Leveraging First Generation Bioethanol Production Workshop

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September 25, 2019 8:00AM CDT to September 26, 2019 1:00PM CDT

On September 25 and 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host a workshop to discuss research and development related to the integration of advanced process technologies into first generation (1G) ethanol production facilities to co-produce cellulosic fuels, cellulosic sugars, and chemicals from corn fiber, and to convert or activate gaseous carbon dioxide. BETO is particularly interested in information on the development and verification of innovative process technologies and analytical methods for cost-competitive production of cellulosic biofuels and bio-products from non-starch feedstocks at 1G plants.

Attendees will join one of three breakout sessions to discuss Process Technology, Analytical Methods for Verification of Cellulosic Ethanol Production, or CO2 Conversion and Activation. Workshop participants may also apply to present in the “Rapid Fire Short Talks,” which are 5 minute presentations to the group sharing relevant capabilities and expertise. Optional tours of the Ames Laboratory or Lincolnway Energy LLC Nevada, IA ethanol plant are offered at the conclusion of the workshop at 1PM on 9/26. 


Please register for the event here. Attendance is capped at 100, so please register as soon as possible.

Event Details

Day 1: September 25, 2019 (8AM-5PM CT)
Day 2: September 26, 2019 (8AM-1PM CT)
Ames National Laboratory
2408 Pammel Drive
Ames, IA 50011


Please find the draft agenda here. Presentations and speakers are subject to change.


There are many conveniently located hotels in Ames. A list of suggested locations can be found below:

TownePlace Suites Ames

1523 South Dayton Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010
Telephone: 515-232-5500

Country Inn & Suites

2605 SE 16th St
Ames, IA 50010
Telephone: 515โ€233-3935

Gateway Hotel

2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames
In the Gateway Hotel
Telephone: 515-292-8600

Holiday Inn Conference Center

2609 University Boulevard
Ames, IA 50010
Telephone: 515โ€268-8858

Hilton Garden Inn

1325 Dickinson Ave.
Ames, IA 50014
Telephone: 515โ€233-8001

Contact Us

Please direct any and all questions to Mark Shmorhun (Mark.Shmorhun@ee.doe.gov) or Carlos Villacis (Carlos.Villacis@ee.doe.gov).