9th Annual Congress and Expo on

Biofuels and Bioenergy

Theme: Biofuels and Bioenergy for Future

OCM for Biofuels Conference Series Conferences

Organizing Committee - Biofuels-2017

OCM Member

Rajai H. Atalla

Chairman and CTO
Cellulose Sciences International
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Donald L. Rockwood

president
Florida FGT LLC
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Carlo Perego

senior vice president
Research Center for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies at Eni SpA
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Michael Wild

president
Internat. Biomass Torrefaction Council-IBTC
Austria

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Henrik V. Scheller

senior scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Malgorzata Slupska

Lignocellulosic Research Director
POET
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Seema Singh

Director of Biomass Pretreatment
Joint Bioenergy Institute
USA

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OCM Member

Animesh Dutta

Director
Bio-Renewable Innovation Lab (BRIL)
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Majid Hosseini

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
President, Bioenergix, LLC
USA

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OCM Member

Daniela Thrän

Head of the Department “Bioenergy”
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Germany

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OCM Member

Francisco García Labiano

Scientific Researcher
ICB-CSIC
Spain

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OCM Member

Sudip K. Rakshit

Canada Research Chair
Lakehead University
Canada

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OCM Member

ELIO SANTACESARIA

CEO
Eurochem Engineering srl
Italy

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Yulin Deng

Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA

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OCM Member

Ashwani Kumar

Former Head of the Department of Botany, and Director Life Sciences
University of Rajasthan
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yogender Kumar Yadav

Director
SSS National Institute of Bio-Energy
punjab,India

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OCM Member

Rajasekhar Balasubramanian

Associate Professor & Deputy Head
National University of Singapore
singapore

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OCM Member

Ajay K. Dalai

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Bio-Energy
University of Saskatchewan
Canada

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OCM Member

S.Gobi Krishnan

Director
Mogh Bioenergy (M) Sdn Bhd (MGBE)
Malaysia

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Organizing Committee - Biofuels Conference 2017

OCM Member

Kelly Dwyer

Irish Research Council
Monaghan Biosciences
Ireland

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Jonathan Trent

Director, OMEGA Global Initiative
Lead Scientist OMEGA Project, NASA Ames Research Center
USA

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Marina Kousoulidou

Mechanical-Aeronautical Engineer
European Commission
Italy

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OCM Member

Ib Johannsen

Professor Department of Engineering
Aarhus University
Denmark

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Karl W. Feilder

Chairman of The Neutral Group
CEO, Neutral Fuels
UAE

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OCM Member

Ajay K. Dalai

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Canada Research
University of Saskatchewan
Canada

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OCM Member

Abd El-Latif Hesham

Professor of Microbial Genetics
Assiut University
Egypt

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OCM Member

Alireza Heidari

Faculty of Chemistry
California South University
USA

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Obed Majeed Ali

Sr.Lecturer
Northern Technical University
IRAQ

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Tarannom Parhizkar

Department of Engineering
University of California
USA

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OCM Member

Muhammad Usman

Former Director General of Agricultural Research System

Pakistan

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Biofuels-2016

OCM Member

Lew Christopher

Chair of Oraganizing Committee
Director, Biorefining Research Institute, Lakehead University
Canada

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John Kaweske

President
Bio Clean Energy
Brazil

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OCM Member

Glaucia Souza

Professor
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Brazil

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OCM Member

Silvio Silvério da Silva

Head at Department of Biotechnology
University of São Paulo
Brazil

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Arthur ragauskas

Professor
University of Tennessee
USA

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John R. Benemann

CEO
MicroBio Engineering
USA

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Frank Scholwin

Director and owner of Institute for Biogas
University of Rostock
Germany

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Yinbo Qu

Professor of Microbiology
Shandong University
China

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OCM Member

Shirish Garud

Director
The Energy and Resources Institute
India

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Yogender Kumar Yadav

Director General
Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy
India

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OCM Member

Abd El-Latif Hesham

Associate Professor
Assiut University
Egypt

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OCM Member

Praveen Kumar Ramanujam

Head of the Department
Arunai Engineering College
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Elia Tomás Pejó

Professor
Institute IMDEA energy
Spain

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Organizing Committee - Bioenergy 2017

OCM Member

Lew P. Christopher

Chair of the Organizing Committee, Director and Professor
Biorefining Research Institute, Lakehead University
Canada

