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2013 Starker Lecture Series-Forest Biomass Energy and Beyond

Wood to Wing: Envisioning an Aviation Biofuels Industry Based on Forest Residuals in the Pacific Northwest

Thursday, April 11, 2013 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Wood to Wing: Envisioning an Aviation Biofuels Industry Based on Forest Residuals in the Pacific Northwest

 

Speaker:  Michael Wolcott

Regents Professor and Director Institute for Sustainable Design Civil & Environmental Engineering.
Washington State University

For years, the focus on biofuels development has aimed at the twin bookends of feedstock development and conversion technologies. But despite years of effort and no clear winner in sight, relatively little work has addressed gaining efficiencies in the biofuels industry through supply chain efficiencies.

The challenge to envision a biofuels industry must not only consider the feedstock and technical demands of a specific conversion technology but must also consider the existing petroleum industry which supplies the current fossil fuels; the capacity of regional communities to act collectively and provide a skilled workforce; the local and national governments to develop effective policy; and the regional environmental capacity to sustainably supply the feedstock, water, and air resources.

The 2013 Starker Lecture Series will provide a forum for a state-of-the-art, wide-ranging discussion of these issues and the unique challenges and opportunities in forest biomass utilization.

For a full list of lectures please visit:

http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Can't make it to Corvallis?  View online at: http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/live-video-stream

For further information or accommodations for disabilities, call 541-737-1585.


Richardson Hall (campus map)
107
3180 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis
OR
Free
541-737-1585
College of Forestry
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