Online Biofuels Certificates
Biofuels are becoming significant sources of energy for transportation purposes across the globe and their use is growing in the United States. By using biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce pollution. The interest in biofuels and the growing need for a well-trained workforce are why Southeastern Illinois College is committed to providing quality and convenient training for this emerging industry. Our program will prepare you for your own entrepreneurial venture in this field, for finding a job at a biofuel facility, or transfer to a senior institution for advanced training.
- Biodiesel Production - Certificate
- Bioenergy Production - Certificate
- Biofuels Production (Fast Track) - Certificate
- Biofuels Technology & Sustainability - Certificate
- Ethanol Production - Certificate
Need More Information?
Contact Renee Loesche, Biofuels Instructor / IGEN Biofuels Curriculum Coordinator
Contact Dr. Dana Keating, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Phone: 618-252-5400 Ext 2200
• Each day, every American uses 20 lbs. of coal for electricity.
• Cellulosic ethanol can reduce greenhouse emissions by 86%.
• Biodiesel combusts more completely and has greater lubricity than petroleum oil.
• 50% of our trade deficit is due to crude oil imports regionally
• Midwest bituminous coal has high energy value -up to 14,000 BTU/lb.
Midwestern Governor’s Association
• The Midwest has the resources, knowledge, and workforce to lead the world in biofuel production.
• Illinois coal accounts for 1/8 of the total U.S. coal reserves.
• The State targets 20% reduction in petroleum fuel consumption by 2012.
• Illinois promotes use of E85 and biodiesel.
• Diesel sales total 1.5 billion gallons per year.
• Our coal reserves have more BTU’s than all the oil in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait - combined.