Seminar to Explore Cellulosic Ethanol Industry Nov. 6

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Earth and Mineral Sciences Energy Institute is hosting Nitin Kolhapure, biofuels technology manger at DuPont Industrial Biosciences, on Nov. 6 as part of the Energy Exchange Seminar Series. Kolhapure’s seminar “Advancing the Cellulosic Ethanol Industry,” will provide a glimpse of DuPont’s research and process development efforts in making cellulosic ethanol a commercial reality. Kolhapure has been with DuPont in various positions since 2001. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.

His talk is part of the EMS Energy Institute’s Energy Exchange Seminar series. The talk will take place in C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory from 10 to 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served a half hour before the lecture. Seminars are open to everyone. For more information on this talk or upcoming seminars, visit the Web site.

Energy Exchange is a seminar series hosted by the EMS Energy Institute as part of its outreach mission. The seminars focus on highly relevant energy topics especially in the area of fossil fuels. Energy topics discussed include new innovations in carbon dioxide utilization, clean coal, petroleum and natural gas, and fuel cells. Speakers include Penn State faculty as well as government and industry professionals.

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