635 Integrated Thermochemical and Biochemical Processing for Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

Thursday, November 20, 2014: 8:30 AM
International B (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
This session will explore the integration of thermo-chemical and biochemical processes for the conversion of renewable feedstocks into biofuels and/or bulk chemicals. The process integration aims to improve the sustainability of biorefineries by maximizing the utilization of feedstocks to produce final products, minimizing the production of wastes, and/or minimizing the usage of process energy from non-renewable sources. Papers will be favored that emphasize fundamental principles of engineering.

Sustainable Biorefineries
BioFuels (T4F)

Tracy J. Benson
Email: tracy.benson@lamar.edu

Christopher M. Saffron
Email: saffronc@msu.edu

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

8:30 AM

8:52 AM
(635b) Pyrolysis and Electrocatalysis of Biorefinery-Derived Lignin to Make Hydrocarbon Fuels
Christopher M. Saffron, Mahlet Garedew-Ballard and James E. Jackson

9:14 AM
(635c) Distributed Activation Energy Model for Solar-Driven Pyrolysis Kinetics of Untreated Human Feces
Richard Fisher, Tesfayohannes Yacob, Ryan B. Mahoney, Barbara Ward, Karl G. Linden and Alan W. Weimer

9:36 AM
File available
10:20 AM
(635f) Comparison of the Biochemical and Thermochemical Ways for Use of Lignin
Juan C. Carvajal, Alvaro Gómez and Carlos A. Cardona

10:42 AM
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