17 October 2013 - The CAAFI R&D Team held its inaugural Seminars on Alternatives to Petroleum – Jet (SOAP-Jet) webinar on Friday, October 11 at 1 pm Eastern time. Over 75 people attended this initial seminar via webinar and/or telephone.
The webinar series is intended to provide a forum for information sharing and member participation in cutting edge R&D topics relating to alternative jet fuels. The first four webinars are focused on recipients of the US DOE’s Carbon, Hydrogen, and Separation Efficiencies in Bio-Oil Conversion Pathways (CHASE Bio-Oil Pathways) grants.
On October 11, Drs. Daniel Resasco (University of Oklahoma), Steven Crossley (University of Oklahoma) and Vikas Khanna (University of Pittsburgh) presented on their “Fractionation and Catalytic Upgrading of Bio-Oil” project, funded by the US DOE’s CHASE Bio-Oil Pathways program. They provided a fascinating view into the challenges of pyrolysis oil upgrading and their integrated approach to finding solutions using technical, technoeconomic, and life cycle environmental and energy evaluations.
The series continues with the following presentations:
November 8, 2013, - Singaravelu Elangovan, Ceramatec.
March 21, 2014 – David Hitchcock, Virent
May 30, 2014, - Abhijeet Borole, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The R&D Team looks forward to the rest of the series and thanks Drs. Resasco, Crossley, and Khanna for their excellent presentation.
For more information or to suggest webinar topics/speakers, contact Kristin Lewis (Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org).
For the presentation from the October 11 webinar, click here.