Advanced Biofuels and the RFS : The State of Technology, Investment and Market Outlook
June 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Washington, Congressional A Meeting Room
400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
The reality: current Renewable Fuels Standard mandates for volumes of advanced and cellulosic biofuels will not be met. It is likely that sometime in the not-too-distant future, this reality will be reflected in revised volumes. The more informed decision makers are, the more likely that any change to the RFS will be based on facts and science rather than beliefs, myths and politics. The objective of this briefing is to provide fact-based, objective information about the state of technology and investment in advanced biofuels made either from cellulosic feedstocks or from innovative processing methods. Congressional aides and agency staffers (EPA, DOE, USDA, NSF) should attend.
Webcast: Bushnell, Hart, and Brown Address Climate Change Legislation
Leading economists in energy economics and agricultural policy presented a two-hour ISU Extension webcast Feb. 1, 2010 at 7 p.m. Climate change legislation and regulations now making headlines will impact the economy, consumers and agriculture when they are enacted. James Bushnell and Chad Hart, economics, and Tristan Brown, postdoctoral research associate in economics, provided Iowans with a better understanding of proposed policy and its expected implications for agriculture.