Frontiers in Biorefining – Poster Session – 2014

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Posters List

A Photochemical Approach for the Breakdown of Natural Biopolymers
Timothy Monos (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

Alkaline Pretreatment of Corn Stover; Optimal Pretreatment Conditions for the Generation of Lignin Rich Liquors and the Development of New Analytical Methods for the Quantification of Chemical Components within these Liquors
Eric Karp (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Cell Wall Properties Contributing to Improved Alkaline Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis in Diverse Maize (Zea Mays L.) Lines
Muyang Li (Michigan State University)

Characterization of Organosolv Lignin and its Conversion to Carbon Fiber
Omid Hosseinaei (University of Tennessee)

Concentrated Phosphoric Acid for Enhanced Conversion of Cellulose to HMF
Barron Hewetson (Purdue University)

Conversion Quality of Napiergrass Under Different Production Practices
Bill Anderson (ARS-USDA)

Copolymerization of Urushiol Into Phenol-Formaldehyde Resole
Mohammad Tasooji (Virginia Tech)

cycleWood Solutions: Producing Lignin-Based Compostable Plastics
Blair Cox (cycleWood Solutions Inc.)

Effects of Fractionation Time on Thermal and Chemical Properties of Organosolv Lignins
Jingming Tao (University of Tennessee)

Heat-treated Virginia Pine: Biogenic Formaldehyde and Rheology
Guigui Wan (Virginia Tech)

Impacts of Autohydrolysis on Solubility of Biomass in Ionic Liquid
Jing Wang (University of Tennessee)

Kinetic and Mechanism Study of Glucose Conversion Utilizing Different Iron Salts
Yuan Jiang (Purdue University)

Methoxylation of α-Pinene Over Ion-Exchanged Clays
Cezar Catrinescu (Universidade da Madeira, Portugal)

One-Pot Hydrogenolysis of Cellulose and Real Biomass with Ruthenium Containing Catalysts
Jenny Doerfer (Technische Universität Darmstadt)

Optimizing Biological Funneling of Lignin and Carbohydrate-Derived Species: Substrate Depolymerization, Organism Selection, and Co-Product Generation
Davinia Salvachua (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Photoredox Catalysis – A novel Strategy Towards the Catalytic Depolymerization of Lignin
Bryan Matsuura (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

Selective Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin
Ian Klein (Purdue University)

Synthesis of Enantiomerically Pure Lignin Dimer Models for Catalytic Selectivity Studies
Costyl Njiojob (University of Tennessee)

Systematic Biology Based Synthetic Design of Rhocococcus Opacus for Lignin Conversion to Biofuel
Shangxian Xie (Texas A&M)

Towards Understanding the Role of Bark Within the Context of a Biorefinery
Angèle Djioleu (University of Arkansas)

Tuning Lignin and Carbohydrate Characteristics Through Pretreatment Chemistry
Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh (Joint BioEnergy Institute)