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The Bio-Economy: Technology and Policy Path Forward

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Saturday, 01 October 2016, 8:30

Saturday, October 1, 2016. 8:30 AM. The Bio-Economy: Technology and Policy Path Forward. Sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. More information here.


This two-day workshop will provide an opportunity to engage in broad discussion about the development of the bio-economy. The aim is to continue progressing the United States towards efficient use of renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources. The purpose of these efforts are to produce and manufacture renewable bioenergy, and plant-based intermediate and final products to fully realize the economic growth potential, environmental value, and national security benefits of the bio-economy.

Speakers will share their insights about the state of the chemical, engineering, and economic sciences; manufacturing processes; federal initiatives; and global bio-economic factors. Presentations will inform cultivation of new ideas about energy and 'green' chemistry policy. Industry, academic, and policy experts will have the opportunity to examine if there is a cohesive 'bio-economy' by evaluating the interrelationship of bioenergy and bioproducts. This workshop will advance knowledge about policy effectiveness and identify information and knowledge gaps that if filled could contribute to a robust bio-economy.

Location  Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick