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This meeting took place in 2011



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Biofuels (C3)


Organizer(s) Stephen P. Mayfield, Martin Keller and Jeffrey P. Obbard
March 1—6, 2011
Swissotel The Stamford • Singapore, Singapore
Abstract Deadline: Nov 1, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 30, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 1, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 29, 2010

In collaboration with: Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Summary of Meeting:
The topics covered in this meeting will include the most promising avenues for bioenergy production. Talks will cover state of the art research on cellulosic ethanol, next generation fermentation of biofuels, algal biofuels, and the development of new biomass feedstocks. Talks will also cover economic and environmental considerations of biofuels technologies, as well as integration of biofuels into the existing energy infrastructure. As we enter an era of decreasing fossil fuel use we need to understand the opportunities and challenges of building a new biofuels industry. Significant economic and logistic challenges need to be met, while retaining the most environmentally beneficial practices. This meeting will bring together academic and industrial scientist with planning and policy makers all working to identify the most promising avenues to a viable biofuels future.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1

15:00—19:00
Registration

Stamford Foyer
18:00—19:00
Refreshments

Stamford Foyer
19:00—19:30
Welcome Remarks by Scientific Organizers

Olivia Ballroom
* Stephen P. Mayfield, University of California, San Diego, USA

* Martin Keller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

* Jeffrey P. Obbard, Cellana Pilot Facility, USA

19:30—20:00
Opening Remarks

Lim Chuan Poh, A*STAR, Singapore
Guest of Honor

Charles F. Zukoski, Science and Engineer. Research Council (SERC), Singapore

20:00—21:00
Keynote Address
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Olivia Ballroom
Richard C.J. Somerville, University of California, San Diego, USA
Speaking Truth to Power: The Scientific Case for Urgent Action to Avoid Severe Climate Disruption


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Sophia Ballroom
07:30—08:30
Poster Setup

Stamford Foyer
08:30—11:30
Bioenergy: The Options for an Economic and Sustainable Future I
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Olivia Ballroom
* Stephen P. Mayfield, University of California, San Diego, USA

Adam Brown, International Energy Agency, France
An Economic and Environmental Analysis of our Bioenergy Options

Jay D. Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Next Generation Biofuels through Synthetic Biology

Lee Rybeck Lynd, Dartmouth College, USA
Gracefully Reconciling Large Scale Bioenergy Production with Other Objectives

Ron C. Pate, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Short Talk: Consequence Assessment for U.S. Algae Biofuel Feedstock Production Scale-Up

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break

Stamford Foyer
11:30—12:30
Lunch

Stamford Foyer
12:00—15:00
Poster Session 1

Stamford Foyer
14:30—15:00
Coffee Available

Stamford Foyer
15:00—17:00
Bioenergy: The Options for an Economic and Sustainable Future II
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Olivia Ballroom
* Martin Keller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

P.K. Wong, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore
Thermochemical Conversion Technologies

Jason Pyle, Triton Health and Nutrition, USA
Examining our Renewable Energy Options – The Sun is our Star

Michael J. Ray, Imperial College, UK
Short Talk: Cell Wall Composition and Accessibility in Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) Willow

17:45—21:00
Networking Dinner
This event will be hosted by ASTAR and provide a chance for registered attendees to meet local scientists engaged in the energy industry in Singapore.
- 5:45pm, Transportation from Swissôtel to the Asian Civilisations Museum
- 6:00pm, Guided Tour of the Asian Civilisations Museum
- 6:45pm, Cocktails
- 7:15pm, Dinner

Asian Civilisations Museum

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Sophia Ballroom
08:30—11:30
Biofuel Production from Algae I
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Olivia Ballroom
* Sabeeha Merchant, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Richard T. Sayre, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Molecular Strategies for Enhanced Biomass and Biofuel Production from Microalgae

Stephen P. Mayfield, University of California, San Diego, USA
The Potential of Micro-Algae for the Production of Biofuels and Bio-Products

Susan S. Golden, University of California, San Diego, USA
Developing Cyanobacteria for Production of Industrial Products and Fuels

Ben Hankamer, University of Queensland, Australia
Towards High-Efficiency Microalgal Biofuel and Bioproduct Systems

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break

Stamford Foyer
11:30—12:30
Lunch

Stamford Foyer
12:00—14:30
Poster Viewing

Stamford Foyer
14:30—15:00
Coffee Available

Stamford Foyer
15:00—17:00
Biofuel Production from Algae II
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Olivia Ballroom
* Susan S. Golden, University of California, San Diego, USA

