TOPIC: Producing Diesel Fuel from Waste and Renewable Sources
SPEAKER: Julie Valentine, Director or Global Refining Measurement Solutions for Emerson
DATE: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
TIME: 5:30 Career Discussion
5:45 Presentation and Q&A
LOCATION: Online Zoom Meeting
COST: Free, Registration required below
ABSTRACT: Producing diesel fuel, and to a lesser extent other transportation fuel, from waste products such as beef and chicken fats, used cooking oils, and agricultural products and by-products is a way many fossil fuel-based refineries are choosing to meet sustainability goals. Due to country and state government incentive programs, refiners can make these operations profitable at the same time. This presentation will briefly cover the relevant regulations and how they impact investments, both current and future, as well as the various technologies utilized to produce renewable fuels. We will discuss some of the key operating challenges and the impact on the environment.
SPEAKER BIO: Julie Valentine is the Director of Global Refining Measurement Solutions for Emerson, focusing now primarily on measurement solutions that impact sustainability programs (renewable fuels, the hydrogen value chain, and carbon capture/storage). Julie first joined Emerson in 1993, and has held various roles in the organization, always in support of technologies utilized in the refining and petrochemical industries. Julie has authored numerous technical papers on various applications of instrumentation technology in the refining industry and is a co-inventor in two U.S. patents. She is a member of several working committees for the instrumentation and control group of API’s Refining and Equipment Standards Program, AIChE, and various Women in Engineering and STEM programs. Julie is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO with a B.S. degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering. Before joining Emerson, she worked for UOP, primarily in the technical services group where she was involved in process commissioning, start-up and troubleshooting.
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