The next seminar in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series, “Building Circular Economies,” presented by Corinne Drennan, Market Sector Lead for Bioenergy Technologies in the Energy and Environment Directorate at PNNL, will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Richland Public Library (955 Northgate Dr.).
Our economies and supply chains are mostly linear: extract, produce, use, dispose. What if we could master our transformations of matter in a circular fashion? How far could we drive our own supply chain efficiencies and sustainability? This discussion features two vignettes about technologies under development at PNNL that enable circular economies: hydrothermal liquefaction of sewage sludge and jet fuel from alcohol that comes from industrial waste gases. We begin by asking, “What challenges are we really trying to solve?” Then we’ll get to some fun, including pilot plants, industry partnerships, and even a commercial jet flight using fuel developed right here in the Pacific Northwest.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series was launched to help the general public better understand and explore how science transforms our world.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.