KIST Biorefinery Forum
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Grand Peninsula Ballroom E

Forum Title
Issues on Biorefinery

Forum Chair
Chang Soo Kim (KIST)

As potential technology for the sustainable development of the civilization, biorefinery is emerging to provide liquid fuels and bio-chemicals to reduce fossil fuel dependence. Especially, to prevent the conflicts with foods, lignocellulosic biomass is drawing more attention as the raw material for the biorefinery. Current issues and active programs in US and Korea on biorefinery from the approach of biological and thermochemical methods will be covered. Moreover, prospects for the future and technical challenges will also be discussed.

Program and Presenters
1. Sunkyu Park, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Biorefinery approach at NC State University: Its challenges and opportunities

2. Taek Soon Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Joint Efforts for Biomass to Biofuel Researches  the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)

3. Youngsoon Um, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Biorefinery research at KIST: Current status and future perspectives

4. Chang Soo Kim, Korea KIST-UBC Bioenergy on-site Laboratory, Vancouver, Canada
Perspectives on the biorefienery and international collaboration at KIST