Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry - Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities -- DOE Webinar

The U.S. Department of Energy's Biomass Program is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT, entitled "Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities." This Web conference is the next installment in the Biomass Program's webinar series, which will cover many of the Program's activities and feature discussions on "Hot Topics" relevant to the development of renewable fuels, power, and products from biomass resources.

This webinar will feature an overview of sustainability issues related to the development of a global biofuels market. A panel of speakers from Conservation International will be discussing results of the DOE-supported Sustainable Biofuel Crops Project, including identified risks and opportunities for global biofuels production, results of field studies to develop responsible biofuel crop management strategies, and implications for land-use planning, policy and developing markets.

DOE's Biomass Program welcomes interested stakeholders from industry, academia, research institutions, government, non-profits, other organizations, and the general public. Presenters include:

DOE Biomass Program

•Alison Goss Eng, Sustainability Lead
•Ranyee Chiang, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

Conservation International

•Christine Dragisic, Director, Agriculture, Biofuel, & Forestry
•Lucio Bede, Atlantic Forest Program Manager, Conservation International Brazil
•Jenny Hewson, Technical Advisor for Land Use Monitoring and REDD Analyses
•Tim Killeen, Senior Research Scientist
•Manuel Oliva, Director, U.S. Climate Policy
•Conrad Savy, Senior Science Advisor, Business & Government Engagement

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