Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


세미나 안내 (13.10.28.월, PM 2:00, 응용공학동 Rm#2122, 연사 : Prof. Ashok Pandey/Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR))


생명화학공학과 양지원 교수님 연구실에서 10 28일 세미나를 개최하오니 관심있는 학생들의 많은 참여를 바랍니다.



제목 : Feedstocks for the bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol: Issues and perspectives  

연사 :  Proffesor Ashok Pandey (Centre for Biofuels, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR))

초청 : ABC (Advanced Biomass R&D Center)

일시 : 2013. 10. 28 ()  PM 2:00

장소 : 응용공학동 Lecture Room 2122 (2th Floor)  



Bioethanol as a transportation fuel is an attractive alternative as it is more energy efficient than gasoline and produces less emissions.  The benefits of developing biomass to ethanol technology(s) include: increased national energy security, reduction in GHG emissions, use of renewable resources, economic benefits and creation of employment and the foundation of a carbohydrate based chemical industry. However, the utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for fuel generation has not been given the sort of attention it ought to receive. Biomass requires extensive processing involving multiple steps for hydrolysis and fermentation of the raw material for producing ethanol. Feedstocks availability, pretreatment, saccharification, fermentation and ethanol recovery are the factors, which influence the production of ethanol and needs R&D efforts for overall improvement of the production economics. The sugar platform for the bioconversion of biomass to generate bioethanol is considered as the most valuable solution to the transport fuel demand. 

The Centre for Biofuels at NIIST, Trivandrum, India aims to develop technologies and processes which will address the nations need for making fuel ethanol from the renewable resource: biomass.  The Centre directs R&D activities at the major requirements of a biomass-ethanol technology, which include production of cellulases, hydrolysis of biomass, and ethanol fermentation.   Viable technologies for each of these processes would- contribute to the overall process development for fuel alcohol production from cheap and renewable biomass resources.

The lecture would present issues and perspectives on the availability of (lignocellulosic) feedstocks for the production bioethanol and the bioconversion process.  



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