Potential and Prospects for Cellulosic Ethanol

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Date(s) - 7/25/200712:00 am


The potential benefits of cellulosic-based fuels are widely acknowledged, but such fuels may be years away from widespread use.  This panel discussion will consider the scientific, technical and economic hurdles that must be crossed before use of cellulosic fuels will become commonplace.

Aristides Patrinos, President of Synthetic Genomics, Inc., directs research activities in microbial genome research, structural biology, nuclear medicine, and global environmental change. Dr. Patrinos played a historic role in the successful Human Genome Project, the founding of the U.S. Department of Energy?s Joint Genome Institute and the design and launch of DOE?s visionary genomics. He is a leading authority on structural biology, nuclear medicine and health effects.

Larry Kumins, Vice President for Research and Analysis at EPRINC, previously served as a research specialist in energy policy at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in the U.S. Library of Congress. He has over 30 years experience in undertaking assessments and research on a wide range of oil and natural gas policy and economic issues.  Mr. Kumins is a recognized expert on fuel supply, trends in supply and demand in petroleum product markets, natural gas regulatory policy, oil imports and exports, OPEC and world oil market developments.


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