Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Salon A (Marriott Philadelphia Downtown)

ti: Topical I: The Petroleum Environmental Research Forum on Biofuels (Invited Papers Only) (TI)

#217 - Environmental Aspects of Biofuels I (TI000)
Government, private and industry sectors are actively working to address the challenges associated with biofuels development through research on new technologies and pathways to convert various biomass feedstocks into petroleum substitutes. The goal of the PERF Meeting on Biofuels is to examine the state of "second generation" biofuel alternatives in order to promote research, and develop technology solutions. The alternatives of particular interest are: - Ethanol from Lignocellulose - Synthetic Fuels via Biomass Gasification - Biofuels via Biomass Pyrolysis - Biofuels from Farmed Algae Presentations can address individual biofuel production technologies; as well as analyses of the overall environmental footprint of particular approaches - a "Fields to Wheels" analysis which would consider scale, impact on greenhouse gas emissions, land and water resource utilization, sustainability, impact on biodiversity, and short and long term environmental impacts.
Chair:Chad Shockley
CoSponsor(s):Environmental Division (09)
8:30 AMWelcome and Objectives of the Meeting, Todd Ririe, BP and PERF Chair
9:00 AMThe Environmental Impacts of Biofuel
Xiaomin Yang
9:30 AMGroundwater Impacts of Fuel Ethanol: Modeling Its Effect on Benzene Plume Attenuation and Elongation
Diego Gomez, Pedro J. J. Alvarez
10:00 AMFungal Biotechnology Solutions to Problems in Cellulosic Next Generation Biofuels Production
Iva Jovanovic, Jon K. Magnuson, Scott E. Baker
10:30 AMEnvironmental Laws and Regulations That May Impact Algae Production for Fuel Use
Rachel Lattimore

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