13th World Congress on

Biofuels and Bioenergy

Theme: Sustainable Development of Biofuels towards Green Growth

OCM for Biofuels Congress Series Conferences

Organizing Committee

OCM Member

Talib M. Albayati

Associate Professor
University of Technology
Iraq

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jürgen Karl

Prof
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gokare Aswathanarayana Ravishankar

Doctor
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jianbing Li

Prof
Univ. of N British Columbia
Canada

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OCM Member

Evgeny Katz

Prof
Clarkson University USA
USA

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OCM Member

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru

Prof
Idaho National Laboratory USA
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Roger Ruan

Prof
University of Minnesota
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Teresita Marzialetti

Prof
University of Concepcion Chile
Chile

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Muhammad Farooq

Prof
Heriot-Watt University
UK

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Andréia Anschau

Prof
Federal University of Technology
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Biofuels Congress 2019

OCM Member

Talib M. Albayati

Associate Professor
University of Technology
Iraq

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jürgen Karl

Prof
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gokare Aswathanarayana Ravishankar

Doctor
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jianbing Li

Prof
Univ. of N British Columbia
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Evgeny Katz

Prof
Clarkson University USA
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru

Prof
Idaho National Laboratory USA
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Roger Ruan

Prof
University of Minnesota
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Teresita Marzialetti

Prof
University of Concepcion Chile
Chile

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Muhammad Farooq

Prof
Heriot-Watt University
UK

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Andréia Anschau

Prof
Federal University of Technology
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Biofuels Congress 2018

OCM Member

Janea A. Scott

Commissioner
California Energy Commission
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mustapha Benmoussa

CEO
AGT Nutraceuticals LLC
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Cinzia Buratti

Doctor
University of Perugia
Italy

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OCM Member

Timothy G. Rials

Associate Dean and Director
The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture
USA

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OCM Member

Michael Schultz

Director
PTI Global Solutions
USA

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OCM Member

Philip J. Angevine

President
Anjou Technologies LLC
Canada

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OCM Member

Seema Singh

Director of Biomass Pretreatment
Joint Bioenergy Institute
United States of America

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Biofuels Conference 2018

OCM Member

Werner Kunz

Professor
University of Regensburg
Germany

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OCM Member

Philip Longhurst

Professor
Cranfield University
UK

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OCM Member

Karl W. Feilder

Chairman of The Neutral Group
CEO, Neutral Fuels
UAE

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OCM Member

Ajit V Sapre

Group President – R&T
Reliance Industries Limited
India

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OCM Member

Cumhur Cokmus

Professor
KONYA FOOD AND AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY
Turkey

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OCM Member

Sudip Rakshit

Professor
Lakehead University
Canada

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OCM Member

Noureddine ALLOUCHE

Professor
University of Sfax
Tunisia

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OCM Member

Qiang Wang

Professor
Institute of Hydrobiology
China

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OCM Member

Run-Cang Sun

Director
Beijing Key Laboratory of Lignocellulosic Chemistry
China

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OCM Member

Thayse A. D. Hernandes

Researcher
Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE)
Brazil

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OCM Member

MUHAMMAD USMAN

FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL
Agricultural Research System
Pakistan

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Abdeen Mustafa Omer

Associate Researcher
Energy Research Institute (ERI)
UK

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OCM Member

Abd El-Latif Hesham

Associate Professor
Assiut University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Michael D.Boot

Supportive and management staff
Eindhoven University of Technology
Netherlands

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OCM Member

Rajamohan Natarajan

Associate Professor
Sohar University
Oman

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OCM Member

Maizirwan Mel

Associate Professor
International islamic university malaysia
Malaysia

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OCM Member

Obed Majeed Ali

Sr.Lecturer
Northern Technical University
IRAQ

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OCM Member

Sivakumar Nallusamy

Assistant Professor
Sultan Qaboos University
Oman

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OCM Member

Rajan Ghimire

Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University
New Mexico

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Omar Ouda

Assistant Professor
Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University
Saudi Arabia

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OCM Member

Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari

Assistant Professor
Islamic Azad University
Iran

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Organizing Committee - Biofuels & Bioeconomy 2018

OCM Member

G.Q. Chen

Professor
Peking University
China

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OCM Member

Miguel Nuno Miranda

Researcher
at National Laboratory of Engineering and Geology (LNEG) - Solar Energy Unit (UES)
Portugal

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OCM Member

Said Elshahat Abdallah

Professor
Kafrelsheikh University
Egypt

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OCM Member

Balasubramanian Periyasamy

Assistant Professor
Heriot-Watt University
United Arab Emirates

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Abbas Amini

Assistant professor
Australian College of ACK
Australia

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OCM Member

Emin Taner ELMAS

Assistant Professor
Iskenderun Technical University
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Biofuels-2018

OCM Member

Jürgen Karl


University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gokare Aswathanarayana Ravishankar


National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jianbing Li


Univ. of N British Columbia
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Evgeny Katz


Clarkson University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru


Idaho National Laboratory
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Roger Ruan


University of Minnesota
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Teresita Marzialetti


