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BERCshop: Can the U.S. satisfy the renewable fuels standard?, Apr 11

BERC is hosting three bioenergy experts to discuss the United States’ Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2), advanced biofuels conversion pathways, and the future of bioenergy production. In 2007, the U.S. set bold mandates for production of conventional and advanced biofuels for transportation, but there have been several setbacks: the lack of commercialization of cellulosic biofuels, poor plant economics, and lack of uptake of advanced fueling infrastructure. Are there new technologies that can meet the demands of the RFS? Or do we need a ‘reset’ on our biofuels policy?

A Panel Discussion featuring:

• Paul Bryan, Lecturer, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Former Program Manager, DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office

• Hanna Breetz, Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer, Goldman School of Public Policy

• Heather Youngs, Bioenergy Analyst, Energy Biosciences Institute

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.