Cellulosic Biofuels and the Bioeconomy

Dr. Evelyn Thomchick will discuss the future business opportunities in cellulosic biofuels which do not rely on agricultural products.
  • What Alumni Front Page Free webinar
  • When Mar 21, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where Zoom Online Webinar Platform
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  • Attendees Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends
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Dr. Evelyn Thomchick is an associate professor of supply chain management in the Smeal College of Business. She is a research affiliate at the Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute and the Center for Supply Chain Research at Penn State. She has taught a variety of courses in logistics and supply chain management and is currently teaching graduate courses in the Penn State World Campus Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Supply Chain Management. Dr. Kusumal Ruamsook is a Research Associate in the Smeal Center for Supply Chain Research and an Instructor in the MPS Supply Chain Management program. Drs. Thomchick and Ruamsook have been involved with the NEWBio research project, investigating supply chain and business models in the production of cellulosic biofuels.

When most people think of renewable energy, they probably think of solar or wind power. If they do think of biofuels, they probably think of corn ethanol. Cellulosic biofuels are a form of renewable energy that don’t rely on using agricultural food products to manufacture biofuel. Penn State led an interdisciplinary research project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study the production and use of cellulosic biofuels (NEWBio project). The results of the study have implications for supply chain management not only in transportation, but also in manufacturing and new product development for a wide variety of bioproducts. In this webinar, Evelyn Thomchick will discuss some of the business opportunities that are emerging in the bioeconomy.