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  • 3:00 - 8:00 PM - Registration Open
  • 3:00 - 8:00 PM - Poster Set-Up
  • 6:00 - 8:00 PM - Welcome Reception
7:00 - 8:00 AM
  • Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 AM
  • Opening Remarks
    Vann Bush Managing Director of energy Supply and Conversion at GTIVann Bush
    Managing Director, Energy Supply & Conversion, GTI, Conference Co-chair

8:15 - 8:45 AM

8:45 - 10:30 AM

  • BioSNG and Power to Methane—New Development in Technology
    Troels Dahlgaard Stummann, Haldor Topsoe
  • Hydrothermal Co-processing of Plastics and Biomass Waste Streams
    Thomas Helmer, Aalborg University
  • Demonstration Plant for the IH2® Process: Milestone on the Journey to Commercial Scale
    Dr. Làszlo Domokos, CRI Catalyst Company
  • Low-Temperature Stabilization of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil over Molybdenum Carbide Catalysts
    Jae-Soon Choi, ORNL
  • Single Step Conversion of Ethanol to Butadiene over Ag/ZrO2/SiO2 Catalysts
    Robert Dagle, PNNL

10:30 - 12:00 PM
  • Global Panel Discussion:
    International Biofuel Regulatory Environment

12:00 - 12:15 PM
  • Don Klass Award Presentation

    The Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science is presented at each tcbiomass conference to recognize preeminent leaders whose careers have shaped the agenda of thermochemical biomass conversion, have made substantial technical contributions, and have enlarged the number of technologists and mentored them in this work.

12:15 - 1:45 PM
  • Lunch

2:00 - 5:00 PM


    Gasification Track

    • Alkali Enhanced Entrained Flow Gasification of Woody Biomass
      Erik Furusjö, Swedish Environmental Research Institute
    • Methanol Production via Catalytic Biomass Gasification with In Situ Sulfur Capture: A Techno-Economic Analysis
      Joakim Lundgren, Luleå University of Technology
    • Secondary Material Loops for Efficient Biomass Gasification
      Martin Seeman, Chalmers
    • Black Liquor Gasification Ready for Commercialization
      Ingvar Landälv, Lulea University
    • Numerical Model for Biomass Gasification in Supercritical Water: Predicting the Char Formation Behaviour
      Riza Yukananto, University of Twente
    • Load Following Operation of a Small-Scale Gasification System: Consequences on Gas Quality
      Roberto Mussi, Yanmar R&D Europe
    • Towards the Commercialization of the ESME Technology for Bio-SNG Production—The AMBIGO Project
      Berend Vreugdenhil, ECN
    • Small Scale Rotary Gasification of Municipal Solid Waste
      Stephen Cosper, U.S. Army Construction Engineers
    Pyrolysis Track

    • Mesoscale Modeling of Fast Pyrolysis, Catalytic Upgrading, and Catalyst Deactivation
      Peter Ciesielski, NREL
    • Demonstrating Autothermal Pyrolysis for Production of Sugars, Lignocol and Bio-methane from Corn Stover
      Robert Brown, Iowa State University
    • Deposition of Biomass Inorganic Elements on Red Mud Catalyst During In Situ Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass
      Foster Agblevor, USTAR Bioenergy Center, Biological Engineering, Utah State University
    • Supporting Biomass to Biofuels Platform via Hydrogen Sourcing from Waste abd with Simultaneous Deoxygenation
      Abhijeet Borole, ORNL
    • Process Variable Studies for the Hydropyrolysis Step of IH2 for the Direct Conversion of Biomass to Drop In Fuels
      Terry Marker, GTI
    • Biochar Passivation Strategy
      Tim Dunning, NREL
    • Increasing Production and Isolation of Phenols via Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass
      Charles Mullen, USDA
    • Thermochemical Methylation of Lignin to Produce High Value Aromatic Compounds
      Patrick Johnston, Iowa State University

