Save the Date for the 6th Frontiers in Bioenergy
February 14, 2011
6th Frontiers in Bioenergy
United States-Brazilian Symposium on Sustainable Bioenergy
May 15-18, 2011
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Registration will soon open for this symposium.
We will feature U.S. and Brazilian leaders from academia, industry and government agencies to
discuss the path forward to sustainable bioenergy production. In particular, we will engage with our
Brazilian colleagues to forge strong collaborations around our common goal of making bioenergy a
key component of our national energy security. Plenary Sessions include:
- Feedstock Genetics and Genomics
- Biology and Genetics of Sustainability
- Landscape Sustainability Assessment of Bioenergy Cropping Systems
- Feedstock Logistics and Densification
- Biochemical and Thermochemical Conversion Pathways
- Human Dimensions and the Economic and Policy Issues for Advanced Biofuels
The symposium will begin Sunday evening with a reception and welcome from US and Brazilian
dignitaries and a keynote lecture. Monday will be a full day of plenary lectures that cover the full range
of topics. The plenary lectures will continue Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, with afternoons
devoted to short lectures selected from submitted abstracts and poster sessions. We will have a
second reception Monday evening and a banquet with keynote lecture on Tuesday. The Symposium
will conclude Wednesday at 5pm.
Undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctorals, and young faculty are particularly encouraged
to attend. Through the generous support of DOE and NSF, funds will be available for young scientists
to apply for free-registration awards.
Information on registration and submission of abstracts/posters to follow.
- Jill Wable
January 29, 2015
“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor and revolutionary thinker who simply cannot help himself, he said, in elevating the discussion of energy solutions and the everyday challenges a solar economy would resolve. Agrawal gave the prestigious fall public lecture for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study, for which he is a current Faculty Fellow. He addressed the plight of finite energy sources in light of practical, societal needs and the impact of which that has influenced progress and modernization, spanning the history of the human race.Read Full Story