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Seminar Series on Bioenergy Topics - ACES 501

Spring 2015 Schedule (poster-pdf)

Seminars held 4-4:50 p.m. in the Monsanto Room, ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. All are open to the public.

January 26
“Introduction” & “Trends in Bioenergy”

Hans Blaschek, Director, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL), University of Illinois
Eric Anderson, Visiting Teaching Associate for IBRL, University of Illinois

February 2
“Experiences with Miscanthus Production”

Eric Rund, Rund Farms - International AGtivities (PDF)
John Caveny, Caveny Farm(PDF)

February 9
“Technology Enablement at Tate & Lyle: From Lab to Commercial”

Christopher Guske, Director, Fermentation Technology, Global Operations, Tate & Lyle (PDF)

February 16
“Greasy Grasses – an ARPA-E Project”

Steve Moose, Professor, Crop Sciences               
Vijay Singh, Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois (PDF)

February 23
“Making Sense of the RFS, RINs, and the Blend Wall”

Scott Irwin, Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois (PDF)

March 2
“Residue Removal, Tillage and N Fertilization Effects on Continuous Corn”

Emerson Nafziger, Professor, Crop Sciences, University of Illinois (PDF)

March 9               
“Feeding Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles to Beef Cattle”

Larry Berger, Marvel L. Baker Department Head, Professor, Ruminant Nutrition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (PDF)

March 16            
“Biofuels: Impact on Engine Health and Performance”

Al Hansen, Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois (PDF)

March 23 Spring Break

March 30            
“The Role of Water in Bioenergy Systems”

Seth Snyder, Water Initiative Leader, Argonne National Laboratory

April 6  
“Modeling Energy and Greenhouse Gas Balances of Biofuels – GREET 2014”

Michael Wang, Senior Scientist - Energy Systems, Argonne National Laboratory (PDF)

April 13

"Energy Biomass on the Highway – A Research Project with the Illinois Department of Transportation

Todd Rusk, Senior Building Energy Specialist, Department of Urban and Regional Planning - Location change: W115 Turner Hall (PDF)

April 20
“Cellulosic Ethanol Production by Abengoa Using Crop Residues and Switchgrass”

Quang Nguyen, Scientist General Manager, Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies (PDF)

April 27
“Developing Trait Technologies for Agricultural Processing and other Downstream Applications”

R. Michael Raab, President, Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Agrivida, Inc.

May 4   
“Producing Biofuels from Waste Gases with LanzaTech”

Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer, LanzaTech (PDF)


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