2019 Bioenergy Sustainability Conference

October 21-22, 2019
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This conference will bring diverse researchers together to address information gaps and solutions to bioenergy sustainability challenges including land, water, climate, and socio-economic aspects. 

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Sustainability Research Goals at Bioenergy Research Centers Panel
Perspectives on Sustainability Research Needs and Priorities Panel

NSF’s support may be available to students/post docs who submit an abstract. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

2019 Bioenergy Sustainability Conference

Large-scale utilization of bioenergy is attractive as a potential alternative to fossil fuels only if the production and processing of bioenergy feedstocks is sustainable from economic, environmental, and social standpoints. Research into bioenergy sustainability will benefit from improved understanding of goals, progress to date, and cooperation among researchers active in multiple disciplinary domains. This conference will bring diverse researchers together to address information gaps and solutions to bioenergy sustainability challenges including land, water, climate, and socio-economic aspects. Presentations will discuss fundamental and applied research underway to support more sustainable bioenergy. Break-out sessions will encourage all attendees to share their experiences and discuss research needs and approaches. 

Call for Abstracts Deadline September 21st, 2019

Submit your abstract to these and other related topics. Submissions are sought for oral, poster, and rapid fire presentations.

  • Research frontiers for sustainable bioenergy
    • Can we manage feedstock production systems to promote desirable biogeochemical services?
    • Bioenergy and climate change
    • Genetic improvements for crop resilience and resistance to pests, drought, diseases…
    • Chemical and engineering advances to reduce costs and undesired effects
    • Creating value from “wastes and residues”
    • Water sustainability issues and solutions
    • Bioenergy impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems services
  • Integrating systems, Designing sustainable bioenergy systems
    • The role of co products in sustainable bioenergy systems
    • Bioenergy integrated with existing productive landscapes
    • Rethinking anaerobic digestion (biogas, arrested methanogenesis, etc.)
    • System optimization for today and tomorrow
    • Combining bioenergy with carbon capture and storage
  • Advances in integrated assessments of bioenergy sustainability
    • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    • Techno-economic analysis (TEA)
    • Social and political dimensions – bridging from growers to consumers
    • Bridging empirical and modeling realms

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