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BSRI retreat will focus on biofuels, bioproducts and sustainability

Academic and industry progress in renewable energy, including production of biofuels and bioproducts from renewable sources, will be the focus of UGA’s Bioenergy Systems Research Institute annual retreat, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 5 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

This year’s retreat will feature talks by leaders from renewable energy and bioproducts industry as well as academic research and government. The daylong retreat is open to all UGA faculty, staff and students.

Industry and research perspectives on biofuels and bioproducts will be heard from Ron Chance, Algenol Biofuels; Ryan Hunt, ALGIX LLC; Bruce Link, Syngenta Crop Protection LLC; Paul Pereira, Meredian Holdings Group; and Robert Moon, U.S. Forest Service.

Jenna Jambeck, an assistant professor in UGA’s College of Engineering, will discuss challenges and opportunities in plastic waste management.

The agenda, registration and poster abstract information are at