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Poster Abstract

"Penn State's Fields to Wheels"

Tom Richard, Director of Penn State's Biomass Energy Center and Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Penn State is organizing our bioenergy research around a concept we call “Fields to Wheels.” By conducting integrated research into every stage of the biofuels process – from plant transformation to production, harvest, and storage; and from biomass pretreatment to fuel formulation and engine testing – our goal is to optimize whole system performance while minimizing environmental impact and reducing fuel costs. Field and pilot-scale scale-up capabilities provide a bridge to commercialize innovative technologies from both academic and industrial research, facilitating collaboration and synergy among scientists and engineers from business, government, and universities. To partner in this effort, contact Tom Richard by email at