In April 2012, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a national “Bioeconomy Blueprint,” outlining strategies for harnessing research and innovation in the biological sciences to generate economic growth. Building on early scientific and technological research, the bio-based economy is one of the fastest-growing segments within the global economy today and holds tremendous potential as an engine for economic growth across a number of industrial sectors. Ultimately, the bio-based economy is aimed at supplanting dependence on fossil fuels and transitioning towards a more sustainable, low-carbon economy.
No facility is perhaps in a better position to capitalize on this unfolding opportunity than the advanced biorefinery. Including retooled first generation ethanol and biodiesel refineries and greenfield integrated biorefineries, these facilities convert abundant and renewable biomass resources into electric power, heat, fuels, chemicals, and other advanced products. By leveraging a variety of technologies, innovative conversion processes, and feedstocks while producing a range of end-products, advanced biorefineries are rapidly emerging as the workhorses of the bio-based economy.
Featuring senior research analyst Mackinnon Lawrence along with Brian Thome, CEO of EdeniQ, and Biofuels Digest publisher Jim Lane, this webinar provides an overview of the current state of the biofuels industry, examines the future of the advanced biorefinery, and explores emerging business models aimed at scaling the bio-based economy through the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals.
- Bio-based economy
- Advanced biofuels
- Renewable chemicals and products
- Combined heat and power (CHP)
- Anaerobic digesters (AD)
- Integrated biorefineries
- Market barriers and drivers for bioenergy and bioproducts
What does this webinar answer?
- What is the bio-based economy and who benefits?
- What role will integrated biorefineries play in the emerging bio-based economy?
- What are the most promising end-market opportunities in the bio-based economy?
- What obstacles to widespread scale-up persist and how can they be overcome?
- How can existing biofuels infrastructure be leveraged for the next wave of growth?
Who needs to attend?
- Conventional and advanced biofuels producers
- Advanced chemicals producers and stakeholders
- Biomass feedstock growers and suppliers
- Investors and financial institutions
- Government agencies
- Industry associations