    5:00 - 7:00 PM
    • Posters & Exhibits
    7:00 - 8:00 AM
    • Breakfast

    8:00 - 8:10 AM
    • Opening Remarks
      Vann Bush Managing Director of energy Supply and Conversion at GTIVann Bush
      Managing Director, Energy Supply & Conversion, GTI, Conference Co-chair

    8:10 - 8:40 AM
    • Keynote Speaker
      Jonathan Male Director Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office photoJonathan Male
      Director for the Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

    8:40 - 11:30 AM

    • Steam-Blown Dual Fluidized-Bed Gasification of Biomass Residues for Intermediate-Scale Production of Transportation Fuels and Heat
      Sanna Tuomi, VTT
    • Converting Municipal Solid Wastes to Drop-In Hydrocarbon Fuels: Extending the Feedstock Choices for the IH2® Process
      Dhairya Mehta, Shell
    • Advanced Biofuels and Bio-Products from Catalytic Biomass Pyrolysis
      David Dayton, RTI
    • Marine Diesel from Non-Catalytic Direct Liquefaction of Lignin
      Joachim Bachman Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark
    • Co-Processing Biointermediates in a FCC to Produce Renewable Fuels
      Jill Jensen, Honeywell UOP
    • Upgrading Biomass Pyrolysis Vapors to Fungible Hydrocarbon Intermediates
      Kim Magrini, NREL
    • Improving the Fuel Properties of Hydrotreated Bio-oils via Ring-Contraction/Opening
      Karl Albrecht, PNNL

    11:30 - 12:00 PM
    • Keynote Speaker
      Ingvar Landalv Senior Project Manager, Luleå University of TechnologyIngvar Landalv
      Senior Project Manager, Luleå University of Technology

    12:00 - 1:25 PM
    • Lunch

    1:30 - 4:30 PM


      Pyrolysis Track

      • A Cascade Biomass Catalytic Pyrolysis Process Towards Production of High Quality Bio-Oil Over Novel ZSM-5 Based Catalysts
        Angelos Lappas, CPERI/CERTH
      • Converting Low Quality Forestry Residues to Useable Liquid Biofuels through Fast Pyrolysis
        Benjamin Bronson, CanmetENERGY – NRCan
      • How Fast is Fast Pyrolysis?—Reaction Rates in a Cyclonic TGA
        Alexander Louwes, University of Twente
      • Temperature-Dependent Vapor and Liquid Aerosol Separation—Comparison Between Bubbling Fluidized Bed and Ablative Fast Pyrolysis Reactor Systems
        Stefan Conrad, Fraunhofer UMSICHT
      • Factor 50—A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation of Fast Pyrolysis Scale Up
        Axel Funke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
      • Computational Study on Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oil Yield: Bubble Effects in the Bubbling-to-Slugging Transition in a Laboratory-Scale Fluidized Bed
        Emilio Ramirez, ORNL
      • Validated Hydrodynamic CFD Model for Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis
        Neeti Kapur, Inaeris Technologies
      Upgrading Track

      • Resin-Based Recovery of Water Soluble Organics from an Aqueous Waste Stream
        John Stanford, Iowa State University
      • Lessons Learned from a Solvent Liquefaction Pilot Plant
        Lysle Whitmer, Iowa State University
      • Integration of Fast Pyrolysis and Electrolyzer for Deoxygenation of Biomass
        Daniel Miki Santosa, PNNL
      • FCC of Upgraded Pyrolysis Liquids Mixed with Crude Oil Distillates: Combined Strategies for Improving Bio-Fuels Yields and Quality
        Claude Mirodatos, IRCELYON, UCBL, CNRS
      • Analysis of Upgraded Water-Soluble Fraction from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Lignocellulosic Biomass Using Metallic Iron
        Yoshiaki Hirano, Kobe University
      • Unlocking the Potentials of Pyrolysis Liquids in an Existing Refinery
        Robbie Venderbosch, BTG
      • Fuels from Reliable Bio-Based Refinery Intermediates—BioMates
        Tim Schulzke, Fraunhofer UMSICHT

