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Cafe Scientifique

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You are cordially invited to come and chat with a scientist about an interesting and/or controversial science topic.  Patterned after the International Cafe Scientifique, the Science Department has initiated an outreach program to promote public interest in science.
Our goal is simply to have regularly scheduled sessions for informal discussions of scientific topics.

Schuler Books & Music
Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Butyric acid production from lignocellulosic biomass

Butyric acid is globally marketed with uses ranging from flavor additive and cattle feed enhancer to chemical feedstock. Production methods of butyric acid that utilize bacteria fermentation yield interesting possibilities as a potential source of fermentation substrate is lignocellulosic biomass, a renewable resource. Additionally, the downstream processing of butyric acid could provide an environmentally friendly way of generating useful fuels and chemicals in the future. How can buytic acid production be optimized? What are some of the processes lignocellulosic biomass must undergo to be a useful substrate? Join us with Dr. Adam Jaros as we explore butyric acid fermentation.

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Please join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan O'Keefe by phone at (517) 483-1110 or e-mail at

Science at Lansing Community College

Science Department
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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