April 25-28, 2016

Hilton Baltimore at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD

Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC)

The first Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals was held in 1978 and hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN). It was the first technical meeting focusing exclusively on the biotechnologically-­‐mediated conversion of renewable feedstocks, especially lignocellulosic plant biomass, to fuels and chemicals. This annual meeting soon became large enough to be co-­‐hosted by the predecessor of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO) and the Symposium’s location alternated yearly between Tennessee and Colorado. In 2008, SIMB began handling the logistics of the meeting and locations were expanded to include other states, with the Symposium being held in alternate years in the eastern or western United States. While many aspects of this meeting have changed since its inception, several features remain the same.

ABPDU Presentations at the Conference

Scale-up and process integration of municipal solid waste conversion process

Presenter: Ling Liang

Evaluation of storage effect on the biomass conversion to sugars using alkaline pretreatment

Presenter: Qian He