288 Efficient Processing of Lignin to Bioproducts and Biofuels

Tuesday, November 15, 2016: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Union Square 21 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
The current vision of biorefineries undervalues lignin’s potential to address the world’s product requirements. Utilizing lignin feedstock for production of high value bio-products along with biofuels offers a significant opportunity to enhance the overall operation efficiency, carbon conversion efficiency, economic viability, and sustainability of biofuels production. This technical session provides a platform for presentation of innovative research results and ideas related to the lignin conversion. The session covers valorization of lignin, depolymerization, and bio/chemical catalytic conversion to specific products.

Innovations of Green Process Engineering for Sustainable Energy and Environment
Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division (20), Sustainable Biorefineries (23B), Biorefinery Technologies for Forest Based Lignocellulosic Biomass (T4A), Alternative Energy & Enabling Technologies (T4E), BioFuels (T4F)

Bin Yang
Email: binyang@tricity.wsu.edu

Art Regauskas
Email: aragausk@utk.edu

Johnway Gao
Email: Johnway.Gao@weyerhaeuser.com

Joshua Yuan
Email: Joshua.Yuan@agnet.tamu.edu

8:55 AM
(288b) Biological Design of Lignin Conversion
Bin Yang, Art Regauskas and Joshua Yuan

9:45 AM
(288d) Enabling Microbial Utilization of Thermally Depolyermized Lignin Monomers
Kirsten Davis, Marjorie Rover, Davinia Salvachua, Gregg T. Beckham, Zhiyou Wen, Ryan Smith, Laura Jarboe and Robert Brown

10:10 AM
(288e) Fractionated Lignin Rheology and Structure
Christopher Higgins, David C. Russ, Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh and R. Eric Berson

10:35 AM
(288f) Selective Conversion of Biomass-Derived Lignin to Cyclic Hydrocarbons
Bin Yang, Melvin Tucker, Hongliang Wang, Hao Ruan and Xiaowen Chen