The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) hosts free webinars that will showcase the consortium’s research, tools, and capabilities. Advanced registration is required to receive a URL to view the webinars online. Find information about future webinars below.

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Upcoming Webinars

Unveiling Signatures of Feedstock Variability

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. ET

In this webinar, two FCIC researchers will discuss insights gleaned through multiscale characterization on sources of variability, compositional, and structural attributes that impact the biomass value chain.

Drs. Allison Ray from Idaho National Laboratory and Bryon Donohoe from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will discuss the FCIC Feedstock Variability Team’s work to expand our fundamental understanding of the range and sources of variability in corn stover and pine residues. They will also present on characterization that has not typically been applied to biomass feedstocks and insights into how to anticipate the impacts of variability on bioconversion. This presentation will describe emergent properties of biomass, which arise from underlying physical, chemical, and structural attributes, but exist and interact at spatial scales that increase the complexity of biorefinery operations. The webinar will end with a Q&A session; comments and questions are welcome.

Register for the April FCIC webinar.

Past Webinars

Developing Modeling Tools for the Emerging Biorefinery Industry

February 11, 2021

In this webinar, two FCIC researchers—Dr. Yidong Xia from Idaho National Laboratory and Dr. Peter Ciesielski from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory—discussed computational modeling approaches to predict the behavior of biomass feedstocks.

Developing First-Principles Tools and Knowledge for the Emerging Biorefinery Industry

December 9, 2020

This webinar provided an introduction to the FCIC by National Renewable Energy Laboratory Principal Investigator Dr. Ed Wolfrum. Dr. Wolfrum presented a high-level overview of each of the FCIC’s research areas, including materials of construction, feedstock variability, and process performance.