Breakout Track 3 - Hydrocarbon Fuels
Technical breakout tracks offered Biomass 2010 participants the opportunity to attend sessions focused on specific topic areas and engage in dialogue in a smaller group setting. There were four breakout tracks, each with three distinct sessions.
This technical track focused on discussion of advanced biofuels that are infrastructure compatible and offer great potential for the future of renewable fuels. Specifically, it included discussion of thermochemical and biochemical conversion of cellulosic biomass and algal systems into fuels suitable for today and tomorrow's engines.
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Hydrocarbon Fuels I
Near term Opportunities for Biofuels – An exploration of technologies with the potential to reach commercial scale in the coming years, including biofuels via gasification, butanol, and diesel via fermentation.
Jonathan Male, Scientist, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
- Kirk Apt, Chief Research Scientist, Martek
- Dan Burciaga, President & CEO, TRI
- Tyler Ames, Chief Science & Technology Officer, Butamax
- Andras Marton, Ph.D., Project Analyst, Independent Project Analysis, Inc.
Hydrocarbon Fuels II
The Next Wave of Opportunities for Biofuels – A look at technologies with the potential for significant impact in the future market, including methanol-to-gasoline, pyrolysis-to-fuels, and biochemical conversion to hydrocarbons.
John Scahill, Thermochemical Conversion Project Officer, Golden Field Office, U.S. Department of Energy
- Terry Marker, Bioenergy Initiatives Manager, Gas Technology Institute
- John Bøgild Hansen, Senior Scientist, Haldor Topsøe A/S
- Stephen del Cardayre, Vice President of Research and Development, LS9
- Philippe Schild, Programme Officer, Directorate General Research, European Commission
Hydrocarbon Fuels III
Transformational Opportunities for Biofuels – An exploration of potentially transformative technologies including, algal biofuels, and advanced catalyst and pyrolysis technologies.
Joanne Morello, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
- Aristrides Patrinos, President, Synthetic Genomics
- Dr. Thomas Foust, Executive Director of the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Dion Vlachos, Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor, University of Delaware/EFRC
- Foster Agblevor, Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University