Abstract: Concerns regarding global warming and incentives such as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in California have provided the inspiration and motivation to produce fuels from low carbon intensity biomass feedstock. Demand in California alone is expected to grow by about 200 million gallons per year. While these products have different properties and characteristics, what they have in common is the use of fats and oils as feedstock, creating pressure on feedstock origination and the need to consider alternative feedstocks. This presentation will discuss the different products, how the products can be synergistic, market estimations and the role that alternative feedstock will have on the trajectory of the production of these products.
Description: The information presented relates to the use of fats and oils for the production of low carbon intensity, biomass based transportation fuels, the market trajectory and the role that alternative feedstocks will play on supporting the estimated future demand. The AOCS audience will want to understand where products of the industry is going, the trajectory of the market, and what alternatives exist.