Conference Agenda

Time Topic Speaker
8:30 am “Environmental Impact of Biofuels Cropping Systems: Introduction” Bill Parton
Colorado State University
9:00 am “Defining Sustainable Biofuels – or, “It isn’t Easy Being Green”” John Sheehan
LiveFuels, Inc.
9:30 am “Field to Fuel – Developing Sustainable Biorefineries” Robin Jenkins
Dupont Central Research and Development Experiment Station
10:00 am BREAK
10:30 am “Biofuels and Water Quality in the Midwest: Corn vs. Switchgrass as Feedstocks” Catherine Kling
Iowa State University
11:00 am “The Biogeochemistry of Bioenergy Landscapes: Clean Water, Clean Air, & Climate Mitigation vs. Business as Usual” Philip Robertson
Michigan State University
11:30 am “Interactions between Biofuel Choices and Landscape Dynamics and Land use” Virginia Dale
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
12:00 pm Keynote Address (with lunch)
“Environmental and Ecological Dimensions of Biofuels”
Jose Goldemberg
Global Energy Assessment Council & Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil
1:30 pm “Biofuels and Biodiversity” John Wiens
The Nature Conservancy
2:00 pm “Production of Biofuels Feedstock on Agriculture Land and Grasslands” Wally Wilhelm
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
2:30 pm “Are Rangeland Biofuel Feedstocks Ecologically Sustainable?” Linda Wallace
University of Oklahoma
3:00 pm “Sustainable Biofuels and Bioproducts from our Forests” Marilyn Buford U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
3:30 pm BREAK
4:00 pm “Municipal Solid Waste as Supplemental Feedstocks” Donna Perla
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
4:30 pm ” A Global-Scale Biofuels Program and its Environmental Consequences” Jerry Melillo
The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory
5:00 pm “The Rush to Biofuels and Ecological Perspectives in the Policy Process” Otto Doering
Purdue University
5:30 pm Poster Social & Reception