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Bioenergy Presentations

Renewable Resources at the Water-Food-Energy Nexus

M. Ladisch, , 


Abstract: There are numerous dimensions that will define solutions to sustainably addressing basic needs of a growing global population: water, food, and energy. The challenges presented by climate change and population growth coincide with the emergence of science and technology that will help to provide solutions by enhancing the production of food and providing sources of energy that are both renewable and carbon efficient. In this context, the study of renewable resources - solar, wind, water, and biomass - becomes a critical element of transitioning current practices to a sustainable global economy that benefits people living in diverse geographical areas. In particular, the development of agricultural and bio-manufacturing biotechnologies will help to address needs for food and fuels by providing more efficient ways of growing crops, improving post-harvest technology and food security, and enabling bioprocess engineering that transforms non-edible components from agricultural production into value-added biofuels and bio-products with reduced carbon footprints. This presentation will give an overview of how renewable resources, when grown and processed in a sustainable manner, might provide these and other benefits. This keynote address will also attempt to make connections between how fundamental advances in the science, engineering, and technology, when coupled to successful translation of discoveries to tangible products, could begin to enable evolutionary changes in how we produce or use water, food and energy. The important role of higher education in providing interdisciplinary experiences in solving problems based on team-work of technical subject matter experts will also be illustrated. Examples will be taken from advances in plant genotyping and phenotyping, mechanisms of biocatalytic plant cell wall deconstruction, and application of engineering for translating advances to scalable solutions for a world with 9 billion people in it.

Research Area: Bioenergy

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Water, Food and Energy Nexus

M. Ladisch, , 


Abstract: There are numerous dimensions that will define solutions to sustainably addressing basic needs of a growing global population: water, food, and energy. The challenges presented by climate change and population growth coincide with the emergence of science and technology that will help to provide solutions by enhancing the production of food and providing sources of energy that are both renewable and carbon efficient. In this context, the study of renewable resources solar, wind, water, and biomass becomes a critical element of transitioning current practices to a sustainable global economy that benefits people living in diverse geographical areas. In particular, the development of agricultural and bio-manufacturing biotechnologies will help to address needs for food and fuels by providing more efficient ways of growing crops, improving post-harvest technology and food security, and enabling bioprocess engineering that transforms non-edible components from agricultural production into value-added biofuels and bio-products with reduced carbon footprints. This presentation will give an overview of how renewable resources, when grown and processed in a sustainable manner, might provide these and other benefits. This keynote address will also attempt to make connections between how fundamental advances in the science, engineering, and technology, when coupled to successful translation of discoveries to tangible products, could begin to enable evolutionary changes in how we produce or use water, food and energy. The important role of higher education in providing interdisciplinary experiences in solving problems based on team-work of technical subject matter experts will also be illustrated. Examples will be taken from advances in plant genotyping and phenotyping, mechanisms of biocatalytic plant cell wall deconstruction, and application of engineering for translating advances to scalable solutions for a world with 9 billion people in it.

Research Area: Bioenergy

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Cellulosic Ethanol: Beyond Corn and Sugarcane

M. Ladisch and E. Ximenes, BECA, Medellin, Colombia, August 5, 2011


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The Impact of Storage Parameters on Downstream Bioprocessing of Biomass

A. Athmanathan and N. S. Mosier, AIChE 2011, Minneapolis, MN, October 18, 2011


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Comparative Study on Enzymatic Digestibility of Upland and Lowland Switchgrass Varieties Processed by Leading Pretreatment Technologies

Y. Kim, N. S. Mosier, M. R. Ladisch, 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater Beach, FL, April 19-22, 2010


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The Influence of Dry Matter Loss During Biomass Storage on Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions During Ethanol Production from Corn Stover

I. Emery, J. Park, E. M. Sajeev, and N. Mosier, 32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater Beach, FL, April 19-22, 2010


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Research Area: Bioenergy

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Comparative Study on Enzymatic Digestibility of Upland and Lowland Switchgrass Varieties Processed by Leading Pretreatment Technologies

Y. Kim, N. S. Mosier, M. R. Ladisch, 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, Nov. 8-13, 2009


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The Impact of Dry Matter Loss During Biomass Storage on Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Biofuels Production

Isaac Emery and Nathan Mosier, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 , 2009 ESE Symposium, September, 2009


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Apollo Program for Biomass Liquids - What Will It Take?

M. Ladisch, Richard Lugar Energy Summit, August 29, 2006


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Bio-energy at Purdue University

Ladisch, Michael, on behalf of an interdisciplinary research team from the Schools of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, IN- ATAIN Network Event, Alternative Energy Research, Purdue University, Stewart Center, West Lafayette, IN, September 28, 2005


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Bioenergy - Now and Forever

Ladisch, Michael, Seminar for Purdue's Electrical and Computer Engineering Class, ECE694, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, October 6, 2005


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Nanoscale, Enzyme Mimicking Catalysts for Bioprocessing Agricultural Residues

Mosier, N. S., Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 229th ACS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 16, 2005


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