Lecture Theatre, 2nd level, Building B
Central TAFE, East Perth (near Claisebrook Railway Station)
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Is biomass for jet fuel the future of air travel? Find out how the industry is going and what could stand in the way of success.
Kevin Goss (Kevin Goss Consulting) and John McGrath (representing Future Farm Industries CRC) will talk about the directions of aviation biofuel. They will look at the specifics of the wood production and conversion supply chain.
Costa Tsesmelis has been working on a WA Biomass-to-Liquids project. He will talk about this project and maximising Bio-Jet Aviation Kerosene from Mallee Woodchips. This project is a Fischer Tropsch process rather than the Pyrolysis route being developed by the Airbus consortium.
Formed in 2007 Sustainable Energy Now Inc (SEN), a not-for-profit Western Australian volunteer association, was set up with the aim of promoting practical, affordable strategies for the adoption of renewable energy toward a sustainable global future. Since then we have grown to over 200 members and more than 1500 supporters from all walks of life, including energy professionals, engineers, students, teachers, doctors, retirees and politicians. These members have worked to put together parliamentary submissions, meet with politicians and industry, give presentations to schools and community groups, attend forums and debates, set up the display stand at events, establish a website and write articles for magazines and letters to newspapers and politicians.
Members have also been working to create an interactive computer simulation (available free from the website) to demonstrate the ability of renewable energy to contribute to WA's main electricity grid. This allows the user to plot new renewable energy plants on a WA map and visualise how they then contribute to the energy requirements of an average daily load. Algorithms are used to determine the effect of solar irradiance, wind and wave regimes and geothermal mapping and then the simulation displays calculations of potential investment in renewable energy and transmission infrastructure, unit price, jobs created, CO2 emissions reduced etc.