Chemo-Catalytic Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Marketable Products
Symposium Organizers: Mark Mascal, University of California Davis;
This symposium will focus on direct chemical and catalytic conversions of biomass into products that have a realistic path to market. The subject matter of these sessions will differentiate themselves from those that involve fermentative, biocatalytic, and thermochemical approaches to feedstock valorization. It will also emphasize alternatives to petroleum that contribute to sustainability in a practical way, i.e. the development of technologies and products that have real commercial potential and hence the capacity to displace meaningful volumes of petroleum. A mix of symposium speakers from industry, academe, the military, government, environmental advocacy groups, and sustainable technology outreach platforms will be included.