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Presentations to the Panel

NOVEMBER 19, 2007

Robert Perlack, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Overview of Plant Feedstock Production for Biofuel: Current Technologies and Challenges, and Potential for Improvement


Jonathan Foley, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Regional and Global Environmental Consequences of Expanding Biofuel Production from Agricultural Feedstocks: Potential Production Issues and Environmental Impacts

NOVEMBER 20, 2007

Bruce Dale, Michigan State University

Why Cellulosic Ethanol Is Nearer Than You May Think: Creating the Biofuels Future

FEBRUARY 19, 2008

Otto Doering, Purdue University

Economics of Production of Liquid Fuels from Plant Feedstocks



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D Presentations to the Panel NOVEMBER 19, 2007 Robert Perlack, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Overview of Plant Feedstock Production for Biofuel: Current Technologies and Challenges, and Potential for Improvement Jonathan Foley, University of Wisconsin, Madison Regional and Global Environmental Consequences of Expanding Biofuel Produc- tion from Agricultural Feedstocks: Potential Production Issues and Environmental Impacts NOVEMBER 20, 2007 Bruce Dale, Michigan State University Why Cellulosic Ethanol Is Nearer Than You May Think: Creating the Biofuels Future FEBRUARY 19, 2008 Otto Doering, Purdue University Economics of Production of Liquid Fuels from Plant Feedstocks 

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 Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass Robert Williams, Princeton University Overview of the Production of Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal Feedstocks and from Biomass Feedstocks via Gasification and Similar Technologies Samuel Tam, Headwaters Direct Liquefaction: Total Production Costs, Current Status of Conversion Tech- nologies and Potential for Future Improvement, and Environmental Impacts Sam Tabak, ExxonMobil ExxonMobil Methanol to Gasoline Theodore Wegner, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Forest Biomass for Liquid Transportation Fuels Production FEBRUARY 20, 2008 Rich Bain and Maggie Mann, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Amory Lovins and James Newcomb, Rocky Mountain Institute Importance of Scale in the Production of Biofuels