EMS Energy Institute Energy Exchange Seminar series kicks off fall 2013 schedule

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Energy Institute Energy Exchange Seminar Series begins on Sept. 4. Tom Richard, director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, will give a talk titled "Diet, Land Use and the Biofuel Nexus." The seminar will discuss the role of diet on land requirements for food production. Results from this study suggest a potentially large reduction in food-land requirements for the U.S. that could translate into a large biofuel supply.

Energy Exchange is a seminar series hosted by the EMS Energy Institute as part of its outreach mission. The seminars focus on highly relevant energy topics especially in the area of fossil fuels. Energy topics discussed include new innovations in carbon dioxide utilization, clean coal, petroleum and natural gas and fuel cells. Speakers include Penn State faculty as well as government and industry professionals.

The seminars are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every other Wednesday in C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory at the EMS Energy Institute. Refreshments will be available a half-hour before the lecture. Seminars are open to everyone.

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Last Updated August 21, 2013