CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Thermal & Catalytic Sciences Symposium (TCS) 2018 – October 8-10, 2018 — Auburn University, Alabama DEADLINE: April 30, 2018
Auburn University is hosting the 2018 edition of the Thermal and Catalytic Sciences Symposium, October 8 – 10, 2018. Called TCS 2018, the event focuses on thermochemical biomass research and development and providing early career scientists and engineers an opportunity to present their research and interact with the senior researchers in the community.
Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) held the first installment of the symposium in 2010 and co-hosted the event in 2014 with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. RTI International hosted the event in 2016.
Topics to be covered at the symposium include biomass gasification and gas clean up, biomass gas to liquid, pyrolysis and upgrading, solvent liquefaction, and sugars via thermal deconstruction of cellulosic biomass. Other areas to be addressed are co-products upgrading and utilization, lignin utilization, biomass preprocessing and pretreatment, and technoeconomic analysis, life cycle analysis and policy analysis.
The Thermal and Catalytic Sciences Symposium has been held every other year following the first symposium held in 2010 at Iowa State University with the goal of focusing on thermochemical biomass research and development and providing early career scientists and engineers an opportunity to present their research and interact with the senior researchers in the community.
Abstracts and Registration
We decided to extend the deadline for abstracts submission to April 30th to allow more researchers to participate. Please utilize this extension to submit your abstracts.
Abstract can be submitted through the link below
We now have four keynote speakers confirmed. They are Art Ragauskas from UT Knoxville, Sam Weaver from Proton Power and Robbie Venderbosch from BTG and Kevin Craig from DoE BETO Office.
We will have Graduate Research Poster competition with cash awards so this will be a great venue to encourage and promote next generation scientists in thermochemical conversion. Also, for the first time, the organizing committee has decided to present Career Achievement Award for someone who has made tremendous contribution in Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products.