Presentations

Energy & Climate Partnership of the Americas 

MSU/UCR Kickoff Seminar 
 
March 2012 
 
 
Ajit Srivastava, Ph. D, P.E.
 
Improving Access to Clean Energy in
  Rural Central America Using On-site  
                      Solar Biopower Generation                  
 
 
 
 
Wei Liao                                                                                                                                    Dana Kirk
     Wei Liao, Ph.D., P.E.                                                                                                                 Dana Kirk, Ph.D., P.E.
 
Small Scale Solar-Biopower Generation                                                                                  On Farm Anaerobic Digestion in
            For                                                                                                                             the United States
Central America                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                            
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                   
    Dawn Reinhold, Ph.D                                                                                                                   Luke Reese, Ph.D.      
                         
     Wetland Treatment of Organic Waste                                                                               Study Abroad: Ecological Engineering
 
                                                                                                     
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Project Updates
 
 
 
 
Costa Rica Project Team
 
WHA Project Update
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

EPA AgSTAR National Conference

June 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dana Kirk, Ph.D., P.E.
 
AgSTAR presentation:
"Small-Scale Solar-Biopower Generation
For Rural Central America"
 
 
 
 

 

 

ASABE Presentations

Dana Kirk, Ph.D., P.E.

Wei Liao, Ph.D., P.E. et al.

"Effects of Climate Region, Reaction Temperature and Feed Composition

on Microbial Community and Anaerobic Digestion Performance"

 

 


 

Other Presentations

Zhiguo Liu, Wei Liao, Yan (Susie) Liu* 

"A new anaerobic digestion effluent utilization system

integrating electrocoagulation and algal accumulation" 

 


 

All Presentations

 

 

