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Science Forum Kicks Off with “The Future of Energy from Crops” Friday, September 8

Joseph Bozell, professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries at the UT Institute of Agriculture will present “The Future of Energy from Crops” Friday, September 8.

The interest in using corn, switchgrass, and other renewable sources of carbon for production of chemicals and fuels remains high, but is being challenged by access to unexpected and cheap sources of nonrenewable oil and gas. By mirroring the petrochemical industry and producing both chemicals and fuels, the biorefinery may have the opportunity to be an equal partner in providing high-value materials to the economy of the United States.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, September 8 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. Please email Amanda Womac for more details.