Webinar -Thermochemical Technologies for Production of Fuels and Biobased Products - Feb 13, 2013

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The first in a new CenUSA web seminar series will be held Wednesday, February 13.  8 a.m. PST, 9 MT, 10 CT, 11 ET

“Introduction to Thermochemical Technologies for Production of Fuels and Biobased Products.”


In this webinar, Dr. Robert Brown will discuss the merits of thermochemical processing of biomass for the production of fuels and bio-based products.

Thermochemical processing is distinguished from biochemical processing in the use of heat and catalysts instead of microorganisms and enzymes. This talk will describe the thermochemical technologies of gasification, pyrolysis, and solvent liquefaction and the companies that are developing these commercially.


Presenter Dr. Robert Brown is a foremost expert and author on biomass conversion processes with the CenUSA project and the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University. He has published two textbooks on conversion of biomass to fuel. His expertise in conversion helped form the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University. He will discuss the opportunities and challenges of biomass conversion


How To Connect:


Start connecting 5 minutes prior to the start time. You need a computer with Internet access (if at all possible avoid using wireless internet) and speakers. At the meeting time, copy and paste this URL into your browser to enter the meeting:



At that URL you will find a login page. “Enter as a Guest” with your name, and business or institution and click “Enter Room.” The audio portion of the meeting will come through your computer speakers.


Any time before the meeting you can visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect:




Past web seminars will be archived at http://vimeo.com/cenusabioenergy and with others from eXtension Farm Energy on our Media Site



CenUSA Bioenergy is a coordinated research and education effort investigating the creation of a regional system in the Central US for producing advanced transportation fuels from perennial grasses on land that is either unsuitable or marginal for row crop production. In addition to producing advanced biofuels, the proposed system will improve the sustainability of existing cropping systems by reducing agricultural runoff of nutrients in soil and increasing carbon sequestration.

CenUSA is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


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