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The Road to Commercialization: Advanced Biofuels in the Public and Private Sector
Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)
The Road to Commercialization:
Advanced Biofuels in the Public and Private Sectors
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
Alejandro Zamorano, analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Bioenergy team
Jim Rekoske, vice president of renewable energy and chemicals, Honeywell UOP
Harrison Dillon, president and CTO, Solazyme Inc.
Nancy Young, vice president of environmental affairs, Airlines for America
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Continental Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.
Program, 9-10:30 a.m.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
The United States imports almost 50 percent of the oil it consumes and sends $1 billion a day overseas—some of it to regimes hostile to U.S. interests. Advanced biofuels, currently being tested and used by the Department of Defense as well as several commercial airlines, offer the nation a real opportunity to diversify and increase its use of domestic fuels while positioning U.S. companies and farmers to be global leaders in the industry. The departments of Defense, Agriculture, and Energy are working with the private sector to spur more production of advanced aviation and marine biofuels to power military and commercial transportation. This session will focus on the important role the public and private sectors can play in bringing these fuels to market in order to enhance security and provide widespread economic benefits.
The Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate is dedicated to highlighting the critical linkages between national security, energy independence, the economy, and climate change. For more information, please visit www.PewTrusts.org/EnergySecurity.
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The Pew Project on National Security, Energy & Climate
The Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate is an initiative of the Pew Environment Group, and is dedicated to highlighting the critical linkages among national security, energy independence, the economy and climate change. The Pew Project brings together military, security, and scientific experts to examine new strategies for combating climate change, protecting our national security, increasing our energy independence and preserving our nation's natural resources.