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GIEC Experts Attend 2011 Annual Session of American Institute of Chemical Engineers


The 2011 Annual Session of American Institute of Chemical Engineers was convened in Minneapolis, U.S.A from Oct. 16th to Oct. 21st. This conference covered the latest research technologies developed in almost all new fields relating to chemical engineering, in which the energy session was composed of four parts, namely, solar energy and nuclear energy, Lignocellulosic biomass refining, hydrogen energy production and storage, and green manufacturing.

In the session with the theme of Lignocellulosic biomass refining, experts had an in-depth exchange of ideas on the following topics involving biomass refining: raw materials production and supply, pretreatment technology, biological technologies such as Enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation, reaction kinetics and reactor design, the reaction system, carbon cycle evaluation during the process of manufacturing, strategies and policies for achieving sustainable development, as well as many other hot issues. Dr. Xinshu Zhuang from GIEC was invited to deliver a report named “Green and High Efficient Enzyme Hydrolysis Process for Sweet Sorghum Bagasse”, introducing the latest progresses made by GIEC in the field of Cellulosic ethanol research, which aroused great interest of the present experts.