DOE Announces Upcoming EERE Webinars on Collaboration to Advance Bioenergy Research, the National Training and Education Resource, and More

November 21, 2012

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars:

December 5: Live Webcast on International Collaboration to Advance Bioenergy Research

Webinar Sponsor: EERE Biomass Program

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Global Solutions for Global Challenges: International Collaborations to Advance Bioenergy Research" on December 5, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webcast will highlight the progress of ongoing research collaboration among scientists supported by the Energy Department and researchers from China, Brazil, Canada, Finland, and other countries. Department of Energy National Laboratory scientists will discuss their collaboration on feedstock logistics and biomass conversion technologies that will accelerate the commercialization of advanced biofuels. The webinar will feature the International Organization for Standardization—an initiative to foster robust international sustainable biofuels markets through better performance metrics. Space is limited.

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December 6, 2012: Live Webcast on the National Training and Education Resource (NTER)

Webinar Sponsor: EERE Education and Workforce Development

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "NTER: A Revolutionary New Online Training Platform" on Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. NTER offers a state-of-the-art, open-source, web-based interactive learning environment for developing customizable training programs and materials. It is designed to integrate advanced technology, simulation-based learning, and findings from learning science to meet the needs of the diverse 21st century workforce. As an open source platform, it serves learners by allowing them to acquire new skills at a time, place and pace that is convenient to them. NTER facilitates training programs across a wide range of applications—from home energy audits, mathematics and engineering education to manufacturing industries. This webcast will provide an introduction to NTER, including how to use and expand NTER. Come learn and explore how NTER may be a resource for you.

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December 12: Live Webcast on Upgrading Processes to Produce Bio-Based Hydrocarbon Fuels

Webinar Sponsor: EERE Biomass Program

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Upgrading Renewable and Sustainable Carbohydrates for the Production of High Energy Density Fuels" on December 12, 2012, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webcast will highlight the development of green hydrocarbon fuels as renewable alternatives to petrochemical feedstocks. Lignocellulose is a promising carbon-neutral source of energy that is derived from wood, agricultural waste, and woody grasses. Carbohydrates obtained from the hydrolysis of lignocellulose constitute the most abundant renewable organic carbon source on the planet. Because they are naturally-produced on a large scale, the resulting sugars have the greatest potential to supplement the supply of petrochemical-derived transportation fuel. Researchers will discuss investigations aimed at obtaining high energy-density hydrocarbon fuels from non-food-based carbohydrate sources. Space is limited.

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