January 20, 2015 CE – Biomass

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Utilizing Biomass for Bio-fuels and Chemicals: Opportunities and Challenges

Speaker: Dr. Justinus Satrio
Villanova University
Chemical Engineering Department

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
5.15pm-5.45pm – Networking & Dinner
5.45pm-6.30pm – Presentation
6.30pm-6.45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

Main Ballroom
Cynwyd Club
332 Trevor Lane
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

$35 Non-members & Guests
$30 (Members)
$10 (Students)

Dinner will be provided with registration.

PDH Credit: 1 credit

Abstract of Talk:
Biomass is the only renewable source of organic carbon currently on earth that, when utilized efficiently and optimally, can significantly reduce our present reliance on fossil fuels. Biomass, particularly lignocellulosic biomass, is abundant, inexpensive, and does not compete with the production of food crops. However, the complex nature of biomass and many ill-defined issues related to biomass utilization pose a substantial challenge to the large-scale biomass utilization. While it is technologically feasible to utilize lignocellulosic materials and organic wastes into energy, chemicals and fuels, the costs associated with it need to be lowered and new technologies must be developed at a commercial scale. It also must be demonstrated that a commercial scale biomass utilization process is environmentally sound and sustainable. This presentation will focus on process engineering and sustainability/environmental aspects, including research opportunities/challenges, in developing a fast-pyrolysis-based biorefinery for utilizing biomass to produce value added bio-based products.
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Please register no later than Monday January 19 at 5:00 PM.

Please contact Laura-Ann Chin (Mobile: 520-275-4152 or Laura-Ann.Chin@jacobs.com) should you have any further questions.

Webex option will be offered. Please email Laura-Ann.Chin@jacobs.com for call in information. Webex rate $15 for nonmembers/members.