CleanTalk San Diego: Renewable Transportation Fuels

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Place: The Law Office of Mintz Levin, 3580 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
RSVP: info@cleantalksd.org
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With oil prices fluctuating, energy security concerns and climate change recognition, the need to develop sustainable renewable sources of energy is at its peak. Cellulosic ethanol is recognized as one of the most promising near term pathways for creating low-carbon, cost competitive alternative fuels that can be integrated into the current energy infrastructures. In 2008, the US produced over 9 billion gallons of ethanol displacing the need for 321 million barrels of oil. To help advance sustainability, Verenium is leveraging the biotechnology developed in the last two decades to convert canes, grasses, woods and other biomass sources into cellulosic ethanol.

Join us as Justing Stege, Ph.D., Director of Biofuels Research at Verenium Corporation (formerly Diversa), discusses some of the challenges and successes centered around alternative fuels and how Verenium is acting as a market leader in the industry. Currently, Justin?s research at Verenium is focused on the application of biotechnology to enable the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals from renewable biomass feedstocks. Programs in his group are developing improved cellulase enzymes, one of the most expensive components of the process to convert biomass into ethanol and other bioproducts.

Networking starts at 5:30pm, company presentation starts at 6:30pm

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