Webcast at Colorado State-Pueblo discusses biofuels production and research


Webcast at Colorado State-Pueblo discusses biofuels production and research


PUEBLO – The Southeast Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES) in cooperation with Colorado State University-Pueblo will host a live webcast on biofuels production and improving the economic viability of biofuels.

Biofuels research will be discussed by Mark R. Nimlos, principal scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the National Bioenergy Center, from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 in Technology 100 on the CSU-Pueblo campus. Driven by the desire to limit imported oil and legislative mandates, research is being conducted to investigate the use of biomass to produce liquid transportation fuels. This research involves studies of plant science, chemistry, physics and engineering, and to be effective, technoeconomic analysis must be conducted to address important cost drivers.
 
Nimlos is leader of the Gasification Modeling and Optimization Task for the Biomass Program at NREL. He also is leader of the Biomass Molecular Sciences Section in the National Bioenergy Center. He has worked NREL for 20 years and is active thermochemical and biochemical conversion technologies for biofuels. He received his Ph. D. in Chemical Physics from the University of Colorado and has more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Admission is FREE for CRES Members and for students  (Join here: http://www.cres-energy.org/about_join.html). Contributions of $5 from non-members is appreciated. CRES is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.

For more information about this or future webcasts, contact Board Member Jane Fraser at 719-549- 2036 or jane.fraser@colostate-pueblo.edu.

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