    4:30 - 6:00 PM
    • Posters & Exhibits

    6:30 - 9:30 PM
    7:00 - 8:00 AM
    • Breakfast

    8:00 - 8:10 AM
    • Opening Remarks
      Vann Bush Managing Director of energy Supply and Conversion at GTIVann Bush
      Managing Director, Energy Supply & Conversion, GTI, Conference Co-chair

    8:10 - 8:40 AM
    • Keynote Speaker
      Teemu Lindberg Director of Refining, UPM-Kymmene Corporation photoTeemu Lindberg
      Director of Refining, UPM-Kymmene Corporation

    8:40 - 11:30 AM

    • Status of the Bioliq-Entrained Flow Gasification Project
      Thomas Kolb, KIT
    • Modifying a Davidson Circulating Riser to Accommodate Biomass-Derived Feedstocks
      Jessica Olstad, NREL
    • Biomass Liquefaction with Ash Removal: The BiAR Process
      Gian Claudio Faussone, INSER Energia
    • Development of Catalytic Processes for the Upgrading of Aqueous Biomass-Derived Carboxylic Acids into Fuels and Chemicals
      Juan Lopez-Ruiz, PNNL
    • Making Sense of Cost and Performance Estimates for Thermochemical Biofuel Plants
      Ilkka Hannula, VTT
    • Conversion of C2+ Oxygenates to Jet Fuel via ZnxZryOz Mixed Oxide Catalyst
      Johnny Saavedra Lopez, PNNL
    • Biochars from Various Biomass Types for Use in Sodium-Ion Batteries
      Capucine Dupont, CEA

    11:30 - 12:00 PM
    • Student Poster Challenge Awards Ceremony

    12:00 - 1:00 PM
    • Lunch

    1:30 - 4:30 PM


      Bioproducts Track

      • Co-Products from Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis Improve the Economics of Biofuels
        Mark Nimlos, NREL
      • Simultaneous Compound Identification and Quantification for Efficient GC Analysis of Bioproducts
        Charles Spanjers, Activated Research Company
      • Impact or Pyrolysis Heating Characteristics on Leachability of Biochar Minerals
        Cedric Louis Briens, ICFAR
      • Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis Aqueous Steam Valorization through Co-Products
        Nolan Wilson, NREL
      • Fermentable Sugar Production from Biomass Using THF/Water and Dilute Acid Catalyst
        Arpa Ghosh, Iowa State University
      • Nutrient Removal and Energy Production from Aqueous Phase of Bio-OIl Generated During Thermochemical Liquefaction of Algae
        Sushil Adhikari, Auburn University
      • Techno-Economic Evaluation of Renewable Propane Production Strategies
        Avantika Singh, NREL
      • Insights into the Catalytic Hydrotreatment of Technical Lignins in the Refinery of the Future for Biobased Chemicals and Fuels
        Idoia Hita, University of Groningen
      Upgrading Track

      • Conversion of Blended Primary and Secondary Sewage Sludge into Biofuels by Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Catalytic Hydrotreatment
        Justin Billing, PNNL
      • Atomistic Understanding of the Role of Gallium during Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis over Ga-ZSM5
        David Robichaud, NREL
      • From Black Liquor to 2G-Transportation Fuels
        Claude Mirodatos, IRCELYON, UCBL, CNRS
      • Upgradation of Biocrude Oil using BioPd/C Catalyst
        Brajendra Sharma, University of Illinois
      • Continuous Hydrotreatment of Hydrofaction™ Oil to Drop-In Diesel
        Claus Uhrenholt Jensen, Steeper Energy ApS
      • Co-Production of Clean Solid Biomass Fuel and Biogas from Food Industry Residues by means of Hydrothermal Processing (TORWASH)
        Pavlina Nanou, ECN
      • Hydroconversion of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-Oil: Understanding and Limiting Macromolecules Formation
        Alain Quignard, IFPEN
      • Bio-Oil: An Introduction to the Next Opportunity Feed for FCC
        Siyi Lai, TechnipFMC

    4:30 - 5:00 PM
    • Closing Remarks
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