Pre-Meeting Workshop

Workshop 2018-01-11T21:47:11+00:00


This workshop will provide an overview to the common approach taken for techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) for the production of fuels and chemicals from biomass.

The workshop will begin with an overview of techno-economic analyses including how to estimate operating and capital costs from a range of resources. We will provide an overview of modeling critical process components for biological conversion, including bioreactor designs for aerobic systems as well as separation strategies for production of fuels and chemicals.

Finally, we will discuss how to develop and utilize uncertainty analyses as well as walk through common approaches and tradeoffs for financial analysis (including net present value and return on investment calculations).

Who Should Attend?

This is an introductory class for people interested in learning about TEA and LCA for biofuels and bioproducts. Non-process engineer introduction to the topic. It is not necessary to be familiar with either of these areas. No equipment or special software required.

How to Register

You can register for the workshop with your SBFC Meeting registration (online or registration form). For more info, go to the SBFC registration page.



Mary Biddy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Corinne Scown
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)


Hilton Clearwater Beach


SIMB Member $300
Nonmember $475
Student $200

ONSITE REGISTRATION (if space available)
SIMB Member $375
Nonmember $550
Student $200

Cost includes workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, and 2 breaks.

Limit: 30 attendees