Frontiers in Bioenergy symposium set for May 15-18 at Purdue

May 2, 2011

Registration is under way for the sixth annual Frontiers in Bioenergy: United States-Brazil Symposium on Sustainable Bioenergy from May 15-18 on campus.

The event will feature U.S. and Brazilian leaders from academia, industry and government agencies. They will discuss the path forward to bioenergy production. Fifteen keynote speakers are scheduled to address the symposium.
  
Other sessions 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.
  
Registration, which costs $350, includes the Sunday, May 15, opening reception; continental breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; a Monday night reception and buffet; and a Tuesday banquet. For information on registration and abstract submission, contact Erica Wilson at ericaw@purdue.edu or 49-47221. For more information about the symposium, contact Nick Carpita at carpita@purdue.edu or 49-44463.
  
Thanks to support from the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Plant Genome Research Program of the National Science Foundation, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students and pre-tenured faculty are eligible to apply for free-registration awards.

Applicants must reside at U.S. institutions. An application and registration form is available at www.conf.purdue.edu/bioenergy.