250 Symposium--Biomass Energy Systems: Environmental Impacts and Water Quality Issues

Oral Session
S11 Soils & Environmental Quality

This is the fourth session of the Biomass Energy symposium and it will address the off site impacts of biomass energy production and management practices needed to protect water and environmental quality.


A05 Environmental Quality, A10 Bioenergy and Agroindustrial Systems, Soil & Water Management & Conservation, Forest, Range & Wildland Soils
Tuesday, November 2, 2010: 12:55 PM-4:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Regency Ballroom A, Third Floor

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Satish Gupta and Thomas Fox
Jane M. Johnson
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:00 PM
Environmental Impacts of Using Annual Crops for Biofuel.
Sylvie Brouder, Purdue University; Jeffrey Volenec, Purdue University
1:20 PM
Growing Short-Rotation Woody Crops for Bioenergy: Environmental Considerations.
Stephen H. Schoenholtz, Virginia Tech; Sheila F. Christopher, Virginia Tech
1:40 PM
Environmental Impact of Growing Herbaceous Perennials for Bioenergy.
Vance Owens, South Dakota State University; Chang Oh Hong, South Dakota State University; Shannon Osborne, USDA-ARS; Thomas Schumacher, South Dakota State University; David Clay, South Dakota State University
2:00 PM
Environmental Impacts of Growing Algae for Bioenergy.
Andres Clarens, University of Virginia; Lisa Colosi, University of Virginia; Eleazer Resurreccion, University of Virginia
2:35 PM
Life Cycle Assessment of Cellulosic and Advanced Biofuel Crops.
Paul R. Adler, USDA-ARS; Stephen J. Del Grosso, USDA-ARS; Stephen M. Ogle, Colorado State University; Ghasideh Pourhashem, Drexel University; Sabrina Sparati, Drexel University; Gregory W. Roth, Pennsylvania State University; William J. Parton, Colorado State University
2:20 PM
2:55 PM
Water Foot Print of Various Biofuel Crops.
Richard Cruse, Iowa State University; Brian Gelder, Iowa State University; Robert Anex, Iowa State University; Hillary Olson, Iowa State University
3:35 PM
Field Water Budget and Tile-Drainage Effluent Loads as Affected by Lignocellulosic-Feedstock Production Systems.
Aaron Daigh, Agronomy Department; Matthew Helmers, ABE Department; Robert Horton, Agronomy Department
3:55 PM
Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Ecosystem Services.
Ben Werling, Michigan State University; Doug Landis, Michigan State University
4:15 PM
4:30 PM