Friday, May 6, 2011

6th Frontiers in Bioenergy - May 15th - 18th at Purdue University

The 6th Frontiers in Bioenergy United States-Brazilian Symposium on Sustainable Bioenergy will be held at Purdue University on May 15th-18th. 

Leading bioenergy industry experts, researchers and government officials and over 500 participants are expected from the United States and Brazil to gather at Purdue University to outline a path for global sustainable bioenergy production.  Keynote speakers are Marcos Buckeridge, scientific director of the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory; U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Philip H. Cullom, director of Energy and Environmental Readiness Division; Paul Gilna, director of the BioEnergy Science Center at Oak Ridge; and Sharlene Weatherwax, director of the DOE's biological and environmental research. Workshops will feature speakers and discussions on feedstock, genetics and genomics; biology and genetics of sustainability; landscape sustainability assessment of bioenergy cropping systems; feedstock logistics; biochemical and thermochemical conversion pathways; and human dimensions and the economic and policy issues for advanced biofuels.

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