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2nd RCN Conference on Pan American Biofuels & Bioenergy Sustainability
September 13, 2016 - September 16, 2016
13-16 September 2016
The Research Coordination Network (RCN) will hold its 2nd Conference on Pan American Biofuels & Bioenergy Sustainability in Buenos Aires, Argentina, co-organized by the U.S. National Science Foundation-funded PanAm RCN, AAIQ, AIChE and IfS. Although the implications of large-scale biofuels and bioenergy production on environmental systems and social conditions are largely unknown, such production is rapidly developing in the Pan American region, which will likely lead to important changes in existing human and natural systems. Recognizing that a systems approach is essential for development of a sustainable biofuels and bioenergy sector, presentation and discussion sessions will address key themes emphasizing cross-disciplinary approaches.
100-200 attendees, involvement of multiple disciplines in engineering and the natural and social sciences, 2½ days, cultural programs and tours of bioenergy facilities. Attendees will receive improved systems perspectives of biofuel and bioenergy sustainability through knowledge sharing in multidisciplinary sessions conducted sequentially, a poster session, and ample opportunities for networking. The conference will focus on collaboration and knowledge and skills exchange between experts, researchers and practitioners in the Americas and around the world.