Potential Bioenergy Production via Thermochemical Conversation

The U.S. renewable fuel standard requires 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel to be blended in transportation fuels by 2022. Out of this, 21 billion gallons must come from advanced bio-fuels; i.e., ethanol and/or hydrocarbon fuels from lignocellulosic biomass (conversion of non-grain resources such as agricultural residues, energy crops, etc.). Farm-scale thermochemical conversion technologies such as gasification and pyrolysis hold the potential to improve the farmers’ bottom line. This webinar will provide some basic facts about gasification and pyrolysis technologies to the non-engineer.

This webinar will be moderated by Leif Kindberg, NCAT Farm Energy Specialist and presented by Dr. Samy Sadaka, P. E., P. Eng. Dr. Sadaka is an Assistant Professor – Extension Engineer, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas — Division of Agriculture. Samy has more than 25 years of active research work in the fields of agricultural engineering and renewable energy. He has established two biofuel and bioenergy research and extension laboratories at the Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart, AR.