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    2013 WISER/Galvin Lecture Series

    IIT WISER/ChBE Department Joint Seminar

    Wednesday, October 16 | 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
    Perlstein Hall - Smith Olson Auditorium
    10 W. 33rd Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60616

    "Are Biofuels a 'Fuel's Paradise'?"


    Jonathan D. Trent, Ph.D.
    OMEGA Project Scientist
    Bioengineering Branch, NASA Ames Research Center and
    Adjunct Professor, University of California - Santa Cruz

    IIT Co-hosts

    Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Abstract

    With the limits and liabilities of fossil oil becoming increasingly apparent, the need for a sustainable and environmentally sensitive alternative for liquid fuel is a global imperative. Biofuels are viewed as the alternative of choce, but what feedstocks are suitable, do they scale, and can biofuels be produced without competing with agriculture for water, fertilizer, or land? Pathways to biofuels from cellulose and algae will be presented.

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