Regular readers of this blog know I don’t blog about webinars until they are done and available on-demand so that readers can view them at their convenience but here is one that I simply had to blog about because of how much of the good, the bad, and the ugly of biofuels has been in recent news.
Here are some recent stories that I have tweeted in the last two weeks alone:
- A story on the EU to limit global land conversion for biofuel production. (link to story) and the question whether other parts of world follow suit.
- A report titled, “Spotlight on Aviation Biofuels.” (Link to story.)
- Another report titled, “The Cost to Developing Countries of US Corn Ethanol Expansion. (Link to report PDF.)
- A study that says most biofuels are not “green.” (Link to study.)
- A story reporting that in the state of Oregon in the United States, there is a fight over canola is pitting biofuels versus organics. (Link to story.)
Despite the continuing challenges of large-scale development, biofuels are becoming an increasingly critical part of the alternative fuel market and hence, I am really pleased to share with you the details on this upcoming webinar which presents both ion chromatography (IC) and liquid chromatography (LC) methods for biofuel feedstock! (Link takes you to our webpage listing 20 IC and HPLC applications for biofuel analysis.)
The webinar will be broadcast on Nov 14, 2012 and will feature Archana Pandey, Senior Research Associate Analytics, R&D, LS9 Inc., andC. Kevin Chambliss Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Baylor University.
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The speakers will discuss robust chromatography analytical methods for biofuel characterization, processes, and contaminant analysis. Some of the key areas to be covered will include:
- IC methods for providing fast and reliable answers to biofuel workflows from research to production.
- Understanding high-performance anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAE-PAD) technology for the analysis of carbohydrates in feedstock.
- Analysis of saccharides and cellobiose during the enzymatic hydrolysis of complex carbohydrates in biomass materials.
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