Csu Professor to Discuss Biofuels at Engineering Innovations Breakfast in Denver Nov. 13

Note to Editors: Reporters interested in attending the breakfast should RSVP to Emily Wilmsen no later than Monday, Nov. 12

Kenneth Reardon, professor and associate department head of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University, will speak about CSU’s research in biofuels and biorefining for the 2007/2008 Engineering Innovations Breakfast Series on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The breakfast will be 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S. Clinton St., Englewood. Cost is $20. Reservations are required by Monday, Nov. 12 by calling (970) 491-7028.

Reardon, one of Colorado State’s top experts in biofuels, is the CSU site director for the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels, or C2B2. C2B2 was founded in March 2007 by the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory, a consortium consisting of four institutions: Colorado State University, the Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado-Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Reardon’s research group blends engineering analysis with proteomics and other experimental methods from microbiology and biochemistry to gain insights into biological systems. These approaches are used in projects in bioprocessing (including the production of biofuels), environmental biotechnology, and biomedical science and engineering. His biofuels-related research began more than 20 years ago with a project on the production of butanol from sugars and now includes studies on bioreactor design and algae.