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Science Seminar

Waste Biomass to Products:  A Chemical Engineering Journey
Joan Lynam
Louisiana Tech University
11:00 am, March 9, 2023 
Glaske C101, Berry Auditorium
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas


Dr. Joan Lynam, the program chair for Chemical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, will describe her methods for converting waste biomass from food processing into products. She and her Biomass Team work with rice husks, sugarcane bagasse, and coffee silverskins. Using hydrothermal carbonization and deep eutectic solvents, these wastes can be converted into fuel pellets, plasticizers for cement and asphalt, and sugars for fermentation into liquid biofuels.