The Future of Bioenergy

Spring 2009 Seminars and Speakers

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Brian Davison, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

January 26: Bioenergy Conversion and the BioEnergy Science Center: An Introduction to the Challenges in Making Cellulosic Biofuels

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Dr. Richard Dixon, Noble Foundation (pictured)

Dr. Samuel Roberts, Noble Foundation

February 2: Lignin Biosynthesis and Its Manipulation for the Development of Dedicated Bioenergy Crops

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Dr. Lee Lynd, Dartmouth College

February 16: Microbial Cellulose Utilization: Fundamentals and Biotechnology

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Dr. J.H. David Wu, University of Rochester

February 23: The Clostridium Thermocellum Cellulosome: A Molecular Machine for Cellulose Degradation

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Dr. Hans Blaschek, University of Illinois

March 2: Biobutanol from Biomass

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Dr. Barry Bruce, The University of Tennessee

March 9: Applied Photosynthesis: Putting Photosystem I to Work

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Dr. Stephen Long, University of Illinois

March 30: Cool C4 Photosynthesis. Miscanthus -- A Means to Achieve Large Sustainable Supplies of Bioenergy Feedstock without Impacts on Food Production

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Dr. Bärbel Hahn-Hägerdahl, Lund University, Sweden

April 6: Second Generation Pentose Utilizing Yeast Strains

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Dr. Michael Adams, University of Georgia

April 13: Biomass to Hydrogen Gas at 100 °C

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Dr. Krishna Niyogi, University of California, Berkeley

April 20: Light Harvesting for Algal Biofuels

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