1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Staff / Welcome and Introduction from the Chairs
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote Session: Innovation with Biomaterials: Nature’s Mechanisms in the Human Built World
Raisa Carmen Andeme Ela (University of Minnesota, United States)
3:45 pm - 4:20 pm
John Warner (John C Warner Green Chemistry, LLC, United States) "Innovation with Biomaterials: Nature’s Mechanisms in the Human Built World"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conversion Processes of Renewable Bio-Feedstocks Towards Valuable Building Blocks - Session I
Alberto José Huertas-Alonso (Stockholm University, Sweden)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Somesh Mishra (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN, United States) "Direct Crystallization of Succinic Acid in High Purity from Low-pH Fermentation Broth"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pm
7:50 pm - 8:05 pm
Haoyang You (University of Chicago, United States) "Improved Synthesis of Biomass Derived Graphite and its Application in Lithium-ion Batteries and Graphene Inks"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pm
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm
Lorenz Manker (EPFL, Switzerland) "Renewable Polymers via Direct Functionalization of Lignocellulosic Sugars"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm
ADELAIDE GARTILI (ICGM-UMR5253 CNRS, France) "Valorization of Cashew Tree in the Additive Industry"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm
8:50 pm - 9:05 pm
Taiwo Adesanya (University of Illinois Chicago, United States) "Cellulose-Lignin Biodegradable Films Alternative for Single-use Plastics: Formulation Optimization and Performance Assessment"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm
Nicolaas van Strien (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland , Finland) "Production of 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid Methyl Esters from Pectin-Based Aldaric Acid: From Laboratory to Bench Scale"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Conversion Processes of Renewable Bio-Feedstocks Towards Valuable Building Blocks - Session II
Somesh Mishra (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA CHAMPAIGN, United States)
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Raisa Carmen Andeme Ela (University of Minnesota, United States) "Sulfurous Zeosils for Dehydra-Decyclization of Tetrahydrofuran to Renewable Butadiene"
9:15 am - 9:20 am
9:20 am - 9:35 am
Alberto José Huertas-Alonso (Stockholm University, Sweden) "Lignin Vitrimers as Novel Circular Materials"
9:35 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 9:55 am
Owen Mototsune (University of Toronto, Canada) "Enzymatically Oxidized Carbohydrates as Dicarbonyl Bio-based Crosslinkers"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Laura Martin (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) "Acidogenic Fermentation Broth – An Impure, Mixed Feedstock for Microbial Bioproduction of Wax Esters and Other High Value Chemicals"
10:15 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 10:35 am
Marie Jones (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland) "Life-cycle Analysis of Functionalized Lignocellulosic Sugars as Biobased Substitutes for Polymers and Solvents"
10:35 am - 10:40 am
10:40 am - 10:55 am
Amanda Fanelli de Souza (U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, United States) "Altering uxs Expression in Alfalfa to Potentially Increase Cell Wall Digestibility by Decreasing Xylan and Increasing Cellulose or Pectin Content"
10:55 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: Panel Discussion: Definition of Sustainability and its Limitation
Florent Allais (AgroParisTech, France)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Jennifer Dunn (Northwestern University, United States) "Panel Discussion Member 1 - Definition of Sustainability and its Limitation"
1:45 pm - 1:50 pm
1:50 pm - 2:05 pm
Gayle Bentley (US DOE, United States) "Panel Discussion Member 2 - Definition of Sustainability and its Limitation"
2:05 pm - 2:10 pm
2:10 pm - 2:25 pm
John Warner (John C Warner Green Chemistry, LLC, United States) "Panel Discussion Member 3 - Definition of Sustainability and its Limitation"
2:25 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Complete the GRS Evaluation Forms; Election of Future Chair(s)