Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bio-Oil Co-Processing: Expanding the Refinery Supply System Workshop

The DoE Bioenergy Technologies Office's (BETO's) Conversion Program has scheduled a public workshop for April 3, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting a workshop on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. This workshop will explore the resource expansion potential for conventional refineries by considering biomass-derived oils as a supplemental feedstock. BETO wants to identify the next step(s) in gathering information about the physiochemical properties, reactivities, and compatibilities of intermediates to petroleum refineries. Understanding and specifying bio-oil intermediate requirements for use in petroleum refineries and the limitations of the distribution infrastructure are critical. The workshop will convene university, national laboratory, industry, advocacy, government, and other stakeholders from both the renewable energy and petroleum refining industries to discuss the potential for bio-oil co-processing, the challenges currently facing the refining industry, and the advantages that could be realized in a co-processing partnership.
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