First Sunday

  • 08/07/2016
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Pellissippi State Community College

 "Trees into Fat."

Tyrone Wells will discuss an overview of his current work at Oakridge National Laboratory's Bioscience Division involving bioconversion.  His work entails taking lignin, a component in woody biomass that has limited market value, and converting it into higher-value essential oils using bacteria.  This work has applications in green energy as the oils have use as a fungible biodiesel.  Wells discussed this conversion process and other uses for specialty oils.

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