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    Pretreatment and enzymatic technology for biomass-based fuel and materials
    Update time: 2014-04-18
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    Title: Pretreatment and enzymatic technology for biomass-based fuel and materials 

    Speaker: Prof. Hyeun-Jong Bae, Department of Bioenergy Science and Technology, Chonnam National University 

    Time: 9:30 am, 23 April, Wednesday 

    Venue: Admin Building Rm. 205  


    The reducing of fossil resource and social concerns in greenhouse gas emission are promoting the development of alternative energy based on renewable source. As alternative fuel to petroleum that more than 60% is consumed in transportation, bioenergy is clearly the only sustainable low cost bio-converted resource and can substitute into transportation fuels with a large enough scale. However, as widely recognized cellulosic bioethanol production is limited by inadequate technology.  

    The commercialization of cellulosic bioethanol will depend on development of new ‘ideal’ pretreatment and application its bioconversion process to diverse sources of lignocellulosic biomass. That means improving pretreatment procedures, which is more efficient and effective cellulose accessibility to enzyme, is the critical first step to accelerate bioethanol commercialization.  

    Our pretreatment is one of the promising recent developments. The pretreatment is able to completely remove lignin from a wide range of lignocelluloses with proper size reduction and increase the cellulose accessibility to enzyme for the production of fermentable sugars. The pretreatment is investigated with various biomass feedstocks such as rice straw, corn stove, and wood wastes. Its effectiveness is evaluated by enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. 

    Curriculum Vitae 


    1997- 2002 

    Département de phytologie,  Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Received a  

    Philosophy Doctor (Ph.D.)  

    1991 - 1993 

    Graduate School of Chonnam National University, Dept of Forest Product & echnology, Kwangju, Korea. MS. 

    1985 - 1989 

    Chonnam National University, Dept of  Product & Technology, Kwangju, Korea. BS. 


    Research and Professional Experience 

    2010 - Present 

    ‘Priority Research Centers Program’ Director for Bio-energy Research Center’ at Chonnam National University 

    2007 - Present  

    Chief of Bio-energy Research Center at Chonnam National University 

    2009 - 2013 

    ‘World Class University (WCU) Project’ team’s staff member for ‘Development of Science and Technology of Renewable Bioenergy’ 

    2008 - 2013 

    BK21 project team leader ‘Added-value Utilization of Lignocellulosic Biomass’ 

    2007 - 2011 

    Biogreen 21 project team leader ‘Practical use of cellulose autohyrdrolysis for biomass bioconversion using biotechnology’ 

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