71 Developments in Bio-Petrochemicals

Tuesday, April 12, 2016: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
344AB (Hilton Americas - Houston)

Description:
The session on: Developments in Bio-Petrochemicals will focus on project and technical developments mainly in the bio-processing of petrochemicals and associated derivative bio-chemicals. These include units with bio-based processes and/or traditional processes, but using bio-based feedstocks, including updates in catalysis, thermodynamic characterization, modeling, economics, and other process innovations. Topic areas can include: bio-PX, bio-PET, bio-BDO, bio-butadiene, ethanol, biobutanol and other bio-based oxy alcohols and derivatives. Topics can also include developments in bio-plastics and bio-materials Discussion can also include the integration and coordination of bio-based processing and traditional processing.

Sponsor:
Fuels and Petrochemicals Division
Chair:
Richard Kolodziej Email: Richard.Kolodziej@woodgroup.com
Co-Chair:
Mariefel V. Olarte Email: Mariefel.Olarte@pnnl.gov


8:00 AM
(71a) Biomass Conversion to Isoprene
Dolly Chitta, Robert Price and Mukund Karanjikar


8:30 AM
(71b) Cellulosic Ethanol Production through Chemical Detoxification
Z. Conrad Zhang, Xiumei Liu, Wenjuan Xu, Chao Zhang and Peifang Yan