"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Friday, July 21, 2006

Bio fuels / Coal liquids - an important meeting

An important meeting scheduled for August 29, when the Richard G. Lugar-Purdue Summit on Energy Security will be held on on Purdue's campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. This will " focus on prospects for other sources of liquid fuels" a matter of great interest and importance to the corn growers of the mid -west and the car drivers of the US.

National leaders from government, business, academia, and various energy-related fields will participate in the invitation-only event, which will cover national security and economic policies, biomass and coal-based fuels, and suggest business and government strategies.

The Agenda is available here and includes

Talks by Indiana Governer Mitch Daniels, Senator Luger, Bob Malone Chairman of BP America (BP PLC is effectively a US company).

The afternoon technical discusions look extremely interesting

Bio-fuels and Coal Liquids
Moderator: Otto Doering, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Barriers and Opportunities Relating to Production of Coal Liquids and Environmental Issues
Ari Geertsema, Professor
Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky

An Apollo Program for Biomass Liquids
Michael Ladisch, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University

Agronomic/Economic Issues Related to Bio-energy Sustainability
Daniel De La Torre Ugarte, Associate Director
Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee

Alternative Policy Mechanisms for Stimulating Bio-fuels and Coal Liquids Production
Wallace Tyner, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Joseph Bennett
Vice President of University Relations
Purdue University
(765) 494-2082

1 comment:

FaulknA said...

One note on bio-fuels. I've heard from several deisel mechanics that fuel pumps have a habit of failing due to the lack of lubrication that comes from using bio-fuels. Considering how expensive that part of a deisel engine is to replace (over $3,000 dollars for some vehicles!) I hope that they figure out a way to soften this impact by reformulating the fuel.

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