May 15-16, 2013
Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, AMES, IOWA
Iowa State University’s Hybrid Processing group is hosting the second annual Hybrid Processing for Biorenewable Fuels & Chemicals Production Symposium at Reiman Gardens, May 15-16 in Ames, Iowa. This workshop is supported by Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute, Office of Biotechnology, Plant Sciences Institute and the Iowa Energy Center.
Hybrid processing is a combination of thermochemical biomass deconstruction and biological utilization of the resulting sugars, organic acids and syngas. Iowa State currently has a well-established program on thermochemical processing; therefore, the hybrid program’s focus is on the biological side, i.e. syngas fermentation and bio-oil fermentation. The goal of the symposium is to develop collaborations in this research area.
The two-day workshop will feature speakers from Iowa State, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Washington State University and Kiverdi. Researchers, graduate students and industrial representatives are all encouraged to attend and poster presentations are also encouraged.