EBI Personnel Directory Chung, Po-Wen (Cedric)

Biomass Depolymerization

Po-Wen (Cedric) Chung





Enzyme-Inspired Catalysts For Enhancing Biofuels Production

Lignocellulosic biomass processing is fundamentally limited by the availability of low-cost processing methods for depolymerization and hydrolysis. This project will use rational design of catalytic materials to develop materials to facilitate the chemoselective conversion of biomass into fuel. Because dissolved cellulose is an imperative precursor in biofuel production, the lab is also developing cost-effective processing dissolution schemes. The novel strategies Katz’s group is employing hold promise as complementary methods to biological treatment of biomass.