About Myself:

My name is Paul McIntosh, I am 27 and am married to my beautiful wife Taryn. I live in Parklands, Cape Town, South Africa. I am the author of this blog site.

I am a Chemical Engineer and graduated at the end of 2009 from the University of Stellenbosh. I worked for two years as a research engineer at the University of Stellenbosh in which time I was responsible for installation, commissioning of maintenance of a number of pilot plants. This included a steam explosion pilot plant, a 150L bioreactor and two 20L bioreactors. During this time I also on a project to develop Sweet Sorghum as a second generation bioethanol feedstock focussing on selection of cultivars through small scale dilute acid pretreatment and steam explosion pretreatment with the pilot plant.

I am currently busy finishing a Masters in Chemical Engineering in which my thesis is on the selection of Sweet Sorghum cultivars for Second generation bioethanol.

Please feel free to contact me regarding second generation bioethanol production or any other questions you may have

Contact Details:

e-mail adress: pmcintosh@sun.ac.za

Cellphone: +27 83 650 6510

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