  • Li, Q., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Powers, W. 2014. Integrated wet scrubbers-microalgae culture system: design and evaluation. Oral presentation at the 2014 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada. July 13-17
  • Li, Q., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Powers, W. 2014. Cultivating microalgae using animal production exhanst air as a nutrient source – a laboratory scale study. Oral presentation at the 2014 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada. July 13-17
  • Liu, Z., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2014. A new anaerobic digestion effluent utilization system integrating electrocoagulation and algal accumulation. Oral presentation at the 2014 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada. July 13-17
  • Chen, R., Murillo, M., Zhong, Y., Marsh, T., Uribe-Lorio, L., Uribe-Lorio, L., Kirk, D., Liao, W. 2014. Effects of climate region, reaction temperature and feed composition on microbial community and anaerobic digestion performance. Oral presentation at the 2014 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Canada. July 13-17
  • Wang, X., Ruan, Z., Sheridan, P., Boileau, D., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2014. Enhancement of microalgal biomass for bioethanol production. Oral presentation at the 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL. April 28 – May 1
  • Ruan, Z., Zanotti, M., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2014. Development of an advanced biological process to convert lignocellulose into lipid-based fuel. Poster presentation at the 36th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Clearwater, FL. April 28 – May 1
  • Liao, W.2013. A self-sustaining and scalable solar-bio-nano-based organic waste utilization concept. Oral presentation at the 13th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy from Organic Recycling, Columbus, OH. October 20-23
  • Zhong, Y., Bustanmante-Roman, M., Zhong, Y. K., Archer, S., Chen, R., Kirk, D., Liao, W. 2013. Using anaerobic digestion of organic wastes to biochemically store solar thermal energy. Poster presentation at the 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri. July 21-24
  • Zanotti, M., Ruan, Z. H., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2013. Mass and energy balance for a solar-powered lignocellulosic biodiesel refinery. Poster presentation at the 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri. July 21-24
  • Liu, Z. G., Stromberg, D., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2013. Reclaiming water from anaerobic digestion effluent using electrocoagulation (EC) treatment – integration of EC and biogas purification. Oral presentation at the 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri. July 21-24
  • Liao, W. 2013. Improving access to clean energy in rural Central America using on-site solar-biopower generation. Oral presentation at the 13th Annual Ecosystems Engineering Society Meeting, East Lansing, MI. June 10-12.
  • Liu, Z., Ruan, Z., Xiao, Y., Yi, Y., Tang, Y., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2012. Microbial conversion of sewage sludge for advanced fuel production. Oral presentation at the Fecal Sludge Management Conference 2012, Durban, South Africa. October 29-31.
  • Liao, W.2012. Integrated Farm-based Biorefining Converts Agricultural Wastes into Value-added Products. Oral presentation at the 12th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy from Organic Recycling, St. Louis, MO. October 29-31.
  • Chen, R., Yue, Z., Yang, F., MacLellan, J., Marsh, T., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2012. Effects of farm wastes co-digestion on microbial community, methane production, and fiber quality as biorefining feedstock. Oral presentation at the 2012 AIChE Annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. October 28-November 2.
  • Wang, X., Sears, B. B., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2012. Transgenic expression of a bacterial exo-acting intracellular amylase in the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplast. Oral presentation at the 2012 AIChE Annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. October 28-November 2.
  • Ruan, Z., Zanotti, M., Zhong, Y., Ducey, C., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2012. Comparison of fungal lipid accumulation on different lignocellulosic feedstocks. Oral presentation at the 2012 AIChE Annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. October 28-November 2.
  • Liao, W.2012. Biological processes for biomass conversion to bioenergy. Oral presentation at the conference of United Nations 67th Anniversary Program – Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development, East Lansing, MI. October 21-23. 
  • Moscoso, J.L., Chen, R., Kumar, S., Liao, W. 2012. Flash hydrolysis for producing algal hydrolysate hydrolysate and its application in enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulose biomass. Oral presentation at the 2012 AIChE Annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. October 28-November 2.
  • Liao, W.2012. A novel integrated farm-based biorefining on agricultural wastes for value-added fuels/chemical production. Oral presentation at the 22nd Annual Solid Waste Technical Conference, The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) Michigan Waste Industries Association (MWIA). East Lansing, MI. March 27-28, 2012.
  • Liao, W.,Yue, Z.B., Teater C., Liu, Y., Chen, R., MacLellan, J., Deitz, L., Stevenson, J. 2011. Integrated farm-based biorefining concept for agricultural residue utilization. Poster presentation at the National Academics Keck Futures Initiative Conference. Irvine, CA. November 10-13, 2011.
  • MacLellan, J., Yue, Z.B., Chen, R., Liao, W. 2011. An anaerobic bacterial culture on lignocellulosic materials for bioenergy production. Oral presentation at the AIChE 2011 Annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN. October 17-21.
  • Chen, R., Yue, Z. B., Deitz, L.A., Mulbry, W., Liao, W. 2011. Improving enzymatic hydrolysis of anaerobically digested manure fiber using algal hydrolystate. Oral presentation at the AIChE 2011 Annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN. October 17-21.
  • Wang, X.Q., Ruan, Z. H., Liao, W., Liu, Y. 2011. Comparison of glucose and glycerol metabolism of Rhizopus oryzae. Oral presentation at the AIChE 2011 Annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN. October 17-21.
  • Liao, W.,Yue, Z.B., Teater C., Liu, Y., Chen, R., MacLellan, J., Deitz, L., Stevenson, J. 2011. Integrated Farm-based Biorefining. Oral presentation at the ASABE 2011 Annual International Meeting. Lousville, KY. August 7-10.
  • Liao, W.2011. Environmental benign approaches to convert agricultural wastes into value-added energy and chemical products. Invited presentation at the Sino-U.S. Symposium on Treatment and Utilization of Animal Farm Residues. Beijing, China. May 28-29.
  • Liao, W.2010. Integrated biorefining for value added energy/chemical production. Oral presentation at the Biomass Waste to Energy Summit. East Lansing, MI. December 7.
  • Yue, Z. B., Teater, C., MacLellan, J., Liao, W. 2010. Anaerobic co-digestion of lignocellulose with dairy manure to produce feedstock for ethanol production. Oral presentation at the ASABE 2010 Annual International Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. June 20-23.
  • Teater, C., Yue, Z. B., MacLellan, J., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2010. Assessing solid digestate from anaerobic digestion as a feedstock for ethanol production. Oral presentation at the ASABE 2010 Annual International Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. June 20-23.
  • Chen, R., Deitz, L., Liu, Y., Liao, W., Stevenson, J. 2010. Algal cultivation on anaerobic digested animal wasets for nutrient removal and biofuel production. Oral presentation at the ASABE 2010 Annual International Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. June 20-23.
  • Liao, W.,Yue, Z. B., Teater, C., Liu, Y., Wang, J., Chen, R., MacLellan, J., Deitz, L., Stevenson, J. 2010. Integrated anaerobic digestion/algal cultivation system for value added energy/chemical production. Oral presentation at the 1st Canada – U.S. symposium on microalgae for bioenergy and other applications. Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. June 14, 2010.
  • Wang, X. Q., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2010. Transgenic microalgae for thermophilic alpha-amylase production. Oral presentation at the 1st Canada – U.S. symposium on microalgae for bioenergy and other applications. Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. June 14, 2010.
  • Zhang, L., Niu, X. R., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2010. Enzymatic hydrolysis of ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) treated corn stover using different enzyme cocktails. Poster presentation at the Northeast Sun Grant Regional Conference. Syracuse, NY. May 24 – May 26.
  • Liao, W.,Yue, Z. B., Teater, C., Chen, R., MacLellan, J., Deitz, L., Liu, Y., Stevenson, J. 2010. Integrated farm-based biorefinery (IFBBR). Poster presentation at the 32nd symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Clearwater, FL. April 19- April 23.
  • Zhang, L., Liu, Y., Niu, X. R., Liu, Y., Yue, Z. B., Liao, W. 2010. Hydrolysis of cellulosic materials using fungal enzymes cultured on different carbon sources. Poster presentation at the 32nd symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals. Clearwater, FL. April 19- April 23.
  • Liu, Y., Zhang, L., Yue, Z. B., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2009. Enhanced cellulase and xylanase production from pelletized Trichoderma Reesei fermentation. Oral presentation at the AIChE Annual Meeting 2009. Nashville, TN. November 9 – November 13.
  • Liao, W.,Liu, Y., Wu, B., Chen, S. 2009. Coupled mixing flow and mass transfer model for pelletized fungal fermentation. Oral presentation at the Inverse Problems Symposium 2009. East Lansing, MI. June 1-2.
  • Liu, Y., Li, R., Chen, R., Liao, W., Stevenson, J. 2009. Algae research for energy/chemical products. Oral presentation at the Michigan Agri-energy conference 2009. Kalamazoo, MI. March 30 –March 31.
  • Liao, W.,Yue, Z. B., Teater, C., Liu, Y., Safferman, S. 2009. Integrated anaerobic digestion system for small-medium farms. Oral presentation at the Michigan Agri-energy conference 2009. Kalamazoo, MI. March 30 – March 31.
  • Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Liao, W. 2009. Mixture culture of pelletized fungi to produce a high efficient cellulytic-lignolytic-xylanolytic enzyme system for lignocellulosic ethanol biorefining. Poster presentation at the 2009 Sun Grant Initiative Energy Conference. Washington, DC. March 10 – 13. 
  • Liao, W.,Safferman, S., Liu, Y., Stevenson, J. 2009. Alternative energy production on the farm. Oral presentation at the 2009 agriculture’s conference on the environment. Lansing, MI. January 28. (invited talk)