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2011 AM Education Course Description: Bio Fuels and Lubricants

March 09, 2011

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2011 STLE ANNUAL MEETING EDUCATION COURSE FACT SHEET

Biofuels and Lubes

Course information and details subject to change. This listing was last updated March 9, 2011.

For more information, click on these links to listen to the podcasts we did with Joe Perez on this course, addressing both biofuels and biolubricants.

Scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2011, starting at 8:00 a.m.

An introductory course on Environmentally Friendly Fuels and Lubricants. This course will be an overview of current progress on the use of biofuels and biolubricants.  The course elements will include an introduction to energy and alternative sources, some basic chemistry of vegetable oils, general performance requirements, overviews of market progress, niche markets and governmental and regulatory drivers.  Information on European, U.S. and OEM views will be included.  The course will primarily focus on lubricants but will include a general overview of alternative transportation fuels.  Biodiesel feedstocks, production and quality issues will be covered.   An outstanding list of speakers with first-hand knowledge of the above areas will teach the course. Annual Meeting registration is required to take this course.

Course Modules

Introduction to Biofuels and Lubes: Taught by Joe Perez, Penn State University. This presentation will cover reasons for interest in biobased fuels and lubricants, an overview of energy sources, use and options.


Chemistry 101 - Petroleum and Biofuels and BioLubricants: Taught by Joe Perez, Penn State University. This module will provide a comparison of composition and chemistry of petroleum and vegetable oils.


Biodegradation, Regulations and Standards: Taught by Neil Canter, Chemical Solutions. This module will provide an overview of lubricant biodegradation and regulations.

General Performance Requirements of Lubricants: Taught by Joe Perez, Penn State University. This module will cover the different performance needs for vegetable oil lubricants to meet as hydraulic fluids, greases, and motor oils.

Overview of Progress in Major Markets: Engine Oils, Hydraulic Fluids, Industrial Oils, & Greases: Taught by Lou Honary, University of Northern Iowa. This presentation addresses the past, present and future of biolubricant developments and markets.

Growth of “Niche” Markets in the U.S.: Taught by Mark Miller, Terrosolve Technologies. This presentation will provide information on two cycle engine oils and other niche markets.

Biolubricant Developments and Markets in the European Market: Taught by Joe Asaduaskas, Univeristy of Vilnius, Lithuania. This module will feature a discussion of both fuels and lubricant requirements and progress in the European Union (EU).

USDA Biolubricant Programs: Taught by Girma Biresaw, USDA, ARS, NCAUR, from Peoria, IL. This module is a summary of the various programs at the USDA aimed at helping the development and commercialization of biobased lubricants.

Biofuels and Other Alternative Transportation Fuels: Taught by Joe Perez, Penn State University. This module will cover fuel options, ethanol and biodiesel: the good, the bad and the ugly; feedstocks, production, quality assurance, requirements and testing.

Automotive Markets and OEM Concerns: Taught by Jill “J” Cummins, General Motors. This module will address the OEM view of biofuels and lubricants, along with concerns and needs.

Biolubricants Review Session: Taught by Neil Canter, Chemical Solutions. This module will be a review of the course, and will cover biolubricants.

Biofuels Review Session: Taught by Joe Perez, Penn State University. This module will be a review of the course, and will cover biofuels.

 
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