The International Conference on Biomass Conversion and Renewable Materials 2017 (ICBCRM’17)

The International Conference on Biomass Conversion and Renewable Materials 2017 (ICBCRM’17)

Date: Aug 14th - 17th, 2017
Location: Syracuse, USA

      International Conference on Biomass Conversion and Renewable Materials 2017 (ICBCRM’17) is a convocation of the world's leading biorefinery and renewable materials scientists, policy makers, financiers and corporate representatives. It is organized jointly by SUNY ESF, Guangxi University.

      Attendees of ICBCRM '17 in Syracuse will be able to attend peer presentations on the latest in technical advances in the fields that underpin the science and engineering of biomass conversion and renewable materials. Attendees will also be able to attend a series of plenary sessions that focus on the range of opportunities for moving biomass conversion and renewable materials to commercialization, and on the need and methods used for making biomass technologies and renewable materials a sustainable benefit to society, the economy, and the environment within which they are operating.

      The general program format will include two days of keynote, technical and poster presentations. Two days after the technical sessions will be devoted to tours of the Finger Lakes, New York City and Niagara Falls, showing off the beauty and excitement of New York State.  

Conference website: http://www.esf.edu/icbcrm/

Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications

Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications

Date: Aug 20th - 25th, 2017
Location: Alba, Italy

        When organic materials (woody or agricultural materials, organic residues, food waste, sewage sludge, digestate) are thermally decomposed in the absence of oxygen, one of the resulting products is biochar, a solid compound rich in carbon and inorganic elements. Incorporated into the ground, biochar is a porous soil enhancer that can lock up carbon, supply minerals, prevent nutrients leaching and water contamination and retain soil moisture. As a result, biochar can be used as an efficient material to enhance soil properties while sequestering carbon.

        However, biochar’s porous properties make it also suitable for a variety of value-added applications (adsorption of pollutants, filler for composites, catalysts, material for electronic applications, ….). Biochar properties depend on the biomass feedstock used as well as the operating conditions used for its production.  Moreover, they can be manipulated by pre- and post-processing. By understanding and controlling these factors it is possible to create value-added “designer biochars” for specific applications.

        The interest in biochar has been booming all over the world.  Several companies have jumped into production and the user community is looking for carbon-negative applications.

        Thus, it is imperative to review the existing knowledge as well as to stimulate research and development activities to bring clarity to this field, ranging from feedstock selection and properties, to production and upgrading processes, from identification of applications to economics, from characterization to products standardization and policies. The conference aims to create a forum where the current knowledge as well as the future directions are openly reviewed and discussed.

Main Themes and Proposed Sessions:

  • History of biochar: what can we learn from the past?
  • Feedstocks for biochar and pre-processing
  • Biochar production processes: from torrefaction to slow and fast pyrolysis
  • Biochar reactor technologies
  • Co-products (bio-oil and gas)
  • Biochar characterization: relationships among feedstock, production technology and characteristics
  • Biochar post-processing
  • Biochar applications: soil amendments, adsorbents, catalysts, fillers for composites, electronic applications
  • Biochar standardization (International Biochar Initiative, European Biochar Certificate, Biochar Quality Mandate)
  • Biochar handling, storage, markets and commercialization
  • Biochar systems
  • Biochar sequential uses
  • Biochar policies
  • Case studies: success stories

Conference website: http://www.engconf.org/biochar-production-characterization-and-applications/

UK-China International Particle Technology Forum VI

UK-China International Particle Technology Forum VI

Date: Sep 8th - 10th, 2017
Location: Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

         This UK-China International Particle Technology Forum VI will provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, and technologists in the field of particle science & technology to discuss recent advances and debate on the future development in the field. The forum will enhance international influences of the subject area in a changing world that faces many challenges, facilitating more effective communications, and establish new and strengthening existing collaborations.

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Conference website: http://particle.xjtu.edu.cn

7th International Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy

7th International Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy

Date: Oct 2nd - 4th, 2017
Location: Toronto, Canada 

        Conference series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend7th International Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy during October 02-04, 2017 Toronto, Canada. This includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. Theme of the Biofuels conference and Bioenergy conference is upgrading sources of energy for future generation with an objective to encourage young minds and their research abilities by providing an opportunity to meet the experts in the field of Biofuels, Bioenergy, Biomass and Biogas. Biofuels conference is designed to explore various applications in different fields.

        Join us for two intensive and interesting days of discussing contemporary Biofuels and Bioenergy Expo research. We invite you to contribute and help to shape the Biofuels, Biogas, Biomass, Bio refineries, Bioenergy congress through submissions of your research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Bioenergy International is cordially inviting for presentation at the conference.

        This conference will bring together experts from the world of government, law, industry, and agriculture to discuss emerging developments in the field of biofuels and renewable energy. This year's conference is of particular importance as the issue of biofuel as an alternative to fossil fuel has taken center stage in the United States. We are also honored to welcome the participation and supporters.

Conference website: http://biofuels-bioenergy.conferenceseries.com/

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