Breakout Track 4 - Sustainability and the Environment
Technical breakout tracks offered Biomass 2010 participants the opportunity to attend sessions focused on specific topic areas and engage in dialogue in a smaller group setting. There were four breakout tracks, each with three distinct sessions.
This technical track examined the role of sustainability, including issues of climate change, policy, and environmental impacts, as it relates to the development of biomass technologies.
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Sustainability and the Environment I
A look at the effect of Federal climate change legislation on the bioenergy sector.
Liz Marshall, Resource Economist, Biofuels Production and Policy Project, World Resources Institute
- Brent Yacobucci, Specialist in Energy and Environmental Policy, Congressional Research Service
- Amy Ehlers, Policy Manager, Industrial and Environmental Section, Biotechnology Industry Organization
- Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Dr. Adam Liska, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska
Sustainability and the Environment II
The Role of Biomass in State and Regional Renewable Energy and Climate Initiatives – A discussion of the environmental implications of increasing the use of biomass-derived energy to meet both production goals and what can be done to mitigate any negative impacts.
Suzanne Hunt, President, HuntGreen LLC
- Jimmie Powell, Team Lead, Energy Strategies, The Nature Conservancy
- Glen Andersen, Energy Policy Analyst, National Conference of State Legislatures
- Dr. Jim Pease, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- John Bonitz, Farm Outreach and Policy Advocate, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Sustainability and the Environment III
Environmental Implications of Achieving a High-Yield Feedstock Scenario – A look at the potential environmental implications of reaching feedstock yields that are mandated in existing policies and necessary to support a growing bio-economy and the sustainability issues surrounding it.
Dr. Alison Goss Eng, Manager, Sustainable Bioenergy Production, Bioenergy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
- Mike Edgerton, Technology Lead for Corn Ethanol and Quality Traits, Monsanto
- Douglas Karlen, Research Leader, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Dr. Bryce Stokes, Senior Advisor, Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc
- Julie Sibbing, Director, Global Warming, Agriculture and Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation
- Dr. May Wu, Environmental Scientist, Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory