Presentations

  • Welcome

    Dean Keith Gilless, University of California at Berkeley

    David Zilberman, University of California at Berkeley

     

    The State of Biofuel

    1. Bruce Babcock, Iowa State:  The State of Biofuel Today [.pdf]
    2. Paulo Azevedo, FGV, EESP, Brazil: Building International Markets for Biofuel [.pdf]
    3. Ujjayant Chakravorty, University of Alberta:  Economics of Food and Fuel [.pdf]

     

    Biofuel Economics and Policy

    1. Govinda Timilsina, World Bank:  Biofuels Around the World [.pdf]
    2. Alberto Salvo, Kellogg-Northwestern University:  Demand for Biofuel [.pdf]
    3. Soren Anderson, Michigan State:  Ethanol Supply and Demand [.pdf]
    4. Scott Rozelle, Stanford:  Biofuel and Poverty [.pdf]

     

    The Economics and Science of 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation Biofuel:  New Perspectives

    1. Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:  Where Is Second-generation Biofuel Going? [.pdf]
    2. Heather Youngs, University of California at Berkeley:  The importance of bioenergy in California's Energy Future (2050) [.pdf]
    3. Caroline Taylor, University of California at Berkeley:  The Chicken or the Egg? Product Slates or Product Markets Shaping Scenario Development
    4. Christopher Peterson and Guilherme Signorini, Michigan State University:  Brazil Bagasse: Fuel vs. Electricity [.pdf]
    5. José Maria da Silveira, IE-Unicamp, Brazil:  Evaluating Research and Biofuel in Brazil [.pdf]

     

    Economics of Land Use for Biofuel

    1. Maria Bowman and Avery Cohn, University of California at Berkeley:  Intensification in Brazil:  Land-use Settlement Processes [.pdf]
    2. Deepak Rajagopal, University of California, Los Angeles, and David Zilberman, University of California at Berkeley:  Statistical Analysis of Land Use [.pdf]
    3. Siwa Msangi, IFPRI: Implications of Limits to Yield Growth for Key Feedstocks [.pdf]
    4. Alan Olmstead, University of California, Davis:  Issues of Land Expansion and Intensification in U.S. Agriculture [.pdf]

     

    Alternative Biofuels

    1. James Richardson, Texas A&M:  Economics of Algae [.pdf]
    2. Sarah Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:  The Global Potential for Agave as a Biofuel Feedstock [.pdf]
    3. William J. Orts, USDA, ARS, WRRC: Municipal Solid Waste Feedstock [.ppsx]
    4. Mark Jenner, University of California, Davis: Prospects for Biofuels from Agricultural Feedstocks in California [.pdf]

     

    Biotechnologies

    1. David Ervin, Portland State:  NRC Report One Year Later [.pdf]
    2. David Zilberman and Steve Sexton, University of California at Berkeley:  Biotechnology and Climate Change [.pdf]

     

    The Value of Drought Tolerance

    1. Timothy Dalton, Kansas State University:  Value of Drought Tolerance in Africa [.pdf]
    2. Carl Pray, Rutgers:  Value of Drought Tolerance in Asia [.pdf]
    3. David Zilberman, University of California at Berkeley:  Water and Technology [.pdf]

     

    Keynote Speaker

    Michael Wilson, University of California at Berkeley:  The Challenges and Promise of Green Chemistry [.pdf]

     

    *NC-1034 CONFERENCE

    March 25

    1. Gregory Graff, Colorado State, and Brian Wright, University of California at Berkeley:  Structuring Public Private Research Alliances: Allocating Intellectual Property and Control Rights to Optimize Collaborative R&D in Bioenergy [.pdf]
    2. David Bullock, University of Illinois, and Flordeliza Bardey, Philippine Rice Research Institute:  A Discussion about the “Efficiency” of U.S. Ethanol Policy [.pdf]
    3. Jessica Schuring, Wallace Huffman, and Xing Fan, Iowa State:  Genetically Modified Crops and Midwestern Farm Production: Evidence at the State Level Over 1960-2004 [.pdf]
    4. Guanming Shi, University of Wisconsin-Madison:  An Analysis of Productivity of Biotech Seeds: The Case of U.S. Corn Hybrids [.pdf]
    5. Kyriakos Drivas, University of California at Berkeley; Zhen Lei, Pennsylvania State; and Brian Wright, University of California at Berkeley:  The Role of Exclusive Licensing in Follow-on Research of Academic Patented Inventions [.pdf]
    6. Sun Ling WangDavid Schimmelpfennig, and Eldon Ball, USDA, ERS:  Is Agricultural Productivity Slowing? The Case of U.S. and EU Countries [.pdf]

    March 26

    Panel Discussion led by

    Carl PrayTimothy DaltonDavid Zilberman, and others:  Can NC-1034 Play a Role In Strengthening African Agricultural Science and Technology Policy? Strengthening African Agricultural Science and Technology Policy [.pdf]

    1. Keith Fuglie, USDA, ERS:  Global Agricultural Productivity Growth
    2. George Frisvold, University of Arizona: Resistance Management and Sustainable Use of Biotechnology [.pdf]
    3. David Bullock, University of Illinois:  A New Measure of the Producer Welfare Effects of Technological Change [.pdf]