Frontiers in Bioenergy Symposium
News May 09, 2011
Frontiers in Bioenergy Symposium / Participants / May 15-18, 2011
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6th Frontiers in Bioenergy
United States-Brazilian Symposium on Sustainable Bioenergy
May 15-18, 2011
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Close to 300 participants are expected to gather for the sixth in a series of symposia called Frontiers in Bioenergy. This year’s symposium will feature U.S. and Brazilian leaders from academia, industry, and government agencies to discuss the path forward to sustainable bioenergy production.
Networking and collaboration opportunities will be plentiful. Coffee breaks, meals, and other symposium gatherings—both formal and informal—will provide excellent opportunities for strengthening relationships and exchanging research project and business development ideas. In particular, we will engage with our Brazilian colleagues to forge strong collaborations around our common goal of making bioenergy a key component of national energy security.
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