Event to focus on biobased product, chemical, fuel coproduction

By Erin Voegele | July 15, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology’s Office (BETO) has announced plans to hold a workshop focused on the challenges associated with the coproduction of biomass-derived chemicals, products and biofuels. The event, titled “Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop,” is scheduled to be held July 16 in Westminster, Colorado.

A notice published by the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office indicates the BETO is seeking to collect information from key industry, university, national laboratory, and other stakeholders. The event is expected to identify and evaluate economic drivers for producing bioproducts and identify and prioritize targets for bioproducts produced from biofuel waste streams, coproduced with biofuels, or produced at standalone facilities. The workshop is also expected to aid in the identification of research and development challenges associated with bioproducts produced from biofuel waste streams, coproduced with biofuels or produced at standalone facilities. In addition, the event will aim to identify environmental considerations, carbon percentage dedicated to fuel versus products, and ideal intermediates for bioproduct production to enable biofuels.

According to the DOE, members of the public are welcome to attend the workshop. Registration is free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those who are interested in attending must register online by July 15. Additional information is available on the Federal Register website.