Biomass Conversion (IV)

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Columbus Ballroom (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Levi T. Thompson
Brent H. Shanks and Michael S. Wong
8:00 AM
Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose: Opportunities and Challenges
Stijn Van de Vyver, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Jan Geboers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Li Peng, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Wouter Schutyser, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Michiel Dusselier, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Filip de Clippel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Pierre A. Jacobs, Catholic University of Leuven; Bert F. Sels, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
8:20 AM
Cellulose Deconstruction in Ionic Liquids: Understanding Factors Influencing Hydrolysis, Dehydration and Humin Formation
Sean J. Dee, University of California Berkeley; Alexis T. Bell, University of California, Berkeley
8:40 AM
Catalytic Depolymerization and Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin
Johannes Lercher, Technical University-Munich; Chen Zhao, Technical University-Munich; Virginia Roberts, Technical University-Munich; Baoxiang Peng, Technical University-Munich
9:00 AM
The role of catalyst's micro/mesoporosity and acidity in the upgrading of lignocellulosic biomass flash pyrolysis vapours
Stylianos Stefanidis, Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH); Eleni F. Iliopoulou, Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH); Kostas Kalogiannis, Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH); Angelos A. Lappas, Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH); Kostas S. Triantafyllidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
9:20 AM
Effects of Biomass Inorganics on Rhodium Catalysts for Catalytic Gasification
Reetam Chakrabarti, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Lanny D. Schmidt, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
9:40 AM
10:20 AM
Batch Depolymerization and Hydrogenation of Switchgrass Lignin via Formic Acid and Pt/C
Weiyin Xu, Georgia Institute of Technology; Stephen J. Miller, Chevron Research and Technology Company; Pradeep K. Agrawal, Georgia Institute of Technology; Christopher W. Jones, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:40 AM
Catalytic Upgrading of Lignin-Derived Compounds: Reaction Network and Evidence of Oxygen Removal
Tarit Nimmanwudipong, University of California; Ron C. Runnebaum, University of California; David E. Block, University of California; Bruce C. Gates, University of California-Davis
11:00 AM
Bifunctional Materials for the Catalytic Hydrogenation of Cellulose
Nelson Cardona-Martínez, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez; Damian Reyes-Luyanda, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez; Ronald Carrasquillo-Flores, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez; Josseant Flores-Cruz, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez; Pedro J. Morales-Pérez, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez; Luis G. Encarnación-Gómez, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez; Carmen P. Márquez-Miranda, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
11:20 AM
Surface properties of (Mg,Fe)2SiO4-catalysts for indirect gasification of biomass
Hans O.A. Fredriksson, Eindhoven University of Technology; Remco J. Lancee, Eindhoven University of Technology; Peter C. Thune, Eindhoven University of Technology; Hubert J. Veringa, Eindhoven University of Technology; J.W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet, Eindhoven University of Technology
11:40 AM
Characterization and Evaluation of Fluidizable Ni/La-γ Al2O3 Catalyst for Biomass Gasification
A. S. M. Jahirul I. Mazumder, The University of Western Ontario; David Carrillo, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas; Enrique Salaices, The University of Western Ontario; Hugo I. de Lasa, The University of Western Ontario