Officials with the workforce development office at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will offer a free workshop on biodiesel topics from 10 a.m. to noon April 13.
The workshop will be offered virtually through Zoom or in person in room 201 of the Lybyer Technology Center on the MSU-WP campus.
Titled “Biodiesel: Fueling Missouri’s Economy,” the workshop will cover an overview of petroleum demand, farm and local economies, renewable fuel policies and incentives, the basics of production, feedstocks and fuel quality, as well as best use and practices for biodiesel.
“This workshop will detail how biodiesel fuel impacts economic opportunities and supports the soybean market,” said Sheila Barton, director of workforce development.
The workshop is sponsored by Missouri Soybeans and presented by Hoon Ge, president and founder of MEG Corp. Fuel Consulting. Ge has more than 35 years of experience in the fuel industry
Soybeans are an important driver in Missouri’s economy, and biodiesel fuel is a growing sector of the soybean market, Barton explained.
Due to social distancing measures, in-person seating for the workshop is limited to the first 15 respondents.
To reserve your seat or to register for the virtual viewing, contact the workforce development office at 417-255-7784.
For more information about the workshop, contact Barton at email@example.com.
For more information about Missouri State-West Plains and its academic programs, visit www.wp.missouristate.edu or call the admissions office at 417-255-7955.