Fourth Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference:
The State of Biofuel and Biotechnology
in conjunction with
Biotechnology, Bioenergy, and Global Food Security
U.C. Berkeley Alumni House
March 24–26, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
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
- Bruce Babcock, Iowa State: The State of Biofuel Today
- Paulo Azevedo, FGV, EESP, Brazil: Building International Markets for Biofuel
- 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
- Govinda Timilsina, World Bank: Biofuels Around the World
- Alberto Salvo, Kellogg-Northwestern University: Demand for Biