Carbon dioxide to Biomass to Carbon Dioxide ...) on a short cycle. This session focuses on manufacturing biofuels and biochemicals from biomass through biological pathways.
Chair:Haluk Beyenal
Cochairs:Ramon Gonzalez
Shijie Liu
CoSponsor(s):Topical 4: Sustainable Biorefineries (T4)
8:30 AMBiobutanol Production Via Fermentation of Hot-Water Wood Extract Sugars
Shijie Liu, Lawrence Fitzgerald, Gary Steeves, Adam Smith, Shiuli Mahmud, Alan Shupe, Som Smukher
8:55 AMEngineering Escherichia Coli for Improved Ethanol and Butanol Tolerance for Biofuel Production
Adam Smith, Manas Medisetty, Wen-Hsuan Huang, Joseph Priola, Dacheng Ren
9:20 AMIntegrating Systems and Synthetic Biology to Optimize Biofuel Pathways In Microorganisms
Brian F. Pfleger, Wes D. Marner II, Sydnor T. Withers, Robert Landick
9:45 AMDynamic Modeling of Transesterification In a Simulated Moving Bed Chromatographic Reactor for Biodiesel Production
Mian Xu, Jhuma Sadhukhan, Karen Wilson
10:10 AMHigh Throughput Approach for Identifying Pentose Fermenting Microbes In the Environment
Valerie Lieu, Sharon L. Doty, Daniel T. Schwartz
10:35 AMEngineering a Fungal L-Arabinose Pathway towards the Utilization of Pentose Sugars for Production of Xylitol and Ethanol
Ryan P. Sullivan, Nikhil U. Nair, Huimin Zhao

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