23 September 2016 – Rich Altman, CAAFI’s Executive Director Emeritus, and Ben Devries, Treasure Coast Education and Research Park CEO, gave the kickoff presentations for the fourth series of Seminars on Alternatives to Petroleum (SOAP)-Jet webinars hosted by CAAFI’s R&D Team. This fourth series of webinars will focus on CAAFI’s deployment and state initiative activities. The webinars are intended to provide a forum for members of the alternative jet fuel R&D community to discuss technology and related gaps and challenges, share lessons learned, methodologies, and strategies in order to promote communication among stakeholders.
The webinar was well attended by more than 60 participants.
A primary role of the CAAFI/USDA led "Farm to Fly 2.0" resolution (F2F2) is to engage and encourage local and regional supply chain development, from growers / feedstock source and engaging processors to end customers and key stakeholders (e.g. Environmental NGO's and local government and private interests). In the first of three planned webinars, Rich Altman provided an overview of East Coast initiatives from Vermont to Florida. In the first of five case studies, Ben Devries explained the rationale, development and progress of efforts to replace citrus farming (lost to citrus greening disease) with an energy-crop supply-chain featuring major airline and DOD customers and multiple fuel processors.
To view the slide deck from Rich Altman’s presentation click here. To view Ben Devries’ Prezi click here.