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Mississippi State University Biofuels Conference

August 27, 2007
MSU Hunter Henry Center & Bost Conference Center


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9:00-9:45

BIODIESEL at Bost Auditorium

Biodiesel: Past, Present, Future

Dr. Gerhard Knothe, USDA

 

ETHANOL at Hunter Henry Center

Ethanol: Past, Present, Future,

Tim Eggeman, River City Engineering

BIO OIL at Hunter Henry Center

What is Bio Oil?

Stefan Czernik, NREL

 

9:45-10:15

Do you want to build and operate a biodiesel facility?

Dr. Daniel Geller, University of Georgia

 

Planning and Construction of a Traditional Ethanol Fermentation Plant

Mr. Gerald Sherfy, Frazier Barnes & Associates

Bio Oil: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Dr. Mark Bricka, MSU

 

10:15-10:40

Oil Feedstocks for the Southeast (What is Feasible?)

Dr. Brian Baldwin, MSU

 

Impact of the Ethanol Industry on Agricultural Practices

Dr. Daniel Petrolia, MSU Agricultural Economics

 

The Industrial Prospective of BioOil Production

Phillip Badger, Renewable Oil International

 

10:40-11:20

Break - Bost Conference Center

 Networking with Biodiesel Sponsors and Student Posters

Break Hunter Henry Center North Auditorium

Networking with Ethanol, BioOil, and Green Diesel Sponsors and Student Posters

Break Hunter Henry Center North Auditorium

Networking with Ethanol, BioOil, and Green Diesel Sponsors and Student Posters

 

11:20-12:00

Oil Refining Technologies Integrated to Biodiesel Production

Mr. Walter Farr, The Farr Mixing

Company

 

Environmental Benefits of Ethanol Utilization

Dr. Sandra D. Eksioglu, MSU Industrial and Systems Engineering

Value Added Chemicals for BioOil

Milt Copulos, Dynomotive USA

 

 

 

 

 

12:00-1:30 Lunch, Bost Auditorium, Mrs. Cyndi Tucker, Director of Business Development & Emerging Technologies, ConocoPhillips

 

Attendees interested in Biodiesel remain at Bost Conference Center. Attendees interested in Ethanol and Green Diesel return to Hunter Henry Center.

 

 

BIODIESEL: Bost Conference
Center
, Chaired by Charles "Bubba" Weir, Mississippi Technology Alliance

ETHANOL: Hunter Henry Center GREEN DIESEL: Hunter Henry Center
Chaired by Mark G. White,Ph.D., Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, MSU


1:30-2:00

Biodiesel Production/Chemistry

Dr. Rafael Hernandez, MSU

 

DDG Management

Kurt A. Rosentrater, USDA

 Principles of Catalytic Cracking of Oils (continuous)

Dr. Joe .W. Hightower, Rice University, Houston, TX

2:00-2:30

ASTM/BQ9000

Dr. Jose Rodriquez, MSU

 

Impact of Aflatoxin on DDG Marketability

Drs. Ashli Brown & Jeff Wilkinson, MSU

 

 Principles of Catalytic Cracking of Oils

Dr. Joe W. Hightower, Rice University, Houston, TX

2:30-3:00

Rapid Inexpensive Screening

of Biodiesel Quality

William Holmes, MSU

 

Production of Alcohols from Synthesis Gas

Dr. Hossein Toghiani, MSU

Hydrocracking of Vegetable Oil

Dr. Jim B. Kimble, Conoco-Phillips Corporation, Bartlesville, OK

3:00-3:30

Biodiesel Plant Design

Mrs. Becky Williams, Ag Bioenergy

 

Co-Production of Ethanol and Triglycerides from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Dr. Todd French, MSU

 

 Catalytic Cracking of Unsaturated Lipids over H-ZSM-5

Mr. Tracy Benson, Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, MSU

 

3:30-4:00

Break Bost Conference Center

 Networking with Biodiesel Sponsors and Student Posters

 

Break Hunter Henry Center North Auditorium

 Networking with Ethanol, BioOil, and Green Diesel Sponsors and Student Posters

Break Hunter Henry Center North Auditorium

Networking with Ethanol, BioOil, and Green Diesel Sponsors and Student Posters

4:00-4:30

Starting Up a Biodiesel Facility; TroubleShooting

Mr. Trey Fleming, Treyco

 

Finance Strategies for Biofuels Producers

Mr. Bruce Crain, Crain Consulting

Effects of Heteroatoms on the Activity of and Selectivity of Cracking Catalysts

Stephen Dufreche, Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, MSU

 

4:30-5:00

 

Glycerine Handling: Present

and Future Alternatives

Drs. Sandun Fernando and Todd French, MSU

ASTM Standards and Ethanol Handling

Drs. Jose Rodriquez and Todd French, MSU

 Syngas to Fuels

Mark G. White, Ph. D., Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering