Biorefineries are emerging in the United States to help transform our waste and biomass feedstocks into renewable fuels and products. However, a lot has to go right throughout the feedstock supply chain so that these biofuels and bioproducts are cost-effective and of high-quality and -quantity compared to their petroleum-based counterparts.
DOE BETO held a webinar titled, Biomass Feedstock Supply Challenges and Solutions with Idaho National Laboratory. Drs. Lynn Wendt, Bioenergy Program Lead, and Luke Williams, research scientist, at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) discussed feedstock supply chain challenges and how INL’s research is generating solutions.
Topics discussed during this webinar included biorefinery solutions centered around:
- Feedstock supply and logistics
- Developing new preprocessing strategies coupled with modeling
- Engineering conversion-ready feedstocks
- Finding new co-products early in the supply chain.
Drs. Wendt and Williams also discussed INL’s Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) and how recent upgrades can provide solutions to some biomass feedstock challenges and enable scale-up of biorefineries.
Download the presentation slides from the “Biomass Feedstock Supply Challenges and Solutions with Idaho National Laboratory” webinar held on January 20, 2022.