Safety in the Renewable Bio-Economy

The renewable bio-economy is growing in the US. With growth comes new safety challenges and learning. This webinar briefly introduces five renewable biofuel/power sectors: ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, biogas and biomass pellets. Process overviews, production trends and reported safety incidents are presented along with some takeaways.


This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.


Upon completion, participants will be able to: 

  1. Name at least three renewable fuels made in the US
  2. Describe the scale for these renewable fuels relative to the US fuel infrastructure
  3. Draw the process flow for these renewable fuels
  4. Recall that renewables are growing quickly
  5. Explain why quick growing industries using hazardous materials have safety risks
Updated on January 10, 2017