At the 8th Annual Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference on April 1 and 2, scientists from across the country will present research developments on biofuel, biotechnology, green chemistry and related subjects. They will also identify future research directions. The conference will be held at the UC Berkeley Alumni House.
The first day will be dedicated to analysis of past performance and future prospects of the biofuel sector as well as renewables beyond biofuel. The second day will focus on the use of forests for biofuel, a global perspective on the bioeconomy, and the economics of regulating biotechnology.
If you plan to attend, please register by March 30. Registration, the agenda and more information can be found at http://www.berkeleybioeconomy.com.
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The 2014 Bioeconomy Conference will be held March 26 and 27 at the UC Berkeley Alumni House and highlight economic and policy issues related to biofuel and various biotechnologies in agriculture.
Sessions will address biofuel policies and their implications, in particular, the future of biofuel policies, the economics of alternative forms of biofuel, and the role of biofuel within a more diverse renewable energy portfolio. Speakers will emphasize the impacts of biofuel and biofuel policies on the environment and on the poor and feature sessions on the political economy of biofuel policies and biofuel in Brazil.
In the area of biotechnology, speakers will present results on the economic and environmental impacts of biotechnology and biofuel regulation as well as results on the political economy of biotechnology. They will emphasize the adoption and future of biofuel and biotechnology in Africa and the impacts of technology transfer and intellectual-technology arrangements on the dynamics of both technologies
The two-day conference is sponsored by the College of Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Energy Biosciences Institute at UC Berkeley and the Giannini Foundation.
To register or for more information, visit http://www.berkeleybioeconomy.com.