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Keynote Speakers


Bruce Dale, PhD  ♦  Peter Vadas, PhD

 

Bruce Dale Keynote SpeakerBruce E. Dale, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University, where his research focuses on the relationships between energy use and prosperity and the design of integrated agroecosystems for producing sustainable fuels, chemicals, and food. He serves as editor in chief and founding editor of the journal Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. He received his BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona and his PhD from Purdue University. He is a winner of the Charles D. Scott Award, for contributions to the use of biotechnology to produce fuels and chemicals, and the Sterling Hendricks Award, for contributions to agriculture. Dale is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, and the American Academy of Inventors.

 

Peter Vadas Keynote SpeakerPeter Vadas, PhD, is a national program leader for Land and Air Management with the USDA Agricultural Research Service Office of National Programs. He leads research programs on soil and air management and forage and rangeland agroecosystems. 

Prior to joining National Programs in 2019, Vadas spent nearly 20 years as a research scientist with ARS in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, conducting research on nutrient management for sustainable animal production systems. Vadas earned a BS in environmental sciences at Virginia Tech, and an MS and PhD in environmental soil science at the University of Delaware.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Subject to change

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions hosted in Aula Magna, Plaza de la Autonomia, UCR

Consult conference program for complete details

 


 

Sunday, October 23

 
09:00–17:00 
Registration and CPD Session(s) – Salon Multiuso, Plaza de la Autonomia, UCR
 
14:00–17:00 
Booth Setup – Salon Multiuso, Plaza de la Autonomia, UCR

 

Monday, October 24

 
08:00–17:30
Registration and Booth Setup
 
08:30–09:00
Conference Inauguration and Keynote Address
 
10:00–12:15
TECHNICAL SESSION I: AGRICULTURE AND THE CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION–1
 
13:00–14:00
LUNCH
 
14:00–18:00
THEMATIC SESSION I: AGRICULTURE AND THE CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION, 1–4
 
18:00–19:00
STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

 

Tuesday, October 25

 
08:30–11:00 THEMATIC SESSION II: DISTRIBUTED RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
 
11:00-12:00 LUNCH
 
12:00–15:00
THEMATIC SESSION III: SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON ENERGY SECURITY
 
16:30–17:30
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP MEETING 
 
19:00–21:00
DINNER AND CULTURAL PROGRAM

 

Wednesday, October 26

 
08:30–11:30
TECHNICAL SESSION IV: INNOVATIVE RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES–2
 
11:30-12:30 LUNCH
 
13:00-14:00
THEMATIC SESSION IV: INNOVATIVE RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
 
13:45–16:30
THEMATIC SESSION V: INTEGRATED FOOD, ENERGY, AND WATER SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVES ON ENERGY SECURITY
 
16:45-17:15
REPORTS ON HIGHLIGHTS OF THEMATIC SESSIONS (5 MINUTES EACH)
 
17:15-17:30
CONFERENCE CLOSING CEREMONY

 

Thursday, October 27

 
08:00–09:30 
CONFERENCE CLOSING CEREMONY
 
09:30-18:00
FIELD VISITS