Drystill hosts Session at BIO International Convention

The BIO International Convention will be held from June 3 to 6 at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre in Philadelphia. It is expected to attract 16,000 participants. On June 4 at 11:00 AM in Room 110AB, Drystill is hosting an educational Session entitled “Is Hand-Me-Down Separation Technology Holding Back The Bioeconomy?” It was Drystill that proposed the topic to BIO. BIO accepted the proposal and Drystill organized the session.

A panel of five distinguished speakers will address the topic.

First is Professor Anton Kiss of the University of Manchester, UK. He is a respected world authority on chemical separations and process intensification. Prof Kiss will serve as moderator for the Session.

Next on the roster is Doug Berven, VP of Corporate Affairs for POET, a great advocate and pioneer in the Bioeconomy.

Dr. Deepak Kumar of the University of Illinois will speak about his experimental work in the field of CARAF, Concurrent Alcohol Removal And Fermentation.

Dr. Reyna Gomez-Flores of Lambton College in Sarnia Ontario will present her experimental work in CARAF. Her work used Pass-Through Distillation (PTD) as the means of removing ethanol from the living fermentation broth. Drystill was the supplier of the equipment.

Last of all Ian McGregor, CTO of Drystill, will explain why conventional distillation is incapable of implementing CARAF and why PTD can.

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