Pathways to the Future - Short Rotation and Perennial Crops
February 29, 2012
Heritage Hall, Student Union Building, Penn State Campus
About the Event
Join some of the world’s leading bioenergy scientists and researchers as we explore the emerging discoveries and new trends that are likely to shape the bioeconomy in the coming years. Short Rotation Woody Crops and Perennial Grasses will be the focus of this one day event, but attendees will have opportunities to interact with researchers and students in a wide range of bioenergy subjects.
The day’s proceedings will include a roundtable policy discussion where attendees will be encouraged to contribute their thoughts and observations. An afternoon poster session reception will give attendees an additional opportunity to meet with researchers and discuss topics in depth. Attendees will be asked to judge the overall quality of the posters, and help select the top submissions.
The afternoon will feature a poster session for bioenergy research (all topics) by Penn State Students. Attendees will be asked to help identify the top submisisons by examining the posters and interacting with students. The preliminary list of poster presentations includes:
- BioFuel Supply Chain Strategy: Application of the Uncertainty Framework
- Biofuel Potential of Cellulosic Double Crops across the US Corn-Soybean Belt
- Pellet Quality Prediction using Physical and Mechanical Properties of Granular Feedstock
- Small Scale Pelletizer Performance
- Nanoscale Structure of Primary Plant Cell Wall Polysaccharides
- Coarse-Grained Simulation of Primary Cell Wall Polysaccharides
- The Expression Analysis of Three Cellulose Synthase Genes in Poplar Trees
- Solar Hydrogen-Producting Bionanodevice Outperforms Natural Photosynthesis
- Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass by Sequential Combination of Organic Acid and Base
Enrichment of CO2-Fixing and Biofuels Producing Biocathodes in Bioelectrochemical Systems (BES)
- Understanding the effect of abiotic and biotic stresses and below-ground microbial diversity on sustainable woody biomass on marginal land
- The Camelina sativa Genome Project: An Emerging Stress-Tolerant Biofuel Seed Crop in the Brassicaeae.
- Visualization of lignin structure in plant cell walls
- Soil CO2 Effluxes in a Shrub Willow Biomass Crops (Salix x dasyclados) across a 20-year Chronosequence
|29 February, 2012|
|8:30||Sign in, coffee|
|9:00||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:15||A Vision for Bioenergy in the Northeast|
|10:00||Genetic Developments in Short Rotation Crops|
|11:00||Miscanthus Challenges & Opportunities|
|11:45||Developments in Processing & Logistics|
|13:30||Understanding Lignocellulose Structure and Formation for the Next Generation of Biofuels|
|15:00||Poster Session and Judging|
Speakers for this short course include nationally recognized experts in short rotation and perrenial grass energy systems. Speakers include:
- Tom Richard - Professor and Director of Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
- Larry Smart - Professor of Horticultural Science, Cornell University
- Marvin Hall - Professor of Forage Management, Penn State
- Jinxin Wang - Professor of Forestry and Wood Science, West Virginia University
- Daniel Cosgrove - Professor of Biology, Penn State
This workshop was organized by Penn State Extension and the Penn State Biomass Energy Center.
Penn State is an Equal Opportunity University.