U.S. DOE Publishes Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Summary Report

Via U.S. Department of Energy.

The Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Summary Report is now online! Read this new report for an overview of industry challenges and opportunities discussed during the Biorefinery Optimization Workshop, which was held on October 5–6, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted more than 100 biorefinery stakeholders at the workshop to collect input regarding the current capabilities, barriers, and opportunities for integrated biorefineries working to produce biofuels, biochemicals, and bioproducts.

Specific areas of focus included the following:

  • Feedstock and Materials Handling 
  • Process Scale-Up, Intensification, and Cost Reduction 
  • Co-Product and Waste Stream Monetization.

Industry experts began the Biorefinery Optimization Workshop with presentations summarizing current trends related to the event areas of focus. Stakeholder attendees representing academia, research institutions and laboratories, and industry participated in breakout sessions to provide their perspectives on challenges and opportunities related to biorefinery optimization as well as ideas for next steps in achieving reliable and continuous operation of biorefineries.

Visit the workshop page to learn about the event and read the workshop summary report.