Conferences, Seminars, Tours

2015 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 8-13, 2015

Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

ABLC Next and Tour of the ABPDU

November 2-5, 2015

Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA

What’s Next for the Advanced Bioeconomy?

ABLC is the largest gathering of advanced bioeconomy senior leadership on the West Coast — focusing on advanced low carbon fuels, chemicals, and materials, advanced foods, seed and trait development, crop & soil technology, drones & robotics, and waste mitigation.

Tour of ABPDU, November 2, 2015

1:00pm     An Afternoon with the NEXT generation of technologies, and technologists

Tours of the Joint Bioenergy Center / Advanced Biofuels (and Bio-based products) Process Demonstration Unit / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Please note! Limited to the first 40 people who sign up. Bus will depart Hotel Nikko at 12:30pm.

According to BioFuels Digest, “If there’s anything that slows the advanced bioeconomy down that is under industry control, it is allocating scarce resources to the best technologies, say observers. Keeping costs down and results meeting targets, we’re told at The Digest, means accessing best-of-class partners as early as possible to reduce failure risk at (expensive) full-scale.”


Technology Challenges & Opportunities in Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology

September 28-29, 2015

Bahia Hotel, San Diego, CA

Sponsored by ABPDU

This 2 day workshop features presentations, case studies and interactive discussion on several key areas to highlight the greatest opportunities and hurdles in the developing field of industrial biotechnology for the production of fuels and chemicals. Focus areas will include integrated strain and process design/development, techno-economic analysis, process scaling, and global perspectives. By bringing together leaders in industry, academia, government, and investment to address this timely subject, the workshop will contribute to the continued growth and success of industrial biotechnology.

AIChE North Bay Meeting at the ABPDU

August 25, 5:30-8:30pm

ABPDU, 5885 Hollis Street, 3rd Floor, Emeryville, CA

From Biomass to Biopharmaceuticals; from Fracking to Farming. What are membrane separations and why are they important for future separations applications?

  • 5:30-6:30 pm Networking & Refreshments (Sponsored by ABPDU)
  • 6:30 -6:45 pm Introduction by Dr. Todd Pray, Program Head, ABPDU
  • 6:45-7:30 pm Presentation by Prof Ranil Wickramasinghe, University of Arkansas
  • 7:30-8:00 pm ABPDU Site Tour
  • 8:00-8:30 pm Questions and Wrap Up