Penn State Bioenergy Symposium 2012

Pathways to the Future - Short Rotation and Perennial Crops

February 29, 2012
Heritage Hall, Student Union Building, Penn State Campus

About the Event

Join some of the world’s leading bioenergy scientists and researchers as we explore the emerging discoveries and new trends that are likely to shape the bioeconomy in the coming years.  Short Rotation Woody Crops and Perennial Grasses will be the focus of this one day event, but attendees will have opportunities to interact with researchers and students in a wide range of bioenergy subjects. 

The day’s proceedings will include a roundtable policy discussion where attendees will be encouraged to contribute their thoughts and observations.  An afternoon poster session reception will give attendees an additional opportunity to meet with researchers and discuss  topics in depth.   Attendees will be asked to judge the overall quality of the posters, and help select the top submissions. 


Poster Session

The afternoon will feature a poster session for bioenergy research (all topics) by Penn State Students. Attendees will be asked to help identify the top submisisons by examining the posters and interacting with students.  The preliminary list of poster presentations includes:


29 February, 2012
8:30  Sign in, coffee
9:00  Welcome and Introductions
9:15     A Vision for Bioenergy in the Northeast
10:00  Genetic Developments in Short Rotation Crops
10:45 Break
11:00  Miscanthus Challenges & Opportunities
11:45 Developments in Processing & Logistics
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Understanding Lignocellulose Structure and Formation for the Next Generation of Biofuels
14:15 Roundtable Discussion
15:00 Poster Session and Judging
16:30 Close


Speakers for this short course include nationally recognized experts in short rotation and perrenial grass energy systems. Speakers include:

This workshop was organized by Penn State Extension and the Penn State Biomass Energy Center.

Penn State is an Equal Opportunity University.

Penn State Bioenergy Short Courses