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Sustainable Feedstock Resource Availability:The Regional Feedstock Partnership: Herbaceous Energy Crops and CRP Land for Biomass Production Across Environmental Gradients
April 13, 2010 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Vance Owens (South Dakota State University). He stated that the overall objective was to” perform replicated field trials of diverse biomass feedstocks at different locations,” and in this way to determine the most promising …

Sustainable Feedstock Resource Availability: Increasing Feedstock Production for Biofuels
April 13, 2010 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

Zia Haq (Biomass Program, U.S. Department of Energy) focused his presentation on efforts that the Biomass R&D Board Interagency Working Group makes in order to increase the feedstock production. The priorities he pointed out in …

Sustainable Feedstock Resource Availability: Overview
April 13, 2010 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

Moderator Laura Neal (Biomass Program, U.S. Department of Energy) emphasized the resources availability to ensure a sustainable supply of feedstock in order to meet increased biofuels demand.
The presentation mainly pointed out three focused areas of …

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: Modeling Land Use and Land Use Change in Brazil
April 13, 2010 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

By Leila Harfuch (Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations). In her talk she underlined the modeling land use and land use change in Brazil, stressing out deforestation as a serious issue. Deforestation causes and affects …

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: Assessing the Impact of Ecological Consideration on Forest Biomass Projections
April 13, 2010 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

By Jocelyn Tutak (Conservation Biology Institute). This presentation was mostly focused on developing a method of incorporating ecological considerations into woody biomass. The presentation contains many slides of the studied area, the data, methods of …

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: A Systems Approach to Biomass Sustainability
April 13, 2010 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

M. Cristina Negri (Argonne National Laboratory) directed her talk toward the Laboratory’s system perspective; “waste as another sector’s resource” in biomass production. The growth of biofuels needs to be sustainable meeting economic, environmental, and social …

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: Using Geospatial Technology to Map Potential Biofeedstock Crop Cultivation Zones and Identify Potential Areas of High Biodiversity or Ecosystem Service Value
April 13, 2010 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

Jenny Hewson (Conservation International/CI) presented the multi- tiered sustainable biofuels crops projects funded by DOE.
CI is building global and regional scale maps for potential biofuel cultivation. In other words, CI is looking for areas …

Visualizing Sustainability: Developing Geospatial Technology to Address Sustainable Biofuel Production: Sustainable Bioenergy: Role of Geospatial Science and Technology
April 13, 2010 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

Budhedra Bhaduri (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)   This session started with a talk given by moderator Budhedra Bhaduri who emphasized the role of geospatial science and technology in sustainable bioenergy.

She presented the Geographic Information System (GIS) …

An Industrial Perspective on Sustainability
March 29, 2009 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Peter Halling (Novozymes, Inc.) He talked about an industry perspective, from the point of view of Novozymes, a company that actively pursues sustainability in its business practices. Novozymes is the world leader in industrial enzymes and …

Challenges and Science Needed to Describe Sustainable Biofuel Production
March 29, 2009 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey Steiner (Agricultural Research Services, USDA). In this talk he points out the importance of rural landscapes and ecosystem services.
·         The success of the supply chain depends on productive, profitable, and good resource …

Challenges for Sustainable Second Generation Biofuels
March 29, 2009 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Mark Jacobs (Meridian Institute). He represented the Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP).
CSBP is developing the standards to indicate sustainability issues through principles, criteria, and indicators. These address the climate change, biological diversity …

Defining Bioenergy Sustainability
March 29, 2009 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by moderator Dr. Virginia H. Dale (Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Lab.) who emphasized the components that make up sustainability.  
·         The challenge is to find “bioenergy options that facilitate smooth interactions of …

Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels
March 20, 2009 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

Barbara Bramble  (National Wildlife Federation), in her talk, emphasized the importance of sustainable biofuels and developing strategies to reduce GHG  emissions through the energy security, stabilization of commodity prices, and promotion of rural development.
But the problem …

Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: An Industrial Perspective on Sustainability
March 20, 2009 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Peter Halling (Novozymes, Inc.) He talked about an industry perspective, from the point of view of Novozymes, a company that actively pursues sustainability in its business practices. Novozymes is the world leader in industrial …

Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: Challenges and Science Needed to Describe Sustainable Biofuel Production
March 20, 2009 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey Steiner (Agricultural Research Services, USDA). In this talk he points out the importance of rural landscapes and ecosystem services.
·         The success of the supply chain depends on productive, profitable, and good resource …

Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: Challenges for Sustainable Second Generation Biofuels
March 20, 2009 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Mark Jacobs (Meridian Institute). He represented the Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP).
CSBP is developing the standards to indicate sustainability issues through principles, criteria, and indicators. These address the climate change, biological diversity …

Defining Sustainability: Science, Standards, and Scorecards: Defining Bioenergy Sustainability
March 20, 2009 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by moderator Dr. Virginia H. Dale (Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge  National Lab.) who emphasized the components that make up sustainability.  
 
 

·         The challenge is to find “bioenergy options that facilitate smooth interactions of …