【Special Lecture】The lecture has been canceled due to certain reasons.
Conversion of CO2 and biomass into fuels and chemicals in high temperature water: Technology that mimics nature
Friday, August 19, 2011
13:00 - 14:00
Lecture room #4, Ecollab.
Fangming Jin, Distinguished Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Visiting Professor, Tohoku University
A serious global energy crisis and global warming caused by CO2 is due to imbalance between the slow
formation of fossil fuels and rapid consumption by human activities.
To diminish the imbalance, a rapid conversion of biomass and CO2 intofuel and chemicals is important. Hydrothermal reaction has acted as a very important role during formatting fossil fuels. Thus, if humans could simulate the natural phenomena of the formation of fossils, then, it should quickly turn biomass and CO2 into fuels and chemicals. Thus, this presentation gives an overview of some recent studies of hydrothermal conversion of biomass, mainly including cellulosic and lignocellulosic biomasses, and CO2, into chemicals, such as, acetic acid, lactic acid and formic acid.