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Schnoor, national expert on climate change, to discuss biofuels

The great convergence of the desire for energy security with the need to mitigate global warming has spawned potential solutions in the area of bio­fuels that meet the needs of both.

On Jan. 24, Jerry Schnoor, engineering professor and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa, will speak at the ongoing engineering seminar series, Innovations at the Interface.

Sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering, Schnoor’s seminar will be held in Room 248 of the Student Learning Center at 4 p.m.

“Jerry Schnoor is that rare individual whose experience and professional focus has coalesced in perhaps the pre-eminent issue of our day, global climate change,” said K.C. Das, seminar series chair. “As we as a nation and here at UGA move forward with new strategies for energy independence, the implications for our environment are as important as the economics of which strategies will become viable.”

The seminar and discussion series is designed to bring together faculty and students interested in technology and how it impacts society. Schnoor’s work illustrates the increasing complexity of environmental issues and their potential solutions.

This talk will examine the environmental impacts of biofuels, with a discussion of whether the goals of energy security can be accomplished in a more sustainable fashion.
The presentation by Schnoor will be followed by a reception. The monthly seminar series is free and open to the entire UGA community.

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