INL Workshop Dooley 2011

Forest Concepts’ Crumbles® Precision Feedstock Manufacturing Process Featured at DOE Workshop and Webinar

Chief Technology Office Jim Dooley was among a select few non-DOE employees featured in a two-day workshop on biomass feedstock preprocessing at the Idaho National Laboratory August 23-24, 2011 and on a globally broadcast webinar “Transforming Biomass into Feedstock” on August 30, 2011. Dr. Dooley’s presentation covered our novel approach to production of woody biomass feedstock particles that have optimal geometry and surface characteristics for biochemical and thermochemical conversion to second generation liquid transportation fuels. The Forest Concepts methods include selective orientation of biomass to enable independent shearing parallel to grain and cross-grain, thus minimizing the comminution energy to a fraction of that required for grinding with hammer and knife mills.

See the entire Powerpoint Presentation.