Pan American conference on biofuels and bioenergy sustainability

The Research Coordination Network (RCN) Conference on Pan American Biofuels and Bioenergy Sustainability will be held in Recife, Brazil on July 22-25, 2014. It is being organized by the PanAm RCN, led by Michigan Technological University, with support from the National Science Foundation. The American Institute of Chemical Engineers and several of its technical entities is supporting organization of the conference.
The conference will focus on a range of issues, including community impacts, the water-energy nexus, biodiversity, soil biogeochemical cycles, energy policy, environmental life cycle assessment, food security, and biomass supply transportation logistics. State of the art research methods and results will be presented, gaps in knowledge identified, and recommendations for future sustainability research topics and processes formulated.

NCASI scientists will be making presentations on topics related to sustainability of forest biofuel and bioenergy production.

The RCN’s National Science Foundation grant allows the organizers to offer conference registration at a reduced cost. More information is available at