Location: Nashville, TN

This conference engages bioenergy sustainability researchers with the goal to promote collaboration and disseminate the latest innovative concepts, research methods, and results in the various domains of bioenergy sustainability. It is chaired by Keith Kline, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Center for Bioenergy Innovation, and co-chaired by David Shonnard, Michigan Technological University.

Large-scale utilization of bioenergy is attractive as a potential alternative to fossil fuels only if the production and processing of bioenergy feedstocks is sustainable from economic, environmental, and social standpoints. Research into bioenergy sustainability will benefit from improved understanding of goals, progress to date, and cooperation among researchers active in multiple disciplinary domains. This conference will bring diverse researchers together to address information gaps and solutions to bioenergy sustainability challenges including land, water, climate, and socio-economic aspects. Presentations will discuss fundamental and applied research underway to support more sustainable bioenergy. Break-out sessions will encourage all attendees to share their experiences and discuss research needs and approaches.

Conference website: https://www.aiche.org/ifs/conferences/bioenergy-sustainability-conference/2019