Archive for March, 2008

The Conference on the Ecological Dimensions of Biofuels

On March 10th, 2008, this conference explored the ecological dimensions of biofuels production and identified management strategies and research opportunities to ensure their sustainability. 350 attendees heard invited presentations by leading scientists on:

  • sustainable development and use of biofuels;
  • social, biogeographic, land use, and biodiversity considerations; and,
  • ecological dimensions of alternatives for crop selection and production, harvest and transport of product to refinery, and refining of liquid fuels and other co-products.

The conference concluded with an evening social featuring additional poster presentations and opportunities for attendees to network with presenters and others working in this important field.

Washington and Lee University students and faculty who attended include Dr. James Kahn, Dr. Bill Hamilton, Clarice Bayer, Christina Ballisteri, Maria Albuja, Louise Brooks, Abel Delgado, Michael Thompson, and Yan Yan.

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