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Academic Report: New Progress in Bio-manufacturing



Topic: New Progress in Bio-manufacturing

Time: At 15:30, July 10 (Tuesday), 2018.

Venue: Lecture Hall, 18th floor, Century Building, East Campus

Lecturer: Ouyang Pingkai

Lecturer Profile:

Ouyang Pingkai, born in Hunan Xiangtan, is a professor and doctoral supervisor of Nanjing University of Technology. Now he is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Academician Ouyang Pingkai graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering of Tsinghua University in 1981 with a master's degree; Ph.D. in Honours Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Academician Ouyang Pingkai is the earliest interdisciplinary person involved in biochemical industry in China. As a pioneer and advocate of bio-manufacturing and industrial biotechnology in China, he has long been studying the application of biotechnology in advanced engineering of chemical, materials and fine chemicals.

He and his team have made a series of pioneering and effective efforts in bio-catalytic engineering, new biochemical equipment, and inferior biomass production materials, energy and chemicals, and reducing environmental pollution. The application of biocatalyst reaction and separation coupling method has achieved remarkable results in the bio-manufacturing of chiral compounds and the production of high-energy phosphorous compounds. It has won the first prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award and the second prize of National Technology Invention. His work in the field of industrial biotechnology has received extensive attention at home and abroad. He has served as the chairman of the China Bio-industry Conference, and won the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Technology Progress Award, DuPont Science and Technology Innovation Award, and the first Zhao Yonggao Innovation Achievement Award.

He is currently the honorary chairman of the China Society of Bioengineering, the honorary president of the Jiangsu Provincial Institute of Industrial Technology, and the Director of the National Biochemical Engineering Technology Research Center. He has served as the president of Nanjing University of Technology and the chairman of the Jiangsu Association of Science and Technology.

Lecture Introduction:

Traditional manufacturing models pose challenges to the human environment. Bio-manufacturing is an important way for sustainable social development. Advances in biotechnology have driven the development of bio-manufacturing, especially as synthetic biology has injected new vitality into bio-manufacturing. The problem facing China's bio-manufacturing is where does the resource come from? China's inferior biomass resources feature scattered distribution, rich in kinds and amount. How to use China's rich non-food biomass?

Bio-manufacturing has achieved remarkable results in energy and materials manufacturing. How to solve the source of raw materials and strengthen product derivatization are crucial to the sustainable development of bio-manufacturing in China. Efficient use of low-quality biomass and methane production has the triple strategic significance of energy conservation, emission reduction and resource utilization. At the end of 2016, China issued the 13th Five-Year Plan for Biomass Energy Development, pointing out that by 2020, fuel ethanol production will reach 4 million tons. The high value of lignin utilization brings new opportunities for cellulose alcohol. In addition, the large-scale application of bio-based materials in the next decade will become the highlight of 2025 China.

School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering

July 9, 2018

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