Biopartnering Seminar Series - Brief History of Biofuels

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:30pm.
Room 120, Instructional Building.

Guest Speaker: Constantin Delibas - Senior Process Engineer, Woodland Biofuels Inc.

Brief History of Biofuels

Biofuels could replace fossil fuels in the near future bringing both environmental and economic benefits in the process. Biofuels currently used are obtained mostly from grains, especially from corn, from sugarcane, soy and other sugars or oils and led to rising prices for food. Despite the fact that biofuels can be produced from other non-food feedstocks and their production processes have been known for some time, they have not been commercialized to a large extent. This presentation will discuss the potential impact of these biofuels on the environment and economy.

About the speaker: Constantin holds a Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Iasi, Romania. He has been involved in the development and demonstration of new technologies such as biomass to fuels and chemicals for the last 10 years.

All welcome! Light refreshments served at 6:00pm.

This seminar is part of the Biopartnering Seminar Series, offered by the Master of Biotechnology Program.