Biofuels and Water Quality

April 4-5, 2007

Registration  |  Location  |  Lodging  |  Speakers  |  Presentations

Sponsored By:

     The Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Program, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and USDA-ARS Beltsville Agricultural Research Center are partnering together on this important conference.  Topics of discussion will include the status and trends of ethanol production, potential water quality implications, nutrient management concerns, challenges to production, and economic aspects of ethanol.  The second day will focus on biodiesel and gasification.  Topics will include the diversity of biofuels, feedstocks, strategies and a closing panel on the needs and opportunities.  This conference, open to all interested parties, is scheduled for April 4-5, 2007 in Beltsville, MD.  A registration fee of $25.00 is requested, payable by check to University of Maryland.

Registration Information:

Please contact Jake Vandevort to see if there is room available for new registrations.

We will not be able to accept new registrations at the door on the day of the event.
Registration Fee: $25.00

To register for this conference, please fax the registration form and mail payment to:

Jake Vandevort
Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Program
University of Maryland
1441 AnSc/AgEn Building
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-5849
Fax: (301) 314-9023

Download the flyer and registration form
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Event Location :

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705

Auditorium, Building 003 (Clocktower)
Directions to the event

Note: On the days of the event please use the front entrance to the building to receive your visitor badge.

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Lodging Information:

Holiday Inn - College Park
10000 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740

Room Rate: $119. To make reservations call (866) 240-6315 and request the UMD - Environmental Science and Technology Room Block.  You may also contact Deborah Williams at (240) 542-1224.

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Speakers and Panel Members:

Tom Simpson, University of Maryland
Otto Doering, Purdue University
Jim Pease, Virginia Tech
Charlie Stallings, Virginia Tech
Doug Karlen, USDA-ARS - National Soil Tilth Laboratory
Tom Richard, Penn State University
Bob Kratochvil, University of Maryland
Ron Korcak, USDA-ARS - Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Matt Smith, USDA-ARS - Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Foster Agblevor, Virginia Tech
Robert Butz, Chesapeake Green Fuels
Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group
Ann Swanson, Chesapeake Bay Commission
Roy Hoagland, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Lynne Hoot, Maryland Grain and Soybean Producers

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April 4, 2007: Ethanol as Biofuel

Opening Keynote Address: Ethanol Production - Current Status, Future Trends and Their Implications
     Otto Doering, Purdue University

Potential Water Quality Implications of Different Ethanol Production Strategies
     Tom Simpson, University of Maryland

Concentrating Nutrients in Ethanol Production Areas: Impacts on Nutrient Budgets
     Jim Pease, Virginia Tech

Concentrating Nutrients in Ethanol Production Areas: Feed Management Concerns
     Charlie Stallings, Virginia Tech

What is the Value of My Crop Residue?
     Doug Karlen, USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory

Technologies and Challenges of Competitive Cellulosic Ethanol Production
     Tom Richard, Penn State University

Potential for Multiple Revenue Streams for Grain vs. Perennial Grass Grown for Ethanol
     Tom Simpson, University of Maryland

Hulless Barley for Ethanol
     Bob Kratochvil, University of Maryland

April 5, 2007: Biodiesel and Gasification

Diversity of Biofuels an Overview
     Matt Smith, USDA-ARS

Feedstocks for Gasification
     Foster Agblevor, Virginia Tech

Feedstocks for Biodiesel
     Robert Butz, Chesapeake Green Fuels

Closing Keynote Address: Fuel, Feed, Food, Water - Can We Develop a Biofuels Strategy That Addresses All Four?
     Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group


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Page Last Updated On: August 30, 2007

This material is based upon work supported by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2002-51130-01522. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.