Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit — Oct. 23-24

Don’t forget to set aside Oct. 23-24 for the Bioenergy Summit sponsored by the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative. This event on the UW-Madison campus will focus on Wisconsin’s leadership in the developing bioeconomy. Keynote speaker for the event will be Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund. The agenda also features university experts from many disciplines, as well as state policymakers and innovators from Wisconsin’s private sector. The summit begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 23rd and ends at noon on Friday, Oct. 24. Information on location and other details will be available soon. Please help spread the word by downloading and distributing a flyer on the Bioenergy Summit.

Topics on the agenda include:

  • Predicting and mitigating the global impacts of bioenergy development
  • Using GIS mapping tools to assessWisconsin’s biomass energy potential
  • The economics of the bioeconomy
  • Present and future directions in cellulosic ethanol research
  • Logistics of harvesting, transporting and processing biomass
  • Producing products and energy from wood residuals
  • Using anaerobic digestion to make pipeline quality gas on farms
  • Energy conservation and fuels from paper mill residuals
  • Using biomass energy to replace coal for electricity production

Partnering with CALS and Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative on this event are the UW-Madison, UW Athletics, the State of Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence, Fountainhead Engineering and Glen Oak Lumber.