The Great Experiment Conference

Agenda


March 13


    7:30 a.m.

    8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

    8:55 a.m.

 

 

    9:15 a.m.

 

    9:40 a.m.

 

    10:00 a.m.

 

    10:20 a.m.

    10:40 a.m.

 

    11:00 a.m.

 

 

    11:25 a.m.

 

    11:45 a.m.

 

    12:05 p.m.

    12:55 p.m.

 

    1:15 p.m.

 

    1:35 p.m.

 

    1:55 p.m.

 

 

    2:20 p.m.

 

    2:40 p.m.

 

    3:00 p.m.

    3:20 p.m.

 

    3:45 p.m.

 

    4:10 p.m.

    4:40 p.m.

 

 

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome

Tim Cross, Chancellor, UT Institute of Agriculture

Bill Brown, Dean, UT AgResearch

Delton Gerloff, Interim Dean, UT Extension

Goals of Great Experiment

Tim Rials, Associate Dean, UT AgResearch

Director, Center for Renewable Carbon

Growing the Feedstock

Ken Goddard, Extension Specialist, Plant Sciences

Growing the Feedstock

Don Tyler, Professor Emeritus, Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science

Switchgrass Biotechnology and Breeding for Improved Biomass Traits

Mitra Mazarei, Research Scientist, Plant Sciences

BREAK

Growing for the Future: Improving Switchgrass Production and Logistics

Lance Stewart, Genera Energy

Harvesting and Logistics Analysis

Erin Webb, Adjunct Professor, Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science

Magen Shedden, Graduate Student, Industrial Engineering

Environmental

Pat Keyser, Professor, Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries

Moving Forward: Where does the Road Lead for Biomass?

Sam Jackson, Vice President, Business Development, Genera Energy

LUNCH

Switchgrass as a Feedstock: Cultivar Breeding Research

Hem Bhandari, Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences

Growing, Improving, and Harvesting the Feedstock

Bonnie Ownley, Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology

Supply Chain

Jim Larson, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Bulk-Format System to Harvest, Transport, Store, Densify, and Deliver Switchgrass Feedstock

Al Womac, Professor, Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science

Growing Corn and Switchgrass on Marginal Lands

Chris Boyer, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Design

Virginia Dale, Joint ORNL Faculty Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

BREAK

Switchgrass: a flexible bioenergy crop

Warren Edmunds, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Renewable Carbon

Conversion

Joe Bozell, Professor, Center for Renewable Carbon and Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries

Flash Talks

Poster Session

Conference Sponsors


University of Tennessee AgResearch
Center for Renewable Carbon
University of Tennessee Extension
Vienna Coffee House

March 14


    7:30 a.m.

    8:30 a.m.

 

    8:45 a.m.

 

    9:00 a.m.

 

    9:20 a.m.

 

 

    9:40 a.m.

 

    10:00 a.m.

 

    10:20 a.m.

    10:40 a.m.

    11:30 a.m.

 

    12:15 p.m.

 

 

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome - Setting the Stage for the Second Day

Burt English, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Environmental

John Schwartz, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Analysis of Markets for Biofuels, Bioenergy, & Bio-based Products

Kim Jensen, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Biofuel Facility Location, Land Use Change, and Economic Impacts in the Southeast US

Dayton Lambert, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Economic Impacts of Establishing a Biofuel Industry in Southeast United States

Burt English, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Extension Experiences

John Walton, Lecturer, Agricultural and Resource Economics

BREAK

Panel - Reflections on the Experiment

Bring the Conference to an end

Burt English, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics

BOX LUNCH