Friday, August 12, 2016

The Bio-economy: Technological and Policy Path Forward Workshop

Friday, September 30-Saturday, October 1

Register today!

Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ

We invite you to join us at the workshop "The Bio-economy: Technological and Policy Path Forward" on Friday, September 30th to Saturday, October 1st. The workshop will take place at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for engagement about the development of the bio-economy. The workshop aims to continue progressing the United States towards efficient use of renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources. The purpose of these efforts are to produce and manufacture renewable bio-energy, and plant-based intermediate and final products to fully realize the economic growth potential, environmental value, and national security benefits of the bio-economy.

The workshop's speakers will share their insights about the state of the chemical, engineering, and economic sciences; manufacturing processes; federal initiatives; and global bio-economic factors. The presentations will inform the cultivation of new ideas about energy and 'green' chemistry policy. Industry, academic, and policy experts will have the opportunity to examine if there is a cohesive 'bio-economy' by evaluating the interrelationship of bio-energy and bio-products. The workshop will advance knowledge about policy effectiveness and identify information and knowledge gaps that if filled could contribute to a robust bio-economy.

Participants will have the opportunity to shape the results of the workshop by contributing their ideas, insights and providing feedback both on-site and after the event has closed. These efforts will complement the global efforts have been undertaken in this area of the international economy.

The registration fee is waived until August 31. We've reserved a block of rooms at The Rutgers Inn, the on-site hotel. Rooms are reserved from Sep 29 to Oct 1. Please let us know if you are interested in being in the block. Kindly send that information to Chariese Walton at C-FARE by email ( by August 17 at 12 noon. Thank you.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the event. We are happy to discuss it further with you. You will find the draft workshop agenda here.

Thank you for your consideration.

Gal Hochman
Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics
and Rutgers Energy Institute
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Phone: (848) 932-9142

Madhu Khanna
ACES Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1301, W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801

David Zilberman
Professor and Robinson Chair
Department of Agricultural and
Resource Economics
207 Giannini Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3310