Bioenergy

Ethanol Workshop to Sacramento

January 21, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The California Energy Commission co-sponsors a workshop to explore the potential of greater ethanol production and use in California in light of the state’s planned switch from the fuel oxygenate MTBE to ethanol by the end of this year. “Ethanol in California: Opportunities for Increased Utilization and Production,” will be held February 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, California. The workshop will assemble a group of speakers to share their knowledge of all facets of the ethanol industry. Among the topics to be discussed are: an overview of the United States ethanol industry; the economic benefits of ethanol production; the role of ethanol producing states in ethanol programs; the transition from MTBE to ethanol; exploration of potential feedstock required for the increased production of ethanol in California; and the role of ethanol in energy security and global warming.