WNC Bioenergy Field Day happening Sept. 4

From a press release:

If you are interested in learning how NC State University researchers are working towards meeting North Carolina’s renewable fuel and energy goals, as a grower, researcher, industry representative, or manufacturer, please plan to attend the Western North Carolina Bioenergy Field Day being held September 4 at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Mills River, N.C.

The field day is free and open to the public. For more information, visit here or contact Ron Gehl at 828-684-3562.

Event: Western North Carolina Bioenergy Field Day
Date: September 4, 2013
Time: 12:30 Registration, 1:00-5:00 Educational Presentations and Demonstrations
Contact: Ron Gehl, ron_gehl@ncsu.edu, 828-684-3562 x129

North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services invite you to attend this event designed to provide a time for researchers to share the latest information of the work being conducted on energy crops in Western NC. Tours of research plots and processing equipment demonstrations will help growers, researchers, and private industry interests learn how we are working to meet the state’s renewable fuels and energy goals of the future. The afternoon event will cover topics including the science of cellulosic fuel production, production of energy grasses, cultural management of bioenergy crops, high-oil crops and biodiesel production, sorghum production for biofuels, breeding efforts and genetic improvements of biomass crops. Speakers include NC State University researchers in Soil Science, Horticultural Science, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Forestry and Environmental Resources, and biofuel industry representatives. Field demonstrations will include small-scale gasification, oilseed crushing and biodiesel production, and sorghum harvest, squeezing, and distillation.


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