Converting hybrid poplar to biofuels: feedstock properties and conversion techniques
Rick Gustafson, Renata Bura, and Fernando Resende, University of Washington
Hosted by: Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest
Woody biomass can be converted into a variety of biofuels and
biochemical. Researchers at the University of Washington are fine-tuning
the process to convert hybrid poplars into acetic acid, ethanol, jet
fuel, and other products. This webinar will take a step-by-step look at
how lignocellulosic biomass is converted to chemicals then biofuels.
Topics will include:
- Thermochemical fractionation of biomass to polymers
- Enzymatic hydrolysis of polymers and fermentation of sugars to biochemicals
- Catalytic conversion of ethanol to hydrocarbon fuels.