报告题目：Create Synergy between CO2 Utilization and Biorefinery for Sustainability
报 告 人：林鸿飞 教授（美国华盛顿州立大学）
In line with the development of global decarbonized economy, chemical industry may advance into a new era of manufacturing “carbon-negative” fuels and commodity chemicals from the atmospheric CO2 with renewable energy. Herein, we explore the synergy between CO2 capture utilization and biorefinery for producing “carbon-negative” formate chemicals using biogenic CO2 released from biorefineries. Such a synergy may not only realize zero carbon emission in a biorefinery but also improve the carbon atom efficiency of biorefining process since the released CO2 in conventional biorefineries can be re-captured and converted into the final chemical products. Moreover, a novel catalytic reaction system is presented by coupling the dehydrogenation of glucose with the hydrogenation of a CO2-derived salt, ammonium carbonate, in an ethanol--water mixture. For the first time, the reduction of CO2 to formate by glucose has been achieved under ambient conditions.
Dr. Hongfei Lin is an Associate Professor in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at Washington State University. He received his B.E and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University, USA. After graduation, he has been a postdoctoral fellow for two years at the University of California, Santa Barbara and then worked in renewable energy industry for three years. Dr. Lin’s current research focuses on catalysis for sustainability, with the emphasis on developing liquid-phase catalytic processes for production of fuels and chemicals from renewable feedstocks. He has authored 50 scientific papers in the premier scientific journals including Energy and Environmental Science, Green Chemistry, ChemSusChem, etc. He has also delivered numerous presentations in conferences and research institutions. He is the international advisory board member of Energy Technology, and the editorial board member of Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials. He also served as the guest editor for Catalysis Today. He is the current Program Chair of the Energy and Fuels Division of American Chemical Society (ACS).