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Next Generation Scientists Show Biodiesel Project Posters

The conference features a first ever Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel Poster Session this year. I stopped by to see what these student presenters were displaying.

One of them is Shwetha Sivakaminathan, Clemson University. Her poster/project topic is “Comparison of biomass and lipid production of heterotropic Chlorella protothecoides using biodiesel derived crude and pure glycerol.” She speaks a language different than mine so I will let her explain her project in our interview. Shwetha is working on a Masters degree right now and contemplating a doctorate or perhaps entering industry depending on what opportunities she finds.

Listen to my interview with Shwetha here: Interview with Shwetha Sivakaminathan

Remember that you can follow what the Twitterverse is saying about the conference using the hashtag #NBB12.

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  • February 8, 2012 — 6:51 pm

    Sriram Sankar

    This is some awesome work.

  • February 9, 2012 — 7:38 am


    Dear Shwetha,

    It was great!!! keep doing your best.

  • February 9, 2012 — 2:12 pm


    Nice…..u sounded confident!!!

  • February 13, 2012 — 11:53 am


    Hi – Congrats! Hope your poster session went well & you had a lot of traffic. Good to get exposure outside classrooms & labs.

    I plan to buy a diesel fueled Mercedes Benz as soon as the cost of the bio-diesel fuel produced by your process becomes affordable!! Make it happen soon kiddo! I am waiting!!!

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