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Biofuels: Economic Prospects and Environmental Implications 5/1

May 1st, 2007
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
335 Borlaug Hall

Economic Impacts: Markets, Consumers, and Communities
Keynote Speaker - Bruce Babcock (Iowa State)

Environmental Challenges and Opportunities in Biofuel Feedstock Production
Keynote Speaker - Wally Wilhelm (UNL - USDA)

Increased renewable energy production from bio-resources will significantly increase competition for agricultural and natural resources. It also will intensify land use issues among food, fuel, fiber, urbanization, and environmental services. These complex changes will produce global economic and environmental impacts that will not be universally beneficial.

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