Biomass to Energy: An Overview Short Course
This course will provide a broad introduction to the area of biomass utilization for energy.
Apr 14, 2010
from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
|Where||West Liberty, KY|
|Contact Name||Teresa Epperson|
Biofuel Marketers, Producers, Sales Reps
Bio-energy Association Affiliates
Federal & State Legislative Staffers
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April 14, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
West Liberty, KY
Regional Enterprise Center
151 University Dr.
West Liberty, KY 41472
The development of low cost, high capacity processes for the conversion of biomass into fuels and chemicals is essential for expanding the use of carbon neutral processes, reducing dependency on fossil fuel resources, and increasing rural income. Biomass can be used either in its raw state as an energy source, for example, by co-combustion with fossil fuels, or can be converted to energy-dense liquids suitable for use as transportation fuels. Although the recent "food versus fuel" debate has raised doubts about the benefits of biofuels derived from food crops, there is a general consensus that biofuels production will continue to expand, based increasingly on non-food crops.
Both current and emerging technologies will be considered, including bioethanol production from corn starch and cellulosic biomass, and the production of biodiesel and so-called "green" or "renewable" diesel. Other topics that will be covered include the development of new feedstocks such as sweet sorghum and algae, and the economics of biomass utilization.
The Biorefinery Concept
Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass - Thermochemical Conversion Processes
Pyrolysis Oil Utilization and Upgrading
New Feedstock Opportunities
Economics of Biomass Utilization
Mark Crocker, University of Kentucky - Short Course Chair
Rodney Andrews, University of Kentucky
Czarena Crofcheck, University of Kentucky
Mike Montross, University of Kentucky
Sam Morton, University of Kentucky
Jim Neathery, University of Kentucky
Darrell Taulbee, University of Kentucky
For registration and more information, visit the Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research Web site.
Open to the public. Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
To earn five engineering professional development hours offered with this course, add $25.00 to the $50.00 fee.
Organized by the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research.