525 Water Availability and Use for Crop Feedstock and Biofuel Production

Oral Session
Z03 Water Availability and Use for Biofuel Crop Feedstock and Production--Invited Abstracts Only
As biofuel production increases, water use will also increase because 4 to 6 gallons are needed to produce each gallon of ethanol; plus the water needed to grow crops as an ethanol feedstock. Water use is significant considering that it is becoming a scarce resource on its own. Papers in this symposium are aimed at water use efficiency in biofuel production, including biofuel stock growth. The symposium is the 9th in a series developed jointly with the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
Monday, 6 October 2008: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 361F

Warren Busscher
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:05 PM
1:30 PM
Water Requirements of Crops Used for Biofuel.
Michael Ottman, University of Arizona
1:55 PM
Economics of Ethanol Production.
Harry S. Baumes, Office of the Cheif Economist/Office of energy Policy and New Uses; Hosein Shapouri, Office of the Cheif Economist/Office of energy Policy and New Uses
2:20 PM
Water Quantity Implications of Ethanol Production in the United States.
Dennis Keeney, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
2:45 PM
3:00 PM