Tuesday, June 23, 2009


LUSSIER FAMILY HERITAGE CENTER

9:00 AM

Introduction

Emmy Simmons, Co-Chair, Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, The National Academies

 

Welcome

Molly Jahn, Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin

9:15 AM

Workshop Overview

Gary Radloff, Wisconsin State Department of Agriculture

SETTING THE STAGE

9:30 AM

U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), Implications for State Biofuels Policies

Paul Argyropoulos and Bruce Rodan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

9:45 AM

Overview: Regional Biofuels Policies (Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa)

Brendan Jordan, Great Plains Institute

Judy Ziewacz, Director, Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence

John Yunker, Office of the Legislative Auditor, Minnesota

10:15 AM

Discussion

10:30 AM

Break

10:45 AM

A Transition to Advanced Biofuels: Where Are We?

John Miranowski, National Research Council Panel Member, Report: Alternative Liquid Transportation Fuels

John Regalbuto, National Science Foundation, Federal Inter-Agency Biomass R&D Board, Conversion Technologies Assessment Report

11:15 AM

Questions and Discussion

11:30 AM

Sustainability and a Transition to Advanced Biofuels

John Sheehan, University of Minnesota, Institute on the Environment

 

  • The Economy—economics of production, economic benefits, effects on other industries.

  • Affected Environment—water quality and quantity, watersheds, air quality and health, soil erosion/nutrient-



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