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  1. Maureen McCann C3Bio Introduction

    02 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Carl A Huetteman

    Maureen McCann, Project Director and Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, describes the Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, an Energy Frontiers Research Center funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic...

  2. Keynote – How Shall We Choose? Making Useful Comparisons Between Petroleum Alternatives

    08 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Bruce Dale

    The world is beginning a long, and certainly painful, transition between the fossil energy sources, particularly petroleum, that have powered our economic growth over the last couple of centuries, and whatever energy carriers will come next. If we are to make sound choices between our...

  3. Second Generation Biofuels: Economic and Policy Issues

    08 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Wallace E. Tyner

    This presentation will cover the major economic and policy issues confronting second generation biofuels. There are three major sources of uncertainty for potential investors in second generation biofuels: technology, market, and government policy. This presentation will cover these and...

  4. Sustainable Fuel for Aviation

    08 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael B. Lakeman

    The aviation industry is committed to achieving carbon-neutral growth by 2020 and aims to reduce carbon levels by 50% by 2050 relative to 2005. Boeing is supporting these goals by working to advance the development and use of sustainable aviation biofuel. Sustainable aviation biofuel will...

  5. Biofuels as Replacement for Traditional Petroleum Based Fuels

    08 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Edward Lyford-Pike

    Internal Combustion engines are designed to operate on specified fuels which meet a detailed set of criteria. Successful deployment of biofuels in engines will require an integrated approach of engine subsystems with fuel specifications development. This is needed to ensure multiple customer...

  6. Aviation Fuel Research: Bridging the Technological Gap to the End User

    08 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): David Stanley

    Fuels development work continues on several fronts, and demonstration flights using some of the test fuels have emphasized the short term success of these efforts, and have served to promote future research, as well. However, while success may just be around the corner, some critically...

  7. An NSF Perspective on Advanced Biofuels

    10 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): John R. Regalbuto

    Federal funding for biofuels has undergone a sea change in the last three years, from an almost exclusive focus on cellulosic ethanol, to current emphasis on hydrocarbon fuels from lignocelluloses and algae. The motivations for this new green energy paradigm and some of the main routes to...

  8. DOE Energy Frontier Research Center: IACT

    09 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Chris Marshall

    The Institute for Atom-efficient Chemical Transformations (IACT) is a DOE/BES Energy Frontier Research Center. In a partnership among world-class scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Purdue University the focus of IACT is to...

  9. DOE Energy Frontier Research Center: C3Bio

    11 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Maureen C McCann

    The Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) is a DOE-funded Energy Frontier Research Center, which aims to develop transformational technologies to maxim­ize the energy and carbon efficiencies of biofuels production.

  10. Impact of Water and Nitrogen on Biomass Production and Ecosystem Services

    11 Jun 2010 | Presentations | Contributor(s): Jeffrey J. Volenec

    A convergence of agriculture and energy is occurring worldwide that has tremendous implications for food and energy security. Production of biomass for energy will lead to unprecedented changes in land use. At the same time, the public is demanding multiple ecosystem services (yield, air and...