Biorefinery - Biochemical Conversion and Biomass Recalcitrance

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM
150 C Room (Salt Palace Convention Center)

Description:
This session will focus on technology and processes to reduce the recalcitrance of cellulose in forest based biomass. Novel technologies involve the application of electron beams, other high energy ionizing radiation, ionic liquid solvents and biochemical catalysts.


Sponsor:
Forest and Plant Bioproducts Division
Co-Sponsor(s):
Sustainability (09g), Sustainable Engineering Forum (23), Sustainable Biorefineries (23B), Sustainable Energy (23C)


Chair:
Shijie Liu
Email: sliu@esf.edu

Co-Chair:
Tracy Benson
Email: tracy.benson@lamar.edu

- indicates paper has an Extended Abstract file available on CD.






9:45 AM
(387d) Ionic Liquid Solvent Properties as Predictors of Lignocellulose Pretreatment Efficacy
Thomas V. Doherty, J. Mauricio Mora-Pale, Sage E. Foley and Jonathan S. Dordick

File available
10:10 AM
(387e) Enzymatic Bioprocessing of Biomass in NMMO and Ionic Liquids
John Collier, Submanian Ramakrishnan, Samuel C. Grant, Rilwan Oyetunji, Brett Robbins, Gary Brodeur, Kimberly Badal, Daniel Morales and Elizabeth Yau


10:35 AM
(387f) Comparative Molecular Dynamics Study of Cellulose I-Beta and III(I) Allomorphs
Giovanni Bellesia, Shishir Chundawat, Paul Langan and Sandrasegaram Gnanakaran
See more of this Group/Topical: Forest and Plant Bioproducts Division