Program 2011

  • Fourth Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference:

    The State of Biofuel and Biotechnology

    in conjunction with

    NC-1034 Conference:

    Biotechnology, Bioenergy, and Global Food Security

    U.C. Berkeley Alumni House

    March 24–26, 2011

     

     

     

    Bioeconomy Conference

     

    March 24

     

    8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

    Welcome

    Dean Keith Gilless, University of California at Berkeley

    David Zilberman, University of California at Berkeley

     

    8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

    The State of Biofuel

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

     

    10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    Break

     

    10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Biofuel Economics and Policy

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

     

     

    12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

    Lunch


    1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    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?
    2. Heather Youngs, University of California at Berkeley:  Scenarios
    3. Caroline Taylor, University of California at Berkeley:  Scenarios
    4. Christopher Peterson and Guilherme Signorini, Michigan State University:  Brazil Bagasse:  Fuel vs. Electricity
    5. José Maria da Silveira, IE-Unicamp, Brazil:  Evaluating Research and Biofuel in Brazil.

     

    3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Break

     

     

    3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Economics of Land Use for Biofuel

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

     

     

     

    March 25

     

    8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Alternative Biofuels

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

     

     

    10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

    Break

     

     

    10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Biotechnologies

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

     

     

    11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    The Value of Drought Tolerance

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

     

    12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Lunch

    Keynote Speaker

    Michael Wilson, University of California at Berkeley:  The Challenges and Promise of Green Chemistry

     

    2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

    Break/Bioeconomy Conference Adjourn

     

     

     

    *NC-1034 CONFERENCE

     

    The Multi-state Research Project NC-1034, “Impact Analyses and Decision Strategies for Agricultural Research,” Annual Business Meeting and Research Conference on Biotechnology, Bioenergy, and Global Food Security

     

     
    March 25

     

    2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    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
    2. David Bullock, University of Illinois, and Flordeliza Bordey, Philippine Rice Research Institute:  A Discussion about the “Efficiency” of U.S. Ethanol Policy
    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

     

    4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    1. Guanming Shi, University of Wisconsin-Madison:  An Analysis of Productivity of Biotech Seeds:  The Case of U.S. Corn Hybrids
    2. 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
    3. Sun Ling Wang, David Schimmelpfennig, and Eldon Ball, USDA, ERS:  Is Agricultural Productivity Slowing?  The Case of U.S. and EU Countries

     

     

    March 26

     

    9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    Panel Discussion led by

    Carl Pray, Timothy Dalton, David Zilberman, and others:  Can NC-1034 Play a Role In Strengthening African Agricultural Science and Technology Policy?  Strengthening African Agricultural Science and Technology Policy

     

    10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

    Break

     

     

    10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

     

    12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Lunch/NC-1034 Business Meeting/Adjourn

     

    *Note:  The Bioeconomy Conference will lead into the Annual NC-1034 Conference (North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors) in which David Zilberman and others are also involved.