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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Patrick Biller, AIAS Fellow

Hydrothermal liquefaction: Accelerating nature by conversion of biomass to bio-petroleum

Info about event


Monday 24 April 2017,  at 14:15 - 16:15


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Fossil fuels were created naturally over millions of years from biological material under high heat and pressure. Hydrothermal liquefaction produces biofuels in minutes using the same approach. By using sustainable biomass and waste resources, we can reduce our impact on the environment. My presentation will cover the principles of the technology and our recent advances in producing renewable, drop-in fuel replacements.      

Short bio

Patrick Biller is a chemical engineer interested in renewable transportation fuels and renewable energy technology in general. He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds researching microalgae as a source of third generation biofuels. He moved to Aarhus in 2015 to pursue research in the hydrothermal liquefaction technology at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University. Now he works at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies where he is investigating diverse aspects of the technology working towards its commercialisation.  

Patrick Biller's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.  Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.