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Bioeconomy: Technological and Policy Path Forward



We invite you to join us at the workshop "The Bio-economy: Technological and Policy Path Forward” taking place from Friday, September 30 to Saturday, October 1 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
The workshop will provide an opportunity for engagement in the development of the bio-economy. The workshop plans to encourage and advance the efficient use of renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources and stimulate the production and manufacture of renewable bioenergy and plant-based products.
Speakers will share insights into the state of the chemical, engineering, and economic sciences, manufacturing processes, federal initiatives, and global bioeconomic factors. The presentations will stimulate new ideas about energy and ‘green’ chemistry policy, and industry, academic, and policy experts will examine if there is a cohesive ‘bioeconomy’ by evaluating the interrelationship of bioenergy and bioproducts. The workshop will advance knowledge about policy effectiveness and identify what information is required to operate a robust bioeconomy.
Participants will be able to contribute their ideas, insights and feedback both on site and after the event has closed. These efforts will complement the global efforts being undertaken in this area of the international economy.
The registration fee is waived until August 31. We’ve reserved a block of rooms at the Rutgers Inn, the on-site hotel. Rooms are reserved from September 29 to October 1. Please let us know if you are interested in being in the block by emailing Chariese Walton at C-FARE ( by August 17 at 12 noon. Thank you.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the event. We are happy to discuss it further with you. You will find the draft workshop agenda here.
Thank you for your consideration.
Hosted by:
Gal Hochman
Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics
and Rutgers Energy Institute
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Madhu Khanna
ACES Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
David Zilberman
Professor and Robinson Chair
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
207 Giannini Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3310


Last updated: August 16, 2016