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)
Description:
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.

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

Chair:
Bin Yang
Email: binyang@tricity.wsu.edu

Co-chairs:
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