U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways Webinar, November 18, 2010
November 8, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Biomass Program is hosting a Webinar on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 3:00–4:30 p.m. EST, entitled “Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways.” This Web conference is the second installment in the Biomass Program’s Webinar series, which will cover many of the Program’s activities and feature “Hot Topics” discussions relevant to the development of renewable fuels, power, and products from biomass resources.
This Webinar will feature an overview of the Program’s ongoing advanced biofuels research and will include presentations on biochemical and thermochemical conversions. This session will also discuss the progress the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium (NABC) is making in research, development, and demonstration of process technology strategies to convert biomass feedstock into a form that can be used in a petroleum refinery. These new and innovative approaches can advance the commercialization and adoption of advanced biofuels.
The Biomass Program welcomes interested stakeholders from industry, academia, research institutions, government, non-profits, other organizations, and the general public. Presenters include:
- Leslie Pezzullo and Paul Grabowski, members of the Biomass Program’s conversion technologies team
- Tom Foust (NREL), Principal Investigator and NABC Director
- John Holladay (PNNL), Chief Technology Officer of the NABC.
Registration: This Webinar is free to all participants, but as space is limited, be sure to register in advance to secure your spot at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/438349409. You will receive the URL, password, and phone number via e-mail prior to the Webinar. You will need this information in order to connect.
About Biomass: Biomass is a clean, renewable energy source that can help to significantly diversify transportation fuels in the United States. The Biomass Program is helping transform the nation's renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. To learn more, visit the Biomass Program Web site.
About NABC: The National Advanced Biofuels Consortium (NABC) is a partnership of 17 industry, National Laboratory, and university members, and is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The consortium is developing technologies to convert lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks to biofuels that are compatible with the existing transportation infrastructure. The NABC will integrate these technologies with existing refineries and distribution networks. To learn more, visit the NABC Web site.