BAE Weekly Seminar: Wednesday, February 26th, 1:10 - 2 pm, 1003 KEMPER HALL


Please join us for the weekly BAE seminar 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 
1:10 2 pm, 1003 KEMPER HALL

Topic: Sustainable California 


Jim Tischer, Project Manager, Mendota Bioenergy, LLC 
John Diener, President, Red Rock Ranch 
Steve Kaffka, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis and Director of the California Biomass Collaborative 
Alissa Kendall, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis 
Ruihong Zhang, Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis 


Mendota Bioenergy LLC (MBLLC), with assistance of the experts from UC Davis and other leading university, agricultural and technical organizations, is in the process of designing and building a $10.28-million Advanced Biorefinery Center- Mendota Integrated Demonstration Plant (IDP), located at the Red Rock Ranch (RRR) in Five Points, California. The Mendota IDP will use sugar beets as the primary feedstock and produce bioethanol, biogas energy, animal feed and biofertilizer products. It is scheduled to become operational in the fall of 2014, and will provide valuable operational data that will support the development of the Advanced Biorefinery Center-Mendota (ABC-M), a California-based, commercial-scale, biofuel production facility to be located in nearby Mendota, California. In this seminar, the research and development of Mendota IDP and its contributions to the Sustainability in California will be presented. 

Coffee and cookies will be served.