National Workshop on Bioprocessing strategies for Biofuels:
Production, Modeling, Simulation and Optimization

December 11-16, 2017

School of Chemical and Biotechnology,
SASTRA University, Thanjavur 613401

"Biofuels are potential alternative "greener" energy substitute for fossil fuels and are finding increasing demand owing to the price fluctuations in oil market". Given the importance of biofuels, it is envisaged to conduct a six day workshop on biofuels that provides a comprehensive exposure to the participants towards biofuel production. The broad objective of the programme is to give the participants an exposure to the latest technologies and developments in biofuels. Topics in biofuels include but are not restricted to the production of bioethanol, biodiesel, biohydrogen, biomethane and biohythane. Hands on experience would be provided for the production of biofuels from various lignocellulosic wastes. Modeling is often unfamiliar to biologists and chemists, who nevertheless need modeling techniques in their work. The workshop will also provide hands-on exposure to use of mathematical tools (i.e MATLAB) necessary for the quantitative analysis of biological kinetics and other biological process phenomena in biofuel production in particular. Workshop also focuses on the optimization of bioprocess using MiniTab, Design Expert and Genetic algorithms.