Wednesday, November 19, 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)

#411 - Environmental Aspects of Biofuels IV (TI003)
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 AMImplications of Biofuel Policy on Water Resources of the USA
Rosa Dominguez-Faus
9:00 AMLong-Term Impacts of Aquifer Contamination by Ethanol-Amended Gasoline
Henry Corseui
9:30 AMBiogas: The Flexible Feedstock Biofuel
R. Elaine Groom, Ciarán Prunty
10:00 AMThe Current State and Environmental Footprint of High Yielding Non-Food Based Biomass Feedstock for Biofuel Production – from the Field to the Conversion Facility
Matthew McArdle

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