Share Keynote Speakers Jennifer Dunn, Argonne National Lab Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Michael Wolcott, Washington State University Invited Speakers Bruce Dale, Michigan State University Timothy A. Volk, State University of New York Panelists Sustainability Research Goals at Bioenergy Research Centers Panel Jonathon Cummings, West Virginia University Corrine Scown, University of California- Berkeley Phil Robertson, Michigan State University Perspectives on Sustainability Research Needs and Priorities Panel Jenn Jenkins, Enviva Sustainability Don Scott, National Biodiesel Board 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 Organizers Chairs Keith Kline, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Center for Bioenergy Innovation, Chair David Shonnard, Michigan Technological University, Co-Chair Steering Committee Nawa Baral, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Joint Bioenergy Institute Carl Bernacchi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation Jeremy Guest, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation Stephen Hamilton, Michigan State University, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Jorge Hilbert, INTA-Instituto de Ingenieria Rural, Argentina Julio Sacramento, Autonomous University of the Yucatan, Mexico Corinne Scown, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Joint Bioenergy Institute Glaucia Mendes Souza, Instituto de Química - USP, Brazil Kurt Thelen, Michigan State University, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Highlights RCN Conference on Pan American Biofuels and Bioenergy Sustainability July 22-25, 2014Join a network of biofuels sustainability researchers from a range of disciplines along with industry leaders, government officials, and other professionals to focus on a range of sustainability issues 2nd RCN Conference on Pan American Biofuels & Bioenergy Sustainability The PanAm RCN will hold its 2nd RCN Conference on Pan American Biofuels & Bioenergy Sustainability in September 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina in collaboration with AAIQ and AIChE, IfS and SBE.