Catalyzing Industry – Academic Collaboration
University of Massachusetts Amherst
April 30, 2010
Those interested in the Commonwealth’s developing biofuels and bioproducts industry are invited to participate in the Second Annual Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels this April 30th. The conference is hosted by The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. TIMBR is a growing interdisciplinary research group focused on expanding biofuels and bioproducts research on the Amherst campus and enabling translational research through strategic partnerships between academia, industry, and state and federal government (www.ecs.umass.edu/timbr).
During the conference you will hear about the latest developments in biofuels and bioproducts research at UMass Amherst and other universities, learn about opportunities that lie ahead for biofuels in the region from state policy makers, and connect with others from industry, academia, and government who are eager to expand their network of partners and collaborators in the biofuels and bioproducts industries. Topics covered will include emerging research in plant feedstock development, catalytic and microbial routes to biofuels, the Massachusetts biofuels industry, and more. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Martin Keller, Associate Laboratory Director for Biological and Environmental Sciences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a world leader in cellulosic biofuels (see Preliminary Program)
The Second Annual Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels will feature a poster session covering all aspects of biofuels research and development. We encourage contributions from both academia and industry.
Authors should indicate their intention to present a poster by submitting a one-paragraph abstract (300 words or less) along with the poster title, authors, authors' affiliation through ScholarWorks by clicking "Submit Abstract" on the right menu bar.
Each contribution will be assigned a location where the poster can be displayed throughout the conference. The formal poster session will take place during the afternoon break, 2:30 – 4:00. Every poster must have at least one author registered for the conference. Please register here.
We look forward to seeing you in Amherst on April 30!