Global warming, greenhouse gas regulations, food-versus-fuel, indirect land use change, deforestation—with these critical issues in the spotlight as the U.S. drives toward energy security, there has never been a more important time for advanced biofuels. The U.S. renewable fuel standard passed under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 defines advanced biofuel as any renewable fuel that meets a 50 percent life-cycle GHG emissions reduction from the petroleum baseline, and is not derived from corn starch. By 2022, the standard calls for 21 billion gallons of advanced biofuels to be used in our nation’s fuel supply. It starts now.
Advanced biofuels include:
- Ethanol from biomass
- Biodiesel (methyl esters)
- Green diesel (hydroprocessed)
- Pyrolysis oil
- Fischer Tropsch bio-derived diesel
- Bio-derived synthetic paraffinic kerosene (bio jet fuel)
- Biomass-based dimethyl ether
- Renewable diesel (thermal depolymerization)
- Green gasoline
- And more!
If corn ethanol is your only passion, then this is not the event for you. For those whose interests lie in the countless other renewable fuels emerging, if there is only one workshop you attend this year, make it the Advanced Biofuels Workshop, June 14, 2010, at the America’s Center convention hall in St. Louis. Expert presentations, informed discussion, invaluable networking—all the perks of a full conference will be experienced during this convenient one-day workshop. More than 400 people are expected to attend to learn about advanced technology updates, algae and second-generation feedstock development, market challenges and trends, R&D activities, policy, finance, project development and more. Be involved. Make a difference. Reserve your spot at the Advanced Biofuels Workshop today.