Introduction to Biofuels
This course provides information about the Biomass Research and Development Board’s seven point Action Plan for biofuels. Biofuels include ethanol from grain or sugar, diesel fuel from soybeans, ethanol from cellulosic feedstock, and several other feedstock/fuel combinations. The training material includes information about the wide variety of possible biofuels, with greatest emphasis on those either already in commercial production or close to commercial production capability. Details are provided about the production of ethanol from cellulosic feedstocks, which still needs some development work, but has great near term potential. Finally there is information about switchgrass, which has great potential as a crop for use as a cellulosic feedstock for ethanol production.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits.
This course is intended to provide you with a thorough understanding of the National Biofuels Action Plan. This plan includes the following concepts:
- Sustainability through the use of renewable fuels
- Biofuel feedstock production
- Feedstock logistics
- Conversion science and technology
- Distribution infrastructure
- Environment, Health & Safety
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.