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Fermentation Short Course

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DAY 1: INTRODUCTION TO FERMENTATION

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

8:00am – 5:00pm 

An overview of fermentation science and applications of fermentation technology  

  • Fermentation Overview- presented by Dr. Vijay Singh
  • Fermentation Examples- presented by Dr. Mike Miller 
  • Designing a Fermentation
  • Prep, Media, Sterilization- presented by Dr. Matt Stasiewicz 
  • Aerobic Vs. Anaerobic Fermentations- presented by ADM
  • Growth, Metabolism, & Feeding
  • HANDS ON LEARNING: Fermentation preparation demonstrations in pilot plant with IBRL Pilot Plant Specialists

EVENING  

5:30pm-7:30pm

Reception & tour at Riggs Beer Company 

Transportation provided

DAY 2: Equipment Decisions and Process Optimization

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

8:00am – 5:00pm 

A dive into optimizing your fermentation design, and how to scale-up

  • Fermentation Scale-Up Considerations
  • Fermentation Kinetics, Mass & Heat Transfer
  • Centrifugation
  • Chromatography- presented by Novasep
  • Ceramic Membranes
  • HANDS ON LEARNING: DSP Demonstrations in pilot plant with IBRL Pilot Plant Specialists

EVENING 

5:00pm-7:00pm

Reception and Graduate Research Presentations @ the I-Hotel Conference Center 

DAY 3: Economic Analysis and Process Modeling

Thursday, March 30, 2023 

8:00am -4:00pm 

Understanding the scientific background of fermentation is great, but what happens when you’re ready to implement it in an industrially relevant setting? 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST

  • Facility Construction Considerations
  • Process Modeling & Economic Analysis- presented by April Hoffart, ADM
  • New Fermentation-Based Markets

CERTIFICATE AWARDS AND ADJOURNMENT 

 

General Information 

When: March 28-30, 2023 

Where: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab (ibrl.aces.illinois.edu) 

Cost: $3000

Early Bird Registration by: January 31, 2023 ( $500 discount)

Registration closes March 1, 2023 or when course capacity is reached

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Contacts:

Beth Conerty (217) 300-4543 bconety@illinois.edu

Amy Rogers (217) 300-7613 arogers9@illinois.edu

Kerri Peters (217) 333-7311 kerrip@illinois.edu

 

Hotel information: iHotel

IBRL has a room block at the I-Hotel To make a reservation, please click on this link: https://book.rguest.com/wbe/group/1907/stayatthei/auth?group=IBRL03

Use Password: !9ESM

Reservations may also be made by calling the I-Hotel at 217-819-500. Be sure to mention Group Code: IBRL03

Transportation

IBRL will provide a shuttle each day from the Hotel to the course and back at the end of the day. They will also provide shuttle service to evening events.