Scientists From Across Midwest To Gather For Energy Symposium

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Scientists From Across Midwest To Gather For Energy Symposium

August 6, 2010 Updated Aug 17, 2009 at 10:25 AM CDT

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and researchers from laboratories, universities and businesses around the Midwest will discuss their latest work in bio-fuel technology at the first Bio-Fuels and Energy Independence Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at UW-Superior’s Rothwell Student Center.

Bio-fuels have the potential to reduce the United States’ reliance on foreign oil by producing clean, renewable fuel from resources.

The Bio-Fuels Symposium will bring together researchers, engineers, educators and industrial professionals from the region to present their latest ideas and development activities in bio-fuel conversion and production.

The symposium is organized by American Science and Technology, based in Chicago.

Scientists from AST and UW-Superior are working collaboratively on federally funded research to develop cold-tolerant bio-fuels using plants from northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota.

Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton will deliver the symposium’s keynote address.

The symposium will be held in the Rothwell Student Center Ballroom and rooms 217 and 218.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information and a list of speakers and their topics go to http://www.amsnt.com/BEIS.htm.