Achieving Net Zero Carbon Goals – the Role for Biomass
April 19–21, 2022
Marriott Brown Palace Hotel and Spa   |   Denver, Colorado

Conference Agenda

Day 1: Monday, April 18, 2022 (U.S. Mountain Time Zone)



3:00 PM – 8:00 PMRegistration and Information Desk
6:00 PM – 8:00 PMWelcome Reception at Ellyngtons located in the Hotel

Day 2: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (U.S. Mountain Time Zone)



8:00 AM – 6:00 PMRegistration and Information Desk
7:00 – 8:00 AMBuffet Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 8:15 AMOpening Remarks:
  • Vann Bush, Vice President, Research Operations, GTI
8:15 – 8:45 AMKeynote Address
  • Darren Cross, VP Marketing & Customer Operations, Shell Catalyst & Technologies
8:45 – 11:00 AMPLENARY SESSION 1
8:45 – 8:50 AMChair remarks
8:50 – 9:10 AMSyngas Upgrading Flexibility Using Hot Oxygen Technology
  • Brad Damstedt, Linde
9:10 – 9:30 AMUpgrading of Bio-based Oils to Fuels
  • Magnus Stummann, Haldor Topsoe
9:30 – 9:50 AMStable Carbon Isotope Approach for Tracking Biogenic Carbon Distribution in Bio-oil/crude Co-processing with VGO
  • Zhenghua Li, LANL
9:50 – 10:10 AMGasification as Key Technology for the Production of Aviation Fuels
  • Berend Joost Vreugdenhil, TNO
10:10 – 10:30 AMBREAK
10:30 – 10:50 AMDecarbonization of Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Wet Waste to Transportation Fuels and Its Techno-economic and Life Cycle and Analysis
  • Aye Meyer, PNNL
11:00 AM – 12:00 PMPanel Discussion:
Role of Low Carbon Fuels for Aviation, Maritime, and Land Transport
12:00 – 12:10 PMVideos
12:10 – 1:30 PMLunch/Poster Session
1:30 – 2:50 PMPLENARY SESSION 1 (continued)
1:30 – 1:50 PMSelective Oxidation of Biochar During Autothermal Pyrolysis
  • Tannon Daugaard, Iowa State
1:50 – 2:10 PMCatalytic Pyrolysis of Plastic Waste: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Muhammad Qureshi, VTT
2:10 – 2:30 PMNumerical Investigation of Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis Process in a Pilot Scale Circulating Fluidized Bed Reactor Using CFD-Reaction Kinetics Modeling Approach
  • Tom Faust, NREL
2:30 – 2:50 PMBringing Hydrothermal Liquefaction Out of the Laboratory with the Construction of a Fully Integrated Commercial System
  • Justin Billing, Circlia Nordic
3:00 – 6:30 PMTour of NREL and Virtual Tour
6:30 – 7:00 PMPoster Session

Day 3: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 (U.S. Mountain Time Zone)



7:00 – 8:00 AMBuffet Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 8:10 AMOpening Remarks:
  • Vann Bush, Vice President, Research Operations, GTI
8:10 – 8:40 AMKeynote Address
  • Valerie Sarisky-Reed, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
8:40 AM – 12:00 PMPLENARY SESSION 2
8:40 – 8:50 AMChair remarks
8:50 – 9:10 AMCo-Processing in Refineries of Thermal Liquefaction Products from Biomass and Waste
  • Huamin Wang, PNNL
9:10 – 9:30 AMPyrolysis Oil for Sustainable Jet Fuel, Marine Fuels, Chemicals and Refinery Feedstock. A Technical and Commercial Update from Europe and the US
  • Gerhard Muggen, BTG
9:30 – 9:50 AMCarbon Intensity Estimation and its Impact on Process Design: A Case Study in Hydrogen Production
  • Patrick Mraz, Hatch
9:50 – 10:10 AMWaste Recycling and Carbon Capture with Gasification and LanzaTech’s Gas Fermentation Process
  • Daniel Montoto, LanzaTech
10:10 – 10:35 AMBREAK
10:35 – 10:55 AMCatalytic Graphitization of Paper Waste for Green Li-Ion Anodes
  • W. Joe Sagues NCSU
10:55 – 11:15 AMModelling the Integration of Slow Pyrolysis of Residual Biomass in the Steelmaking Sector: a Techno-Economic Analysis
  • Andrea Salimbeni, Consorzio Re-Cord
11:15 – 11:35 AMSustainable Aviation Fuel via Hydroprocessing of Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis Oil
  • Kristiina Iisa, NREL
11:35 – 11:55 AMHigh Quality Syngas from Non-Recyclable Waste: A Pilot-Scale Study Based on HTW®2.0 Gasification Technology
  • Dennis Chafiâ, GIDARA
11:55 AM – 12:25 PMKeynote Address
  • Amy Malaki, Director of Partnerships and Policy, SkyNRG
12:25 – 12:40 PMDon Klass Award Presentation
12:40 – 1:25 PMLunch/Poster Session

