Electrofuels Research November 6-9, 2011 Providence, RI
In order to ensure our national security, it is imperative that we change the way we produce and use energy. To aid this goal, SBE is initiating a new Conference series on Electrofuels Research to be held November 6-9th in Providence, Rhode Island. The conference will bring together the nation’s key players in energy innovation: engineers, scientists, venture capital investors, technology entrepreneurs, large corporations, and government officials to share ideas and discuss innovative research strategies in developing and deploying new ways to make liquid transportation fuels.
Specifically, the processes to be discussed do not use petroleum or biomass; instead, microorganisms are used to harness chemical and electrical energy from sources such as solar-derived electricity or hydrogen or earth-abundant metal ions to convert carbon dioxide into liquid fuel. Electrofuels research shows promising results in producing fuel in massive scale and at a low cost, enabling the possibility of reducing the country’s immense demand for oil. Electrofuels research proposes an entirely new paradigm for the production of liquid fuels that could utilize approaches in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology to produce the next generation of biofuels.
The following topics will be explored throughout the conference.
- Advances in Electrofuels (4 part session)
- View from the Industrial World
- Hydrogen and CO2 Supply
- Algae – Molecular Biology
- Algae – Issues of Cultivation/Bioprocessing
- The Business Side of Electrofuels (Panel discussion) READ MORE