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Seminar Series on Bioenergy Topics - ACES 501

Spring 2016 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.


25th “Introduction” & “Trends in Bioenergy”
Hans Blaschek, Director, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL), University of Illinois


1st - “Land use change¬† and land use emissions assessments from biofuel and bioenergy feedstock production processes”
Steffen Mueller, Principal Economist, University of Illinois at Chicago

8th - “ADM Sustainable Bionergy Modeling Center: Biobased Chemicals & Process Engineering,”
Gustavo Dassori,  Conceptual and Reactor Engineering Manage, Archer Daniels Midland

15th - “Enogen Corn Enzyme Technology and a Process for Corn Kernel Fiber Conversion to Ethanol”
Robert Randle, Technical Service Lead, Enogen Syngenta

22nd - “iBIO in Illinois: An Overview”
John Conrad, Corporate Secretary & Vice President, Operations, iBIO

29th - “Stochastic Techno-economic Evaluation of Cellulosic Biofuel Pathways”
Xin Zhao, Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University


7th - Managing Carbon Emissions”
Sallie Greenberg, Illinois State Geological Survey, University of Illinois

14th - “The Iowa Energy Center: Seeding Success in Iowa”
Mark Petri, Director, Iowa Energy Center, Iowa State University

21st Spring Break

28th - “Biorefineries -- Food, Fuel and Biobased Products”
Joseph Rich, Research Leader, Renewable Products Technology
US Department of Agriculture


4th - “Current State of the Corn Ethanol Industry”
Rodney Weinzierl, Director, Illinois Corn Marketing Board and Illinois Corn Growers Association

11th - “Evaluating the Energy and Environmental Benefits of Biofuels and Bioproducts with Life Cycle Analysis”
Jennifer Dunn, Principal Environmental Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory

18th - “TBA”
Molly Lunn, Deputy Director, Office of Energy & Recycling, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

25th “Systems-level Modeling of Clostridial Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol Fermentation”
Ting Lu, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Illinois


2nd - “Sweet Biodiesel: Toward a high-yielding, chilling tolerant bioenergy oil-cane”
Stephen Long, Gutgsell Endowed Professor, Departments of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences, University of Illinois


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