Auburn University is hosting the 2018 edition of the Thermal and Catalytic Sciences Symposium, October 8 – 10, 2018. Called TCS 2018, the event focuses on thermochemical biomass research and development and providing early career scientists and engineers an opportunity to present their research and interact with the senior researchers in the community.
Iowa State University’s Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) held the first installment of the symposium in 2010 and co-hosted the event in 2014 with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. RTI International hosted the event in 2016.
Topics to be covered at the symposium include biomass gasification and gas clean up, biomass gas to liquid, pyrolysis and upgrading, solvent liquefaction, and sugars via thermal deconstruction of cellulosic biomass. Other areas to be addressed are co-products upgrading and utilization, lignin utilization, biomass preprocessing and pretreatment, and technoeconomic analysis, life cycle analysis and policy analysis.
Abstracts and Registration
For researchers interested in presenting at the symposium, abstracts are due Apr. 15, 2018. Submit an abstract
The event will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center. The registration cost is $550 until Aug. 1, 2018; it then rises to $599. Student registration is $350. Register for TCS 2018
The chair of the TCS 2018 technical committee is Sushil Adhikari, an Alumni Professor in the Biosystems Engineering Department at Auburn University. He is also the Director for the Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts at Auburn. C0-chairs are Robert C. Brown, BEI Director and Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering at Iowa State; and David C. Dayton, a Fellow and Director of Biofuels at RTI International.
For more information about the symposium, contact Sushil Adhikari, Alumni Professor, Auburn University, 334-844-3543; firstname.lastname@example.org.