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OCM Member

Weilan Shao

Distinguished Professor
Jiangsu University
China

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Animesh Dutta

Director
Bio-renewable Innovation Lab
Canada

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OCM Member

Patricia J Harvey

Chair and Professor
University of Greenwich
United Kingdom

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Richard Sayre

Senior Research Scientist
Los Alamos National Laboratory
USA

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OCM Member

Irene M. C. LO

Professor
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

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Jana Zabranska

Professor
University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
Czech Republic

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OCM Member

Dana Pokorna

Assistant Professor
University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
Czech Republic

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OCM Member

Inder Pal Singh

President & CEO
SBI BioEnergy Inc
Canada

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Gordon Huang

Professor
University of Regina
Canada

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OCM Member

Sandra D. Eksioglu

Associate Professor
Clemson University
USA

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OCM Member

Monish Ahuja

Managing Director
Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL)
India

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OCM Member

Morten Jacobsen

Senior Project Manager
Sweco A/S
Denmark

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OCM Member

Noori Saady

Assistant Professor
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Canada

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Jay J. Cheng

Professor
North Carolina State University
USA

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José Pablo Paredes Sánchez

Professor
University of Oviedo
Spain

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Nedim Saracoglu

Director
Bartın University
Turkey

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Rintu Banerjee

Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Bioenergy 2016

OCM Member

Foster Agblevor

Director
USTAR Bioenergy Center
Utah State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Noori Saady

scientist
University of Windsor
Canada

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OCM Member

Blake A. Simmons

Vice President
Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)
USA

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Lew P. Christopher

Director
Lakehead University
Canada

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Jianzhong Sun

Director
Jiangsu University
China

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Glaucia Mendes Souza

President
University of São Paulo
Brazil

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OCM Member

Sandra D. Eksioglu

Associate Professor
Clemson University
USA

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OCM Member

P Shanmugam

Senior Principal Scientist
Central Leather Research Institute
India

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OCM Member

José Pablo Paredes Sánchez

Professor
University of Oviedo
Spain

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Mukesh Pandya

Professor
Jai Hind College
India

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OCM Member

Rintu Banerjee

Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
India

Biography Research Interest

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Mohammed Nasim

Director
Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER)
India

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OCM Member

Animesh Dutta

Director
Bio-renewable Innovation Lab
Canada

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OCM Member

Nicola Pugno

Professor
University of Trento
Italy

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Stephan Leisner

Director
Bio Oil Group
Netherlands

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Rob Mitchell

Research Agronomist
USDA-ARS
Lincoln, NE , USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

REX B. DEMAFELIS

Vice Chancellor
University of the Philippines Los Banos
Philippines

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Charles Wyman

Professor
University of California
USA

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OCM Member

Dora Foti

Associate Professor
Polytechnic of Bari
Italy

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OCM Member

Silvano Vergura

Professor
Polytechnic of Bari
Italy

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Biofuels-2015

OCM Member

David Serrano

Professor
Chemical Engineering
Director
IMDEA Energy Institute
Spain

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Xuefeng Lu

Director of Key Laboratory of Biofuels
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Anthony Bridgwater

Director
European Bioenergy Research Institute
Aston University
UK

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Lew Christopher

Director
Biorefining Research Institute
Lakehead University
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Foster Agblevor

Director
USTAR Bioenergy Center
Utah State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Daniela Thrän

Head of the Department
Bioenergy Systems
German Biomass Research Center & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Frank Rosillo Calle

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Biomass Energy
Imperial College of London
UK

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OCM Member

Blake A. Simmons

Joint BioEnergy Institute

USA

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OCM Member

Adam Lee

Chair of Sustainable Chemistry
European Bioenergy Research Institute
Aston University
UK

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Edward A. Bayer

Professor
Department of Biological Chemistry
Weizmann Institute
Isreal

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OCM Member

Philip T. Pienkos

Principal Manager of the Analytical Chemistry and Life Sciences Group
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
USA

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OCM Member

Mark Nimlos

Principal Scientist
National Bioenergy Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
USA

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OCM Member

Luis Puchades

Managing director
Ludan Renewable Energy
Spain

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Praveen Kumar Ramanujam

Professor
Head
Department of Biotechnology
Arunai Engineering College
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

B.Bharathiraja

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
Vel tech High tech Engineering College
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Abd El-Latif Hesham

Associate Professor
Genetics Department
Assiut University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest