Clean Technology 2008
BioEnergy, BioFuels & BioMass

BioEnergy, BioFuels & BioMass

Symposium Chair: W. Todd French, Mississippi State University

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech
10:30 Bio Energy: Bio Fuel Sources
1:40 Bio Energy: Cases, Economics & Policy - 1
4:00 Bio Energy: Novel Processes
5:00 Swiss Reception: Swissnanotech pavilion on Monday, June 2nd, 5:00-6:30pm
5:30 Renewable Energy Business Network - Reception

Tuesday June 3

8:30 Keynotes: Clean Technology
10:30 Bio Energy: Advancing Sustainable Biofuel Production and Application
1:30 Bio Energy: Biorenewable Feedstocks

Wednesday June 4

4:30 Bio Energy: Algae for Energy
 Bio Energy

Thursday June 5


Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & CleantechExhibit Hall D
8:30 Welcome
P. Glaza, Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, US
8:40 TBA
J. Inslee, U.S. Congress, 1st Congressional District Washington, US
9:20 It’s a Nano World
R.O. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
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10:30 Bio Energy: Bio Fuel SourcesRoom 310
 Session chair: Jay Kipper, Bureau of Economic Geology, UT Austin, US
10:30 Changing Roles: Cultivating Perennial Weeds vs. Conventional Crops for Bio-energy Production. The Case of Cynara cardunculus
N.G. Danalatos, University of Thessaly, GR
10:50 Direct Injection of Flue Gas into Coal Seams for Carbon Storage and Methane Production
S. Jewell, Composite Energy Ltd, UK
11:10 Clean Waste Tech: Anaerobic Composting in Bioreactor Landfills
D. Augenstein, J. Benemann and R. Yazdani, IEM, Inc., US
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1:40 Bio Energy: Cases, Economics & Policy - 1Room 308
 Session chair: Mike Nasi, Jackson Walker, US
1:40 Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Hydrocarbons
R.D. Cortright, Virent Energy Systems, US
2:00 Cellulosic Ethanol: Ready for Prime Time?
J. Huttner, Genencor International, US
2:20 Analysis of the US Fuel Ethanol Industry and Market Expectations
A. Wiselogel, J. Kistner, K. Althoff, BBI International, US
2:40 Nanotechnology and the Brazilian Bioethanol Program
C. Silva, Sandy Bay Consulting Ltd, BR
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4:00 Bio Energy: Novel ProcessesRoom 308
 Session chair: Ron Pate, Sandia National Labs, US
4:00 Nano-docking stations for synfuels catalysts on carbon nanotubes
U.M. Graham, R.A. Khatri, N.J. Coville, A. Dozier, B.H. Davis, University of Kentucky, US
4:20 Complete Microbiological Fuel Cell: A Photosynthetic Cathode Coupled to a Fermentative Anode
E.E. Powell, J.C. Bolster, G.A. Hill, R.W. Evitts, University of Saskatchewan, CA
4:40 Catalytic Cracking Reaction Pathway for Unsaturated Acylglycerides on a Benchmark Catalyst and Commercial Catalysts
T.J. Benson, R. Hernandez, W.T. French, E.E. Alley, W.E. Holmes, Mississippi State University, US
5:00 Bio Mass for CO2 Neutral Steel Production
T. Gerdes, M. Willert-Porada, University of Bayreuth, DE
5:20 Novel Membrane Technology for Green Ethylene Production
U. Balachandran, T.H. Lee, S.E. Dorris, C.G. Scouten, C.L. Marshall, Argonne National Laboratory, US
5:00 Swiss Reception and Presentation: NASA's Phoenix probe landing on Mars with Nanosurf AFM.
D. Ziltener, Swissnanotech Pavillion: Booth No. 911, CH
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5:00 Swiss Reception: Swissnanotech pavilion on Monday, June 2nd, 5:00-6:30pmExhibit Hall C
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5:30 Renewable Energy Business Network - ReceptionRoom 304

Tuesday June 3

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8:30 Keynotes: Clean TechnologyRoom 304
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:30 Cleantech - Welcome to Massachusetts
I. Bowles, Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts, US
8:40 Future Mobility and Hydrogen
D. Macleod, Shell Hydrogen, US
9:10 Smarter Solutions for Greener Planet
S. Nunes, IBM Big Green Innovations, US
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10:30 Bio Energy: Advancing Sustainable Biofuel Production and ApplicationRoom 311
 Session chair: Ron Pate, Sandia National Labs, US
- P. Bell, Renewable Fuel Products, Inc., US
- R. Putt, Auburn University, US
- B. Raemy, Carbon Capture Corporation, US
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1:30 Bio Energy: Biorenewable FeedstocksRoom 311
 Session chair: Todd French, Mississippi State University
- A. Wiselogel, BBI Inernational, CITIES, US
- C. Tucker, ConocoPhillips, US
- R. Hernandez, Mississippi State, US
- S.C. Gutierrez, EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory, US

