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  • January 25, 2015

Fueling the Future: Sustainable BioFuels Using Missouri’s River Floodplains - Ladue News: Lectures & Education

Lectures & Education

Saint Louis, MO

Featured Speaker: Shibu Jose, PhD., Harold E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor and Director of the Center for Agroforestry, University of Missouri - Columbia

Researchers have long known the fertile lands of Missouri and the Midwest have the capacity to be powerhouses for biofuel production. What remains elusive is a way to grow the biomass needed to make biofuel without encroaching on land dedicated to food crops, and a way to profitably transport and refine the biomass. Big energy challenges require big ideas and even bigger collaborations. University of Missouri – Columbia’s Advantage researcher Shibu Jose has both.

Photo credit: University of Missouri - Columbia

In response to our country’s advanced biofuels goals, the University led the formation of the Mississippi/Missouri River Advanced Biomass/Biofuels Consortium (MRABC) in 2010, a team of more than 40 academic institutions and agricultural and energy companies working to turn the Missouri and Mississippi rivers into a “biomass corridor” that will provide clean energy for the U.S. and economic opportunity for Missouri—a system with the capacity to produce up to 8 billion gallons of advanced biofuels. It’s a fascinating look at a biomass and biofuels innovation you won’t want to miss.

Fueling the Future: Sustainable BioFuels Using Missouri’s River Floodplains is a free event.
Website: www.academyofsciencestl.org
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  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • 1 Government Dr
  • Saint Louis, MO 63110
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