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TOPIC: Fuel vs. food: Are biofuels and agrifuels the answer?

This workshop presents a balanced discussion of the pros and cons of different forms of plant-based fuels. Panelists make the case for the positive role that responsible production and consumption of plant-based energy products can play in a new green economy. Others discuss the challenges facing an expansion of biofuel production, such as competition with food crops for arable land, the environmental impact of large-scale fuel crop agriculture, and engineering obstacles for next generation biofuels.

When:
Saturday, May 2nd
3:15pm - 4:45pm

Where:
John Jay High School
237 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
Room G38

Panelists:
Brent Baker, CEO, Tri-State Biodiesel
Dulce Fernandez, associate director, Network for New Energy Choices
Michael Heimbinder, founder and executive director, HabitatMap
Michael Winks, co-founder, Park Slope Ethanol Coop

Moderator:
Conor Gately, Blacksmith Institute
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