Breaking the Chemical
and Engineering Barriers to
Lignocellulosic Biofuels

A Workshop to Develop the Roadmap for Making Lignocellulosic Biofuels a Practical Reality


Session Notes
Invited Participants



June 25-26th, 2007 in Washington DC

The objective of this workshop is to bring together academia, industry, and governmental institutions to articulate the role of chemistry, chemical catalysis, thermal processing, and engineering in the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into liquid transportation fuels including green gasoline, green diesel, and green jet fuel. A unified national roadmap will be made from this conference as to how academia, industry and the national labs can make lignocellulosic biofuels a practical reality. Recommendations will be made and given to government, academic and industry leaders. The format of the workshop will be to have featured speakers, discussion sessions, and informal interactions.

This workshop immediately precedes the annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, June 26-29,2007 in Washington, DC.  The theme for the Green Chemistry Conference 2007 is “From Small Steps to Giant Leaps – Breakthrough Innovations for Sustainability.”  We encourage workshop participants to attend the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference ( While the call for papers closed February 28, workshop participants are encouraged to submit their abstracts to by March 20 for late addition to the program.   


Workshop Chair: George W. Huber,
University of Massachusetts-Amherst