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Archive of Past Events: 2007

Ultra-small scale methane generation
December 17, 2007

Wisline teleconference at 8:30 am. For Bio-Team members and interested farmers.

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Sustainable Biofuels and Local Climate Change Solutions
December 4, 2007

Wisconsin Farmers Union, Mid-State Technical College, Great Lakes Energy Consulting and the Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET) sponsor a workshop at Mid-State’s Wisconsin Rapids campus. See press release.

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Wisconsin Summit on Biodiesel Quality
November 19, 2007
Waukesha, WI

Wisconsin Clean Cities, in partnership with the Wisconsin Biodiesel Association, the National Biodiesel Board and industry allies, welcomes you to attend a first-ever statewide Summit focusing on biodiesel quality.

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Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
November 14-15, 2007
Madison, WI

Nationally known speakers: Jeff Wacker, director of strategy and futurist, EDS and Mark Lee, four-time space shuttle astronaut and engineer; managing engineer for Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Presentations to investors by selected companies seeking $500,000 to $2 million. Elevator Pitch Olympics for companies seeking under $500,000 in capital. VentureQuest venture readiness “boot camp” for companies beginning the search for capital. SBIR/STTR awards dinner for grant recipients.

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Ethanol from Wood
November 13, 2007

Webinar by Dr. Alan Rudie. The Forest Products Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers has a lot of activity in the technical aspects of biorefinery concepts and ethanol from cellulose. For years, it have been a source for presentation of many technical papers on this topic at AIChE meetings. They are supplementing our annual technical sessions with a series of free Webinars. Two upcoming Webinars will feature speakers from UW-Madison's Forest Products Lab. They will be about 45 minutes long and are described (abstracts, bios, etc.) at http://www.forest-products.org/webinar.html.

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Biofuels Seminar
November 6, 2007
Madison, WI

Sponsored by Emerson/Novaspect, process engineers serving the bio-fuels industry. Keynote speaker is Dr. Randall Fortenbery of the UW-Madison. To register.

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2007 Biobased Industry Outlook Conference
November 5-6, 2007
Iowa State University Campus

They call it "the" Midwestern event where industry and community leaders, academicians, and government agents gather to learn and share information about manufacturing, distributing, and marketing biobased products. Since its inception, Biobased Industry Outlook has grown in popularity. In 2005, the conference attracted over 420 people and in 2006 it reached capacity of 620 attendees 10 days before the conference started.

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Why Cellulosic Ethanol is Nearer than You Think: Creating the Biofuels Future
October 30, 2007
Madison, WI

Dr. Bruce Dale, from the Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at Michigan State University, will give a seminar titled “Why Cellulosic Ethanol is Nearer than You Think: Creating the Biofuels Future” at 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 30. (Location: Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences Building). For more information contact host Robert Landick. Background on work of Dr. Bruce Dale.

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Seminar: Bioenergy, Specialty Crops and More
October 24, 2007
Madison, Wi

Donald C. Erbach, president of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, will present a seminar on "Bioenergy : Specialty Crops and More" at 5:00 pm in Room 212 of the Animal Sciences Building. Erbach served from 1999 to 2006 as the National Program Leader, Engineering and Energy, USDA, Agricultural Research. He continues to provide services in support of National Program Leader for Engineering and Energy. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erbach received two Bachelors degree (Mechanical Engineering and Agriculture) and Masters (Agricultural Engineering).

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Energy, Security, and the Ethanol Economy
October 24, 2007
Madison, WI

A MIT Enterprise Forum Global Broadcast will be followed by a live Wisconsin panel discussion about bio-energy in our home state. The global broadcast features R. James Woolsey, currently co-chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger and former director of the CIA discussing national security implications for energy policy. Currently confirmed local panelists are Doug Reinemann of the Great Lake Bio-energy Research Center and moderator Gregory Lynch, partner at Michael Best & Friedrich with principal experience in early-stage company including many bio-energy companies. Social Hour - 5:00 PM, Satellite Downlink - 6:00 PM, Local Panel – 7:00 PM. Location: The Pyle Center. Cost $12.