BIOMASS GASIFICATION/UPGRADING TO FINISHED PRODUCTSPYROLYSIS/UPGRADING TO FINISHED PRODUCTS
1:25 – 1:30 PMChair remarksChair remarks
1:30 – 1:50 PMSan Joaquin Renewables: Carbon Negative Renewable Natural Gas through Gasification of Ag Waste
  • Kenton Guilbert, Center T Advisors
Improving Process Durability by Addressing Catalyst Deactivation During Upgrading of Biomass Pyrolysis Vapors
  • Michael Griffin, NREL
1:50 – 2:10 PMVelocys Bayou Fuels Project, Natchez (Mississippi)
  • Jeff McDaniel, Velocys
Autothermal Pyrolysis: Modular Processing at the Demonstration Scale
  • Lysle Whitmer, Iowa State
2:10 – 2:30 PMDevelopment of Gas Treatment Technology for the Purification of Waste and Recycled Carbon Sources Used in Gas Fermentation to New Products
  • Taylor Schultz, LanzaTech
Biocarbon Tracking in FCC Coprocessing of Biogenic Feedstocks
  • Reinhard Seiser, NREL
2:30 – 2:50 PMTechno-Economic Evaluation of Strategies to Approach Net-Zero Carbon Sustainable Aviation Fuel via Woody Biomass Gasification and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
  • Ling Tao, NREL
Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Pilot-Scale Fast Pyrolysis Datasets for Prediction of Liquid Properties
  • Peter Gogolek, NRCAN
2:50 – 3:20 PMBREAKBREAK
3:20 – 3:40 PMPlatform for Hydrogen Production from Waste Biomass with Inherent Negative Emissions
  • Christopher de Leeuwe, University of Manchester
Feedstock and Catalyst Impact on Bio-Oil Production and FCC Co-Processing to Fuels Feedstock and Catalyst Impact on Bio-Oil Production and FCC Co-Processing to Fuels
  • Reinhard Sieser, NREL
3:40 – 4:00 PMMixed Alcohol Renewable Gas (MARG) Process - Pilot Systems Development
  • Michael Long, West Biofuels
Fast Pyrolysis Of Biomass With Catalytic Vapor Phase Upgrading: Process Design, Optimization, And Integration
  • Petter Tingelstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
4:00 – 4:20 PMSupporting The Development Of Gasification Based Value Chains
  • Berend Vreugdenhil, TNO
Biojet Fuel Production from Ring Opening of Biomass-Derived Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Foster Agblevor, Utah State
4:20 – 4:40 PMGasification of Woody Biomass Coupled with Electrolytic Oxygen and Hydrogen Production to Increase Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and Liquid Biofuels Production
  • David LaMont, SunGas Renewables
Selection Of Materials For Storage And Transport Of Bio-Oils
  • Dino Sulejmanovic, ORNL
4:40 – 5:00 PMBiomass Gasification, a Key Technology to Accomplish a Sustainable Energy System
  • Ingvar Landälv, Landalv Fuel and Energy Consulting
Recent Progress in Catalytic Biomass Pyrolysis and Biocrude Upgrading
  • David Dayton, RTI
5:00– 5:45 PMPoster SessionPoster Session
6:00 – 9:00 PMConference Dinner (Buses for dinner leave at 6 PM)Conference Dinner (Buses for dinner leave at 6 PM)

Day 4: Thursday, April 21, 2022 (U.S. Mountain Time Zone)



