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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar


Mr. William Dewhirst

Cobalt Biofuels

"Review of biofuels - with an emphasis on the production of bio-butanol from renewable non-food crops as an alternative liquid fuel for transportation"

The presentation will consist of a review of biofuels including bioethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel, biogas, syngas and algae.  The focus of the presentation will be on biobutanol and will include the history of biobutanol as a commercial product and an overview of biobutanol production from renewable non-food crops.  Also discussed will be the advantages of bio-butanol as a liquid transportation biofuel and the challenges of making biobutanol a commercially viable energy alternative

Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, 4-5 PM
Alumni Science 120

Mr. Dewhirst will be in the DS 103, from 3:15-3:50 pm to meet with students.

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