Wednesday June 4

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4:30 Bio Energy: Algae for EnergyRoom 309
 Session chair: Tom Byrne, Byrne & Company, US
- J. Pierce, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, US
- J. Benemann, Benemann Associates, US
- J. Sheehan, LiveFuels, US
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Bio EnergyRoom 302
- Emerging Biochemicals Market
Y.-S. Liu, S.R. Saraf, UL Lafayette, US
- Hydrogenase in the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002: Transcriptional Regulation and Overexpression
Y. Xu, D.A. Bryant, Penn State University, US
- High Quality Biodiesel from Spent Coffee Grounds
M. Misra, N. Kondamudi, S.K. Mohapatra, S.E. John, University of Nevada Reno, US
- Maximizing Small Reactor Productivity
T.R.G. Hill, K. Craig, P.M. Ward, Promethean Biofuels, US
- Impact of Government Biotechnology Regulations on Biofuel Development
D.J. Glass, D. Glass Associates, Inc., US
- Biofuels Production and Trade under the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
A. Lee, B. Sastri and T. Alfstad, U.S. Department of Energy, US
- Clean Combustion of Liquid Biofuels in Gas Turbines for Renewable Power Generation
M.S. Klassen, M.J. Ramotowski, L.D. Eskin and R.J. Roby, LPP Combustion, LLC, US
- Development of an Ammonia Catalytic Electrolyzer for Recovery of Ammonia as a Hydrogen Feed Stock from Domestic Animal Waste
B.F. Schafer, G. Botte, American Hydrogen Corporation, US
- The Cleanest Biomass Fuel in the World
A. Amen, NewEarth Renewable Energy Inc., US
- The Status and Future of Methane Destruction Projects in Mexico
E. Lokey, University of Colorado, US
- Novel Alcohol Based Diesel Fuels
N. Schulz, JGS Research Co, US
- Improvements in biological hydrogen production by microbial fermentations
P.C. Hallenbeck, G. Sabourin-Provost, Université de Montréal, CA
- Refuse Derived Fuel as alternate source of energy in developing countries
A.B. Farouque, S. Butt, Waste Busters, PK
- Integrated System Approach to Bio-fuels; Bio-refineries; Renewable Resources and Sustainable Development
S. Elnashaie, I. Abu-Mahfouz, R. Ciocci, Penn State University at Harrisburg, US
- Biogas based power generation from fruit and vegetable waste through bi-phasic digestion
- Literature review of biomass energy systems-current and future uses
A.K. Sleiti, University of Central Florida, US
- Electrification of Tribal Village with Biogas Based Power Generation System
K.S Jothi, V.R. Eswaran, Non-Conventional Energy And Rural Development (NERD) Society, IN
- Trashification: Waste Fed Fuels Synthesis
D. Waters, Eltron Research and Development, US
- Biofuels: Boom or Bust?
J. Johnson, E. Palmacci, Nerac, Inc., US
- Effect of Phytochemicals on Livestock Health and Emission of Greenhouse Gases
A.K. Pattanaik, MJ. Saxena, D. Rai, Ayurvet Research Foundation, IN
- Novel CO2 Biomass Pretreatment for Cellulosic Ethanol
T.P. Castor, Aosic BioEnergy, US
- Production of Pure Hydrogen from a source of Waste and Steam
S. Pati, M. Wool, L. Drucker, S. Booth, S. Gopalan, U.B. Pal, BOSTON University, US
- Supporting biofuel distribution through F.A.ST. ™ on-demand, variable ratio blending with a review of climate controlled storing and dispensing of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
O. Baer, D. Shaw, Clean Emission Fluids, Inc., US


BioEnergy, including biofuels and biomass discoveries and their integration into global markets are poised to make a drastic impact on society through influences on agricultural, oil & gas, water, transportation, and numerous additional sectors. Following on the large bioenergy component of the recent U.S. energy bill, this symposium explores all aspects of biofuel research, production, integration and application, welcoming submissions on the following topics for review. We welcome you to the BioEnergy Symposium at the CSI Conference Series and look forward to your submission.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Bioenergy - general
  • Novel Sources
  • Novel Processes
  • Bioalcohols
  • Biodiesel
  • Green Diesel/Renewable Diesel
  • Microbial & Single Cell Oils
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Biogas
  • Solid Biofuels
  • Biohydrogen
  • Biomass to liquid
  • Bioprocesses
  • Biorefineries
  • Bioenergy Economics
  • Bioenergy Policy
  • Bioenergy Environment
  • Biofuel Distribution
  • Other