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Nanotechnology in the Forest Products Industry
October 24, 2007

Webinar by Dr. Ted Wegner. The Forest Products Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers has a lot of activity in the technical aspects of biorefinery concepts and ethanol from cellulose. For years, it have been a source for presentation of many technical papers on this topic at AIChE meetings. They are supplementing our annual technical sessions with a series of free Webinars. Two upcoming Webinars will feature speakers from UW-Madison's Forest Products Lab. They will be about 45 minutes long and are described (abstracts, bios, etc.) at http://www.forest-products.org/webinar.html.

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Ozone Depletion and its Links to Antarctic Climate
October 22, 2007
Madison, WI

Dr. Susan Solomon will speak at the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Colloquium in cooperation with the Reid Bryson Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 22, in Room 132 Noland Hall, 250 North Mills St., UW-Madison. Her topic will be "Ozone Depletion and its Links to Antarctic Climate." All interested people are welcome. Abstract: Since its discovery in 1985, the ozone hole has been the subject of intense interest by scientists, policymakers, and the public.  The background of this phenomenon will be briefly discussed, with a view to providing an update on current understanding of Antarctic ozone depletion.  Recent studies have emphasized the key role of ozone in cooling the Antarctic stratosphere, and the possibility of linkages between changes in stratospheric and tropospheric climate has become a matter of increasing scientific interest.  Recent studies relating Antarctic ozone depletion and climate change will be summarized.

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Alcohol Can Be A Gas!
October 20, 2007
Milwaukee, WI

Conference subtitled: Workshops for Fueling an Ethanol Revolution in the 21st Century! A "micro-distillery model" will be presented. Sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Community.

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Solar Decade Conference
October 18-19, 2007
Milwaukee

"Demonstrating how to incorporate solar electric and solar thermal energy into your business, career and home." Sponsored by Focus on Energy, Wisconsin Green Building Alliance, and We Energies. Day 1 at Midwest Airline Center, Day 2 at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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Roosevelt|Energy
October 18-19, 2007
Madison, WI

Roosevelt|Energy is hosted by the Roosevelt Institution at the UW-Madison. The forum is intended to provide these future policy leaders with the contacts and initial insight into the fundamentals of creating an energy policy for the United States of America.

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Impacts of Increased Bio-Fuel Production on the Midwest Landscape
October 16-17, 2007
Dubuque, IA

The goal of the conference is to elevate the debate beyond just technology creation and narrow economic development aspects to address soil conservation, water quality and human decisions about land management and how these intersect in the public debate surrounding bio-based fuels; and in particular, increases in grain based bio-fuel production. An advance copy of the conference presentations.

 

Bio Mid-American Venture Forum
September 24-26, 2007
Milwaukee, WI

This biotechnology conference is generally geared to medical industry, but this year bioenergy is also high on the agenda. Hosted by BIO - Biotechnology Industry Association.

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The Science, Economics (and Myth) of Corn Ethanol
September 24, 2007
River Falls

UW-River Falls Biology Professor Brad Mogen will will discuss the wide-scale production of ethanol and the resources monetary and physical the national and global impacts of diverting corn from its traditional role as a food commodity toward ethanol production and what other energy alternatives might be considered. 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library. Event is informal, free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend. For more information or to register, call 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607.

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Renewable on Parade
September 20-23, 2007
Washington County, IA

Comprehensive perspective about biofuels, alternative energy (solar, wind, geothermal) and fuel cell technologies. Will feature over a hundred exhibitors, sixty speakers, invaluable networking opportunities and between 5,000 and 10,000 attendees.

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Investing in Agriculture
August 16, 2007
Pewaukee, WI

  • Keynote address from Molly Jahn, Dean of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS), UW-Madison
  • Wisconsin-based Innovations in Bio-fuels
  • Manure Management Technology
  • Early-stage investing in Wisconsin
  • Equity investment presentations from three Wisconsin companies
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Lake Superior Technology Conference
August 8-9, 2007
Ashland, WI

At Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, topics to include: Competing in the “knowledge-based economy”; Trends in alternative energy; Medical and pharmaceutical business opportunities; Investing in Wisconsin: Basics for entrepreneurs

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