Iowa State University’s Hybrid Processing group of Zhiyou Wen, Laura Jarboe, and Zhanyou Chi are hosting the 2nd Annual Hybrid Processing for Biorenewable Fuels & Chemicals Production Symposium at Reiman Gardens, May 15-16, 2013 in Ames, IA. Wen and Jarboe are Iowa NSF EPSCoR bioenergy researchers. This workshop is supported by Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute, Office of Biotechnology, Plant Sciences Institute, and the Iowa Energy Center.
Hybrid Processing is a combination of thermochemical biomass deconstruction and biological utilization of the resulting sugars, organic acids and syngas. ISU currently has a well-established program on thermochemical processing, therefore, our hybrid program’s focus is on the biological side, i.e. syngas fermentation and bio-oil fermentation. The goal of the workshop is to develop collaborations in this research area.
Please register for this 2-day workshop featuring speakers from Iowa State University, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Washington State University, and Kiverdi. Researchers, graduate students and industrial representatives are all encouraged to attend; poster presentations are also encouraged.
See symposium Web site to register and for more details.