4th Environment-Enhancing Energy (E2-Energy) Conference 2016

July 6 – 8, 2016   Beijing, China        2016年7月6 – 8日   中国北京

Featured Speakers:

Cao, Xianghong, Senior Vice President
Academician of the Chinese Academy of

Cheng, Jun, Professor
Zhejiang University

Easter, Robert A, Professor and
President Emeritus

University of Illinois

Feng, Yujie, Professor
Harbin Institute of Technology

Fu, Qian, Professor
Chongqing University

He, Brian, Professor
University of Idaho

Li, Baoming, Professor
China Agricutural Univeisity

Li, Zifu, Professor
University of Science and Technology

Liao, Qiang, Professor
Chongqing University

Martins, Marcio Arêdes, Professor
Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazi

Peng, Hui, Professor
Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and
Bioprocess Technology

Qin, Song
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ruan, Roger, Professor
University of Minnesota

Savage, Phil, Professor
College of Engineering, PennState

Wang, Jawkai
Academician of U.S. Academy of

Xiao, Rui, Professor
Southeast University


   The Environment-Enhancing Energy (E2-Energy) is a concept of producing renewable biofuels and chemicals with economical viability and environmental sustainability. This Conference explores the resources and production technologies for next generation of hydrocarbon fuels and biomaterials with environment-enhancing capabilities, with specific respects to carbon capture, nutrients reuse, wastewater treatment and reuse. Feedstocks are focused on biowastes and other types of biomass including but not limited to those from agricultural, industrial and municipal sources.

   Environmental protection and energy production are among the greatest challenges facing mankind in the 21st century. Mitigation on climate change are in eminent demand. China and the United States are the top two energy users, and at the same time the top two CO2 emitters. The shared responsibilities on these two great countries to meet these grand challenges are unprecedented. In the context of our modern society, the relationship of environment and energy are more often opponents rather than friendly co-existents. To sustain our economy and environment, our energy sources must be environmentally enhancing and economically sustainable. We envision that E2-Energy technologies should be explored to aim at meeting our entire liquid fuel need, achieving net-zero carbon emission and complete water reuse, and cycling the nutrients in the feedstocks.


  • Issues of energy, environment, national security and economic development
  • State-of-the-art technologies for next generation of hydrocarbon fuels and new chemicals
  • Bioscience and engineering of biomass production
  • Thermochemical processes of biowastes/biomass for liquid/gaseous fuels or chemicals
  • Biochemical processes of biowastes/biomass for liquid/gaseous fuels or chemicals
  • Biomass (Algae and lignocellulose) for liquid/gaseous fuels or chemicals
  • Waste water cleaning and water resources in bioenergy and chemicals production
  • Carbon sequestration and nutrient reuse
  • Catalysis of biomass conversion
  • Socio-Economic issues related to bioenergy

  • Featured Speakers:

    Xing, Xinhui, Professor
    Tsinghua University

    Yang, Hong, Professor
    ChBE, University of Illinois

    Zhang, Yuanhui, Professor
    University of Illinois

    Zhou, Wenguang, Professor
    Nanchang University

      Format   Deliverables   Key Deadlines


        The 1st Environment-Enhancing Energy Forum was initiated in 2010, Beijing, Initiated by scholars in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and China Agricultural University (CAU) (http://www.e2-energy.illinois.edu/Forum2010.html). The theme is to explore the emerging technology and future of renewable fuel to replace fossil fuel and at the same time to protect our environment. Since then China has become the second largest economy, the largest fossil fuel user and the largest carbon emission source in the world. The forum grows to a general area of Environment-Enhancing Energy and Renewable Resources, and becomes a biannual conferences: 2012 in Shanghai, 2014 in Beijing.


       1. Report the emerging and future E2 Energy technologies for next generation hydrocarbon liquid fuels with a total net-zero, or negative carbon emission during their life-cycles. Such technologies include liquid fuel conversion from biowastes (of animal, municipal and food processing) and biomass (of algae and lignocellulose). An example is hydrothermal process (HTP) of biowastes and algae into crude oil which mimics nature’s process by using similar feedstocks to produce crude oil within minutes instead of geological time

       2. Promote collaborations among, and invest in the academia, industry and government agencies jointly or independently, in the R&D of E2 Energy area. Such collaborations and investments may include (but not exclude) establishing research centers, exchanging scientists, allocating special funding for such R&D programs (both in China and U.S.), and being included in the upcoming ‘Five-Year Plan’ (in China).

    Organized by: China Agricultural University. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chongqing University.


    Scientific Committee:

    Cao, Xianghong, China Sinopec Group
    Chang, Jo-Shu, National Cheng Kung University
    Chen, Shulin, Washington State University
    Chi, Zhanyou, Dalian University of Technology
    Dong, Renjie, China Agriculture University
    Feng, Yujie, Harbin Institue of Technology
    Fu, Pengcheng, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    He, Brian, University of Idaho
    Lasse, Rosendahl, Aalborg University
    Li, Baoming, China Agricultural University
    Li, Jiachun, Institue of Mechanics Chinese Academy of Science
    Li, Xiujin, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    Liao, Qiang, Chongqing University
    Liu, Dehua, Tsinghua University
    Liu, Rui, Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghai University Zhejiang
    Luo, Zhongyang, Zhejiang University
    Martins, Marcio Arêdes, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazi
    Qin, Song, Yantai Institute of Coastl Zone Research Chinese Academy of Science
    Peng, Hui, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Ruan, Roger University of Minnesota
    Savage, Phillip, The Pennsylvania State University
    Wang, Aijie, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Wang, Jaw-Kai, Academician of U.S. Academy of Engineering
    Wang, Kaijun, Tsinghua University
    Wang, Qiang, Institute of Hydrobiology China Academy of Science

    Scientific Committee:

    Xing, Xinhui, Tsinghua University
    Yang, Hong, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
    Yi, Weiming, Shandong University of Technology
    Zhang, Guangming, Renmin University
    Zhao, Lixin, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering
    Zhou, Wenguang, University of Minnesota
    Zong, Baoning, Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Processing

    Organizing Committee:

    Zhang, Yuanhui, University of Illinois/CAU–Co-Chair
    Liao, Qiang, Chongqing University–Co-Chair
    He, Brian, Idaho University–Proceeding Chair
    Liu, Zhidan, China Agricultural University–Program Chair
    Lu, Haifeng, China Agricultural University–Secretary
    Chen, Rong, Chongqing University
    Duan, Na, China Agricultural University
    Fu, Qian, Chongqing University
    Ji, Fang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering
    Li, Jun, Chongqing University
    Li, Baoming, China Agricultural University
    Wang, Chaoyuan, China Agricultural University
    Wang, Yingkuan, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering