Biomass Oil Analysis

Credit: 17 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $51.00
Pages: 116

Course Summary

The United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in research to achieve the following goals:

  • Dramatically reduce, or even end, dependence on foreign oil.
  • Spur the creation of a domestic bioindustry.

The Office of The Biomass Program (OBP) within EERE invests in technology research and development (R&D) to support those goals and to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Establish commercial biorefinery technology by 2010
  2. Commercialize at least four biobased products.

These outcomes can be achieved by concentrating investments in research platforms that show the highest likelihood of success and/or the largest impact. OBP faces a large portfolio of R&D options with limited resources. As a result, only those investments that offer the largest benefits can be funded. This analysis provides inputs for the decision-making process.

The biomass feedstocks evaluated in this report are lipids from animal fats, fish and poultry oils, plant oils, and recycled cooking greases. These feedstocks shall be referred to as biomass oils.

Learning Objectives

  • DOE Goals and Objectives Relative to the Oil Platform Analysis
  • Biomass Oil and Distillate Fuels
  • Biomass Oil Supply and Production
  • Production of Biomass Oils and Fuels
  • Bio-refinery Opportunities

Course Author

US Department of Energy

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