The 4th International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy System
Plenary Speakers
Prof. Shijie Liu

Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
State University of New York
New York, USA


Keynote speech title: Lactobacillus Pentosus Cultivation and Lactic Acid Production
Abstract: Lactobacillus pentosus can utilize both five and six carbon sugars, and is a probiotic bacterial having many health benefits. The main industrial product by Lactobacillus pentosus is lactic acid, which has wide applications in many fields including nutraceutical, food, and biomaterial. Generated from lactic acid monomers, polylactic acid (PLA) is an excellent alternative to petroleum based plastics as it is biodegradable and renewable. Most of the industrial lactic acid production is obtained from microbial fermentation, because an optically pure product can be obtained and renewable resources can be fed as substrates during fermentative production. However, the search for the most favorable fermentation conditions is still desired for the successful commercial development of cost competitive processes. Optimization of Lactobacillus pentosus cultivation and lactic acid production were investigated in this study. In batch fermentation of pH 6.0, the optimal temperature for Lactobacillus pentosus growth is 30 ℃ and the optimal temperature for lactic acid production from glucose is 35 ℃ (agitation speed at 150 rpm, and air flow rate at 25 mL/min).


Prof. Hossam Gaber

Professor, Director of Energy Safety & Control Lab, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Cross-Appointed), University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada.


Biography: Dr. Gabbar is a full Professor in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and cross appointed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, where he has established both the Energy Safety and Control Lab (ESCL) and Advanced Plasma Engineering Lab. He is the recipient of the Senior Research Excellence Aware for 2016, UOIT. He is leading national and international research in the areas of smart energy grids, safety and control systems, advanced plasma systems and their applications on nuclear, clean energy and production systems. More...
Keynote speech title: Towards Resilient Energy and Transportation Infrastructures
Abstract: This talk will present recent research and state-of-the-art technologies of resilient energy systems for residential, commercial, and transportation infrastructures. Advances in planning, control and protection of interconnected micro energy grids and their deployment with energy conservation strategies towards smart cities and sustainable communities. The talk will include gas-power systems, plasma-based waste-to-energy solutions, and integrated energy storage with renewable energy technologies of flywheel and battery systems. Opportunities will be discussed for profitable deployment projects and implementations in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada, and worldwide.


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