Seminar Series on Bioenergy Topics - ACES 501
Spring 2014 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.
"Introduction" and "Trends in Bioenergy"
Hans Blaschek, Director of CABER, Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois
Eric Anderson, Visiting Teaching Associate for CABER and Ph.D. candidate, University of Illinois
"Sorghum as a bioenergy Feedstock”
Pat Brown, Assistant Professor, Crop Sciences, College of ACES, University of Illinois
"Use of Co-products from the Ethanol Industry in Diets Fed to Pigs"
Hans Stein, Professor of Nutrition, Animal Sciences, College of ACES, University of Illinois
"Photovoltaics, Photocatalysis, Artificial Photosynthesis, and Biofuels: Conversion, Storage, and Life-cycle”
Elif Ertekin, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Science & Engineering, University of Illinois
"Design and Engineering of Microbial Cell Factories for Biofuels Production”
Huimin Zhao, Professor of Chemical and Biomeolecular Engineering, University of Illinois
"An Insider's Look at Illinois' Diversified Biotech Engine"
David Miller, President and CEO, Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO)
“POET-DSM: Start-up of a New Large Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Iowa”
Steve Hartig, General Manager, Licensing, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC
“Considerations in Using Biomass for Heat and Power”
Gary Letterly, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator, University of Illinois Extension / U of I - Dudley Smith Initiatives Project Co-PI / Energy Education Association - Board of Directors
March 24 - Spring Break
“The Brazilian Experience with Biofuels: Past, Present and Future”
Peter Goldsmith, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, College of ACES, University of Illinois
“Past, Present and Future Role of Corn in the Biofuel Industry”
Rod Harris, Business Development Manager, Ethanol Group, The Andersons Inc.
“Food and Sustainable Biofuels: Thinking Clearly about the Issues”
Bruce Dale, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University
*Location Change: 150 Animal Sciences Laboratory
“Clean Energy Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Midwest"
Jason Zielke, CTO & SVP, Clean Energy Trust
"Tropical Maize – A Flexible and Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Adapted for the Midwest"
Laura Gentry, Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Crop Sciences, College of ACES, University of Illinois
"Progress and Status of Advanced Biofuels: Drop-ins, Fuel Additives and Bio-based Chemicals"
Bob Randle, Vice President Business Development, xF Technologies