University of Concepcion
Chile

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Abdeen Mustafa Omer


Energy Research Institute
UK

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Muhammad Farooq


Heriot-Watt University
UK

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Octavio armas Vergel


University of Castilla La Mancha
Spain

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OCM Member

Eduardo Jacob-Lopes


Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Brazil

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Andréia Anschau


Federal University of Technology
Brazil

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OCM Member

Mirosław Kwiatkowski


AGH University of Science and Technology
Poland

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OCM Member

Qiang Wang


Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

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OCM Member

Weilan Shao


Jiangsu University
China

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OCM Member

Guogian Chen


Peking University
China

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Takeshi Sako


Shizuoka University
Japan

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OCM Member

Andrea Monti


University of Bologna
Italy

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OCM Member

Hajime Hirao


City University of Hong Kong
Hongkong

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OCM Member

Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari


Islamic Azad University
Iran

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OCM Member

Jagriti Narang


Amity University
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Said Elshahat Abdallah


Kafrelsheikh University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Muhammad Usman


Agricultural ResearchSystem
Pakistan

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yogesh C. Sharma


Indian Institute of Technology(BHU) Varanasi
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Biofuels Congress 2017

OCM Member

Janea A. Scott

Commissioner
California Energy Commission
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mustapha Benmoussa

CEO
AGT Nutraceuticals LLC
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Michael Schultz

Director
PTI Global Solutions
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Philip J. Angevine

President
Anjou Technologies LLC
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Timothy G. Rials

Associate Dean and Director
The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Cinzia Buratti

Doctor
University of Perugia
Italy

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Markus Brautsch

Director
Institute of Energy Technology of the Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Piotr Kardasz

Doctor
Department of Automation and Robotics University School of Informatics Wroclaw
Poland

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Francisco Colombatti

Doctor
Agrobiotecnología del Litoral(IAL)
Argentina

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OCM Member

Sivakumar Nallusamy

Professor
Sultan Qaboos University
Oman

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Gerrit Brem

Professor
University of Twente
The Netherlands

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Seema Singh

Director of Biomass Pretreatment
Joint Bioenergy Institute
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Lala Behari Sukla

Professor
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University,
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Biofuels Conference 2017

OCM Member

Kelly Dwyer

Irish Research Council
Monaghan Biosciences
Ireland

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OCM Member

Jonathan Trent

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

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OCM Member

Marina Kousoulidou

Mechanical-Aeronautical Engineer
European Commission
Italy

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ib Johannsen

Professor Department of Engineering
Aarhus University
Denmark

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Karl W. Feilder

Chairman of The Neutral Group
CEO, Neutral Fuels
UAE

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ajay K. Dalai

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Canada Research
University of Saskatchewan
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Abd El-Latif Hesham

Professor of Microbial Genetics
Assiut University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Alireza Heidari

Faculty of Chemistry
California South University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Obed Majeed Ali

Sr.Lecturer
Northern Technical University
IRAQ

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

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 & Bioeconomy 2017

OCM Member

Dr. Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan

Distinguished Professor and Graduate Coordinator of SDSU
South Dakota State University
South Dakota, U.S

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ajit Sapre

Group President
Reliance Industries Ltd
India

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Lew Christopher

Chair of the Organizing Committee
Director
Biorefining Research Institute at Lakehead University
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Wil Burns

Co-Director
Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sevim Z. Erhan

Center Director
Eastern Regional Research Center,ARS-USDA
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Govinda R. Timilsina

Senior Research Economist
The World Bank
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

James G. Speight

Senior Consultant
CD&W Inc.
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Animesh Dutta

Director of Bio-renewable Innovation Lab
University of Guelph
Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Madhu Khanna

Professor
University of Illinois
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yogender Kumar Yadav

Director General
S. S. S. National Institute of Bio-Energy, India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Biofuels-2017

OCM Member

Rajai H. Atalla

Chairman and CTO
Cellulose Sciences International
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

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

OCM Member

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Animesh Dutta

Director
Bio-Renewable Innovation Lab (BRIL)
Canada

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OCM Member

Majid Hosseini

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

USA

Biography Research Interest

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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OCM Member

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Rajasekhar Balasubramanian

Associate Professor & Deputy Head
National University of Singapore
singapore

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ajay K. Dalai

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

S.Gobi Krishnan

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

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Organizing Committee - Biofuels-2016

OCM Member

Lew Christopher

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

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

John Kaweske

President
Bio Clean Energy
Brazil

Biography Research Interest

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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OCM Member

Arthur ragauskas

Professor
University of Tennessee
USA

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OCM Member

John R. Benemann

CEO
MicroBio Engineering
USA

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OCM Member

Frank Scholwin

Director and owner of Institute for Biogas
University of Rostock
Germany

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OCM Member

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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OCM Member

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

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OCM Member

Elia Tomás Pejó

Professor
Institute IMDEA energy
Spain

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Organizing Committee - Biofuels-2015

OCM Member

David Serrano

Professor
Chemical Engineering
Director
IMDEA Energy Institute
Spain

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OCM Member

Xuefeng Lu

Director of Key Laboratory of Biofuels
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

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OCM Member

Anthony Bridgwater

Director
European Bioenergy Research Institute
Aston University
UK

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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

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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

Biography Research Interest

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

Biography Research Interest

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