149 Symposium--Impact of Ethanol Production On the Environment: I

Oral Session
A05 Environmental Quality
Decreasing the dependence on foreign oil is increasing the interest in biobased product development. In particular, the growing demand for ethanol could impact livestock feed, nutrient cycling, and affect greenhouse gas emissions. The impact of such co-products on the environment must be quantified for ethanol production to become more economically and environmentally sustainable.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009: 9:55 AM-2:45 PM
Convention Center, Room 335, Third Floor

Xiying Hao and James Ippolito
James Ippolito
9:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:00 AM
Biofuel Production and Water Quality: Challenges and Opportunities.
Andrew Sharpley, Univ. of Arkansas; Thomas Simpson, Water Stewardship, Inc.; Robert Howarth, Cornell Univ.; Hans Paerl, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Kyle Mankin, Kansas State Univ.
10:30 AM
Soil Quality as An Indicator of Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock Production.
Douglas Karlen, USDA-ARS, Natl. Soil Tilth Lab.; Stuart J. Birrell, Iowa State Univ.
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Grassland Management Practices.
Paul Adler, USDA-ARS; Sabrina Spatari, Drexel University; Stephen J. Del Grosso, USDA-ARS; William Parton, Colorado State University
2:15 PM
2:45 PM