7:00 – 8:00 AMBuffet Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 8:15 AMOpening Remarks:
  • Vann Bush, Vice President, Research Operations, GTI
8:15 – 8:45 AMKeynote Address
  • Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
8:45 AM – 12:00 PMPLENARY SESSION 3
8:45 – 8:50 AMChair remarks
8:50 – 9:10 AMBlending of Hydrothermal Liquefaction Biocrude with Residual Marine Fuel: an Experimental Assessment
  • Andrea Maria Rizzo, Consorzio Re-Cord
9:10 – 9:30 AMThe Role of Catalytic Reforming in the Production of Synthesis Gas from Biomass and Waste
  • Ilkka Hiltunen, VTT
9:30 – 9:50 AMEntrained Flow Gasification of Biogenic Fuels - Influence of Process Parameters and Fuel Specification on Syngas Yield and Composition
  • Sabine Fleck, KIT
9:50 – 10:10 AMU-GAS + Cool GTL™ - A New Integrated Process for Direct Biomass Conversion to Liquid
  • Zach el Zahab, GTI
10:10 – 10:30 AMCoprocessing Biointermediates in an FCC to Produce Renewable Fuels
  • Derek Froehle, UOP
10:30 – 11:00 AMBREAK
11:00 – 11:20 AMBiochar as a Building Material, Sequestering Carbon and Strengthening Concrete
  • Brennan Pecha, NREL
11:20 – 11:40 AMUtilization of the Aqueous Phase from Hydrothermal Liquefaction
  • Catherine Brewer, NMSU
11:40 AM – 12:00 PMPiloting Bioenergy Technology at NREL, Lessons Learned and a New Philosophy
  • David Robichaud, NREL
12:00 – 12:55 PMLunch

INTEGRATED BIOMASS CONVERSION PROCESSESHYDROTHERMAL AND MIXED WASTE CONVERSION
12:55 – 1:00 PMChair remarksChair remarks
1:00 – 1:20 PMBiofuels in the Transition of Maersk
  • Jacob Hjerrild Zeuthen, Maersk
Thermal-Oxo Degradation as an Alterative to Thermal Deploymerization of Plastics
  • Jessica Brown, Iowa State
1:20 – 1:40 PMValue of Clean Fuels in the Transition to Net Zero Emission Economics
  • Fangwei Cheng, Princeton
Technoeconomic and Life Cycle Assessment of H2STAR Technology – A Novel Hydrogen Production Technology from Waste Materials
  • Joshua Brown, Savron Solutions
1:40 – 2:00 PMThermochemical Pathway to Bioeconomy
  • Tristan Brown, SUNY
Physical and Chemical Behavior of Post Consumer Plastic Compared to Virgin Plastic during Pyrolysis
  • Harish Radhakrishnan, Iowa State University
2:00 – 2:20 PMCohydrotreating of Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis Oil with Straight Run Diesel
  • Kristiina Iisa, NREL
Pyrolysis of End-of-Life Tyres Coupled with Catalytic Vapor Upgrading
  • Stylianos Stefanidis, CERTH
2:20 – 2:40 PMCool LPG: A New Process for Sustainable, Modern Cooking Fuels in the Developing World
  • Patrick Littlewood, GTI
Renewable Fuel Production via Electrocatalytic Co-processing of Biomass-Derived Aqueous Waste and Bio-oils at Normal Temperature and Pressure
  • Juan Lopez-Ruiz, PNNL
2:40 – 3:00 PMIntegrated Process for the Production of Glycols from Lignocellulosic Biomass
  • M. Pilar Ruiz Ramira, University of Twente
Continuous Co-Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Cow Manure and Wheat Straw Followed by Biocrude Hydrotreatment
  • Juliano Souza dos Passos, Aarhus University
3:00 – 3:30 PMBREAKBREAK
3:30 – 3:50 PMIntegration and Digital - the Pathway to a Low Carbon Index
  • John Oyen, ABB
Fractional Extraction and Characterization of Nitrogen Compounds from Hydrothermal Liquefaction Biocrude of Sewage Sludge
  • Joscha Zimmerman, KIT
3:50 – 4:10 PMCoprocessing Biocrudes with Petroleum Gas Oil in Hydrotreating
  • Huamin Wang, PNNL
Feedstock Impact on Continuous HTL
  • Michael Thorson, PNNL
4:10 – 4:30 PMQuantification of Biogenic Carbon in Fuel Blends through LS C14/C Measurement and Assessment
  • James Lee, LANL
Upcycling Carton Packages to Valuable Products
  • Xiaolin Chen, Iowa State
4:30 – 4:50 PMThe Role of GPU Computing in Accelerating Commercialization and Scale-Up of Thermochemical Conversion Processes
  • Peter Blaser, CPFD Software
Behavior of the Sulfur-Containing Salts During the Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Black Liquor
  • Maximilian Woerner, KIT
4:50 – 5:20 PMWrap-upWrap-up

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