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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

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DEI - IAS Conference: Biofuels, Science & Society 2012

27th March 2012, 08:00 to 29th March 2012, 17:00, Holgate Centre, Durham

The Biofuels, Science and Society Conference takes place at Durham University. The first of its kind, the conference draws on the exceptional interdisciplinarity of The Institute of Advanced Study and Durham Energy Institute.

The Biofuels, Science and Society Conference 2012 will centre on five main themes within the biofuels debate:

  • Securing Energy in the Future
  • Finance and Governance Issues
  • Societal Issues and Public Perception
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Future Biofuel Technologies

There will also be a conference dinner, poster session, and excursion.

Registration is now open for this conference.


The conference brings together biofuel specialists from all stages of the process, and combines their knowledge and insight with that of policy advisers, economists, social scientists, psychologists, geographers, and legal experts, as well as biologists engineers and chemists. Only by bringing this multidisciplinary forum together in one place can we hope to discuss the drivers, and find ways to overcome the barriers, of the biofuels debate during the current economic, social and environmental climate.

Attendees from academia, postgraduate students, industry, NGOs, etc are all welcome. For more information on registration, and the oppotunity to present at the poster session, please see registration page.


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