Paul G. Falkowski, Rutgers University, USA
Lipid Biosynthesis in Diatoms

Christoph Benning, Michigan State University, USA
Regulation of Triacylglycerol Synthesis and Turnover in Microalgae

Ursula Goodenough, Washington University, USA
Lipid Accumulation in Microalgae Under Stress

Ewa T. Lis, Life Technologies, USA
Short Talk: Development of Synthetic Biology Kits for Microalgae: Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii and Synechococcus elongatus

17:00
On Own for Dinner


FRIDAY, MARCH 4

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Sophia Ballroom
08:30—11:30
Cellulosics I
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Olivia Ballroom
* Richard A. Dixon, University of North Texas, USA

Iain Donnison, Aberystwyth University, UK
Miscanthus and Other Grasses as Bioenergy Feedstocks

Martin Keller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
The BioEnergy Science Center: On the Way to a Sustainable Bioenergy Industry

Timothy J. Donohue, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Development of Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuels by Great Lakes Bioenergy

Mark F. Davis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Plant Cell Wall Characterization

Mojibur Khan, University College Dublin, Ireland
Short Talk: Exploiting the Evolutionary Divergence of Microorganisms to Identify Candidate Genes for the Bioethanol Industry

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break

Stamford Foyer
11:30—14:30
Tour of Jurong Island/Institute of Chemical and Engineering Science

15:00—15:30
Coffee Available

Stamford Foyer
15:00—17:00
Cellulosics II
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Olivia Ballroom
* Martin Keller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Luuk van der Wielen, Delft University, Netherlands
BE-Basic Biobased Innovations by Public-Private Partnership

Lonnie O. Ingram, University of Florida, USA
Replacing Petroleum with Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

Alexander S. Beliaev, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: Genome Enabled Studies of Microbial Photoautotrophs for Bioenergy Applications

Prakash P. Kumar, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Molecular Genetic Strategies for Enhancing Plant Biomass for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

17:00
On Own for Dinner


SATURDAY, MARCH 5

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Sophia Ballroom
08:30—11:00
Alternative Feedstocks and CO2 Sequestration
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Olivia Ballroom
* Stephen P. Mayfield, University of California, San Diego, USA

Richard A. Dixon, University of North Texas, USA
Alternative Bioenergy Crops: Switchgrass

Hong Yan, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
Research and Development to Improve the Biodiesel Feedstock Plant, Jatropha curcas

Hock Aun Khoo, Cosmo Biofuels Group, Malaysia
Commercial and Sustainable Exploitation of Pongamia pinnata as a Biofuel Crop

George Chuck, PGEC / U.S. Dept of Agriculture, USA
Short Talk: Using the Corngrass1 Gene to Enhance the Biofuel Properties of Crop Plants

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break

Stamford Foyer
11:30—12:30
On Own for Lunch

12:30—14:30
Workshop: Biofuel Research & Development: An Asian Perspective

Olivia Ballroom
* Jeffrey P. Obbard, Cellana Pilot Facility, USA

* P.K. Wong, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore

Virendra Swarup Bisaria, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Enhanced Production of Xylanolytic Enzyme on Agro-Residual Extract by Melanocarpus albomyces IITD3A

Ranjita Biswas, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
Studies on Stabilization of Xylanase Produced by Melanocarpus albomyces IITD3A

Neil D. Clarke, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Transcriptome and Lipidome Analysis in Model and Non-Model Algae

Aram Kang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Systems Engineering of Microbial Tolerance to Isooctane: Potential Applications for Improved Hydrocarbon Fuel Production

Listya Utami Karmawan, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Indonesia
High Efficiency and Regeneration Protocol of Tobacco Transformation Mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens LBA4404

Byung-Ki Na, Chungbuk National University, South Korea
Separation of CH4/CO2/N2 Mixture by Pressure Swing Adsorption

Falicia Qi Yun Goh, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Trancriptomics and Lipidomics Analysis of Taxonomically Diverse Algae

14:30—15:00
Coffee Available

Stamford Foyer
15:00—17:00
Alternative Strategies
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Olivia Ballroom
* Ben Hankamer, University of Queensland, Australia

Arthur Grossman, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
Algae and the Production of Oils

Robert J. Schmidt, SG Biofuels, USA
Re-Emergence of Jatropha as a Biofuel Crop; Back to Basics of Breeding and Biotechnology

Sabeeha Merchant, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Genomics of Stressed Algae

17:00—18:30
Social Hour

Stamford Foyer

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant No. CBET-1111477




We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore Tourism Board

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Cosmo Biofuels Group


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