16 July 2014

Opportunities in Fuels and Chemicals from Syngas and Methane Fermentation

Organised by:

SCI's Science and Enterprise group, SCI'S BioResources Group and Bio Base NWE. Co-badged by SCI's Biotechnology Group and SCI's Process Engineering Group

Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, London, UK

Registration Closed

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The main theme of the conference will be gasification of biomass and wastes to produce synthesis gas (syngas), and conversion of syngas and methane from a variety of sources into liquid fuels and chemicals. This conference will explore the technologies being developed and their commercial potential.

Because C1 fermentation operates at essentially ambient temperatures and pressures, the capital intensity of the process is much less than for conventional gas-to-liquids processes. This enables small-scale and modular systems which are economically feasible for the conversion of the relatively small volumes of biomass and waste, or methane which are available in many geographical locations.
The event is intended to broker links between science and industry, specifically between technology providers, the KTNs, and the bio-based fuels and chemicals, with a target audience of biochemists and biochemical engineers, business and commercial managers, policy managers, academics in the field (re market development), R&D managers, marketing and business development managers, technical and operations managers, and investment decision makers.

Day 1

Registration and refreshments
Steve Martin, Biosyntha
Bio Base NWE
Lieve Hoflack, Bio Base NEW
The SYNPOL project
Auxiliadora Prieto, Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas
Syngas production from MSW and food waste
Richard Taylor, Advanced Plasma Power
Biomass gasification
Philip Beaty, Nexterra
Refreshment break
C1NET: Chemicals from C1 gas
Nigel Minton and David Fell
Gas feedstock quality / gas cleanup
Jim Abbott, Johnson Matthey
Reactor design
Mark Worden, Michigan State University / MBI
BioGTL Platform for the Conversion of Natural Gas to Fuels and Chemicals
Josh Silverman, Calysta Energy
Engineering carboxydotrophic microorganisms to produce high value chemicals
Steve Martin, Biosyntha
Transforming carbon rich waste gases into fuels and chemicals
Sean Simpson, LanzaTech
Clostridial gene technologies for the production of chemical commodities from renewable resources
Nigel Minton, Nottingham University
Panel Q & A and poster prize presentation
Close and refreshments
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Venue and Contact

Institute of Materials

GB£65 . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member/ NNFCC Member/ Bio Base NWE Member
GB£40 .. . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member / Bio Base NWE Student
GB£80 . . . . . . . . . .Non Member

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

GB£65 . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member/ NNFCC Member/ Bio Base NWE Member
GB£40 .. . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member / Bio Base NWE Student
GB£80 . . . . . . . . . .Non Member

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Additional Info

Organising committee

Peter Reineck, SCI's Science and Enterprise group
Adrian Higson, Bio Base NWE Project