Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

DOE webinar explores conversion of raw biomass into feedstock

Biomass Power & Thermal
By Lisa Gibson August 30, 2011

Biomass leaching paired with torrefaction yields a densified biomass fuel ideally suited in many ways for biopower production, according to Luis Cerezo of the Electric Power Research Institute.

Cerezo was one of several speakers participating in a lengthy U.S. DOE webinar Aug. 30 that left nothing out in its exploration of converting raw biomass materials into efficient feedstocks for liquid biofuels and biopower. The webinar was composed of technical presentations that were given at “Transforming Biomass into Feedstock,” a biomass preconversion and densification workshop event hosted by DOE’s Biomass Program, the Office of Science and the Advanced Research Projects Agency. The workshop was held Aug. 23-24 at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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