Sustainable Feedstocks Roadmap
Sustainable Biofuels Feedstocks Proceedings Book
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A workshop for the development of regional specific
roadmaps for sustainable feedstock production and delivery.
September 28-30, 2010 | Atlanta, GA
UPDATED 9-20-2010. Includes Abstracts
SWCS hosted this special workshop because of the obvious connection to sustainable natural resource management and a shared recognition among the organizing committee that feedstock supplies must be achieved in a sustainable manner that protects soil, water, and air resources, as well as producers, local communities, wildlife, and biodiversity and all other ecosystems services impacted by any land use change.
A key point established by the organizing committee was that this workshop should differentiate itself from the myriad of other biofuels conferences and workshops by having a very focused, outcome-based goal: Development of regional specific roadmaps for sustainable feedstock production and delivery.
"The core program will be a series of invited presentations that will provide a national perspective and regional strategies that recognize differences, benefits, challenges, and subtleties within and between regions of the United States. Each presentation will be the basis for a chapter in the post-workshop publication (roadmap)." ~ Workshop Planning Committee (January 2010)
The overall workshop goal was to identify real and/or perceived production barriers for all potential biofuel feedstock materials (i.e. perennial crops, cover crops, crop residues, municipal waste, woody species, etc.) prior to delivery at a processing facility in either a centralized or distributed production model. Recognizing the importance of connections between soil, water, air, plant, animal and human resources, well-conceived roadmaps are needed to guide feedstock harvest, storage and transport for the next 20 years.