2nd Annual Hybrid Processing Symposium

May 15-16, 2013, Ames, IA

Iowa State University’s Hybrid Processing group of Zhiyou Wen, Laura Jarboe, and Zhanyou Chi hosted the 2nd Annual Hybrid Processing for Biorenewable Fuels & Chemicals Production Symposium at Reiman Gardens, May 15-16, 2013 in Ames, IA.  This workshop was supported by Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute,  Office of BiotechnologyPlant Sciences Institute, and the Iowa Energy Center.

Hybrid Processing is a combination of thermochemical biomass deconstruction and biological utilization of the resulting sugars, organic acids and syngas.  Iowa State currently has a well-established program on thermochemical processing, therefore, our hybrid program’s focus is on the biological side, i.e. syngas fermentation and bio-oil fermentation.  The goal of the workshop was to develop collaborations in this research area.


Hybrid Processing: Best of Both Worlds, Robert C. Brown, Bioeconomy Institute, Iowa State University

Syngas & Gas Clean Up, Patrick J. Woolcock, Iowa State University

Hybrid Processing, Robert Fireovid,  USDA Agricultural Research Service

Biological Utilization of Bio-oil for Fuels and Chemicals, Zhiyou Wen, Iowa State University

The Economics of Hybrid Processing, Tristan Brown, Bioeconomy Institute, Iowa State University

Biobutanol Fermentation, Hans Blaschek, Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Bioeconomy Institute trading card