The Horinko Group’s Water Division hosted the third installment in its 2012 free webinar series on May 17 and examined the implications of biofuel production on our nation’s land, water, and energy supplies. The rising cost of traditional petroleum and intensifying political debate over our reliance on foreign oil are pushing up pursuit of alternative domestic fuel sources.
As biofuel production continues to increase, concern is building regarding excessive water usage and deleterious effects on water quality. This webinar provided factual data and insight from experts on this range of issues; in addition to analysis weighing often overlooked inputs and outputs.
Noel R. Gollehon, Senior Economist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Dept of Agriculture (Moderator)
Elizabeth Erdmann, Assistant Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Dr. May Wu, Principal Environmental System Analyst, Center for Transportation Research, Energy System Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Ronald Pate, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Earth Systems Analysis & Energy Technologies and Systems Solutions, Sandia National Laboratories