Nuclear Biofuels Workshop
You are invited to attend a workshop that addresses the question: Can a nuclear biofuels system enable liquid biofuels as the economic low-carbon replacement for all liquid fossil fuels and chemical industry hydrocarbon feedstocks where nuclear energy provides the low-carbon heat and hydrogen at the biorefinery?
Lignocellulosic biomass has long been used as an energy source but it is also a source of renewable carbon that can be converted into hydrocarbon fuels. If external heat and hydrogen from nuclear plants are provided to the biorefinery, rather than using biomass as both the heat and hydrogen source, the energy content of the biomass-derived hydrocarbon fuels can be more than double the energy content of the biomass itself.
External energy inputs from a nuclear plant enable:
a much smaller land base to supply the necessary biomass for a desired amount of biofuels, and
using biological carbon sources that are poor fuels to provide the necessary carbon.
External heat and hydrogen:
becomes the enabling mechanism for biomass to replace crude oil for a fast transition off fossil fuels, and
may be 15% of total U.S. energy consumption—the second biggest nuclear market after electricity.
All events will be held virtually via GoToWebinar.
System Design | Wednesday, August 4 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Biomass Supply Chain to the Refinery | Wednesday, August 11 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Nuclear Biorefinery Options | Wednesday, August 18 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
A complete agenda for all workshops, including more detailed topic descriptions, is available here.