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Opening - July 22, 2014

Evening Welcome Event

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Conference Registration2-5 pm
RCN Steering Committee2-5 pm
Introductory Presentations5:30 – 6 pm

Welcome Reception and Keynote: 

Dr. Arnaldo Cesar da Silva Walter, University of Campinas 

6-7:30 pm

 

Day 1 - July 23, 2014

Morning theme sessions

Four (4) parallel sessions, each featuring: 

Invited speaker, technical talks, and panel-led discussion. 

  • Socioeconomic Issues
  • Water-Energy Nexus
  • Biodiversity
  • Energy Policy
8:30 am – 11:30 am

Lunch

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Afternoon cross-disciplinary sessions

Three (3) parallel sessions, each featuring: 

Invited speaker,  technical talks, and panel-led discussion. 

  • Biogeochemical Cycles 
  • Life Cycle Assessment 
  • Biomass Supply Chain
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Poster Session

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Day 2 - July 24, 2014 

Morning cross-disciplinary sessions

Three (3) parallel sessions, each featuring: 

Invited speaker, technical talks, and panel-led discussion. 

  • Technological Innovation
  • Bioenergy and Social Justice
  • Sustainability Issues in Biofuel and Bioenergy Industries
 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Lunch

 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Afternoon cross-sector sessions

Four (4) parallel sessions, each featuring: 

Invited speaker, technical talks, and panel-led discussion. 

  • NGO-Government Perspectives
  • Brazilian Biofuel Sustainability Issues
  • Industry-Government Perspectives
  • Industry-Academic Perspectives 
 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Day 3 - July 25, 2014

Morning session

Synthesis presentations and discussion

 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Lunch and End of General Conference

 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Private Session (RCN and by invite)

 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 

Roadmap Report Preparation

RCN Steering Committee Meeting

The afternoon will be for the RCN steering committee and other RCN core participants to synthesize the recommendations and make plans for writing the Research Roadmap Report, which is the main deliverable for this RCN project.  Additional discussions will focus on the graduate course on biofuel and bioenergy sustainability, the completion of the special feature articles to be submitted to the journal Environmental Management, and planning for the final annual workshop to be held on the campus of Michigan Technological University in the early summer of 2015.