Farm Foundation Conference to Help Bioeconomy Discussion

John Davis

ff-transitiontobio1Domestic Fuel will be there as the Farm Foundation hosts the next in its series of meetings to talk about what needs to be done for this country… and the world, for that matter… transition to a bioeconomy.

In the fourth in the series of “Transition to a Bioeconomy” conferences, our friends at Farm Foundation will facilitate conversation focusing on global trade and policy issues, March 30-31 at the Westin Washington D.C. City Center Hotel:

“The developing bioeconomy is creating diverse and complex issues for public and private decision makers, particularly in the area of policy and trade issues,” says Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin. “This conference is an opportunity for conference participants to gain broader understanding, as well as new perspectives, of the issues and challenges.”

Conference speakers include:
· Michael Schall, Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
· Laurent Javaudin, Delegation of the European Commission to the United States
· Al Mussell of the George Morris Centre
· Seth Meyer of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
· Joel Velasco of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
· Paul Willems of BP Energy Biosciences Institute
· Mark Willers of Minwind Inc.
· Mark Dietzen of INEOS Bio
· Thomas Alfstad of Brookhaven National Laboratory

The Farm Foundation has teamed up with the USDA’s Office of Energy Policy and New Uses and the farm agency’s Economic Research Service. Like the previous three Transition to a Bioeconomy conferences, organizers promise this one will “provide public and private leaders with objective information and analyses they can use to make more informed decisions as they address these issues.”

I’ve been lucky enough to make it to a couple of these, and they are really well worth the trip. I strongly suggest you make plans to attend this conference March 30-31 at the Westin Washington D.C. City Center Hotel. Registration information is available here.

But if you can’t be there in person, let Domestic Fuel and give you the next best thing. We’ll be covering the events as they happen on both of our ZimmComm New Media Web sites. Either way, don’t miss it!

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