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Week-of-Webinars – National Bioenergy Day 2015

October 19, 2015 - October 22, 2015

A week of Bioenergy Webinars for National Bioenergy Day 2015

Monday, October 19th

Characterization of forest residuals for bio-jet fuel production

Time: 9:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Gevan Marrs, Feedstock Sourcing, NARA

Hosted by: Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA)

Tuesday, October 20th

The Renewable Fuel Standard 2: Updates, Threats, and Opportunities

Time: TBA

Presenter: Mike McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association

Hosted by: Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS)

The 2016 Billion-ton Report: Towards Commercialization

Time: 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Matthew Langholtz, Natural Resource & Environmental Economist, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory

Hosted by: Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS)
Trees that can be harvested as a sustainable feedstock growing on hills

Wednesday, October 21st

Converting hybrid poplar to biofuels: feedstock properties and conversion techniques

Time: 11:30 AM PDT / 2:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Rick Gustafson, Renata Bura, and Fernando Resende, University of Washington

Hosted by: Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB)

‘Woods-to-Wake’ Life Cycle Assessment of Residual Woody Biomass Based Jet-Fuel

Time: 11:30 AM PDT / 2:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Indroneil Ganguly, Assistant Professor, Research, University of Washington

Hosted by: Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA)

Developing the U.S. Bioeconomy within a global context

Time: 10:00 – 11:20 AM PDT / 1:00 – 2:20 PM EDT

Live presentations will be held at University of Tennessee and broadcasted to online participants via the via the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Bioenergy webinar portal. Presentation topics from researchers at OakRidge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee include:

Developing New Feedstock for the Bioeconomy, Tim Rials, Director, The Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Tennessee

Thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels and other products, Steve Chmely, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee

Indirect Effects of Bioenergy: International Standards and Science”, Maggie Davis, R&D Associate Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Using science to promote sustainable biofuels production in the southeastern United States

Time: 11:30 – 12:50 AM PDT / 2:30 – 3:50 PM EDT

Presentation topics include:

Environmental and socioeconomic sustainability analysis of switchgrass-to-ethanol production in Eastern Tennessee, Esther Parish, Scientist, Landscape Ecology and Regional Analysis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Examining the effects of woody biomass production for bioenergy on water quality and hydrology in the southeastern United States, Natalie Griffiths, Researcher in the Ecosystem Observations and Experiments, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Future bioenergy production in two southern tributary basins of the Mississippi River Basin is projected to improve water quality, Henriette Jager, Senior Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Thursday, October 22nd

Biomass Handling Safety

Time: 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Douglas Schaufler, Penn State University Research Associate and specialist in agricultural safety and health, agricultural machinery, fluid power, alternative fuels, edible oils, and biodiesel.

Hosted by: Northeast woody/warm season Biomass Consortium (NewBio)

Before you join us for this presentation, you may want to brush up on a few safety pointers for harvesting biomass in winter conditions by watching this new video!
This project funded by the USDA


October 19, 2015
October 22, 2015




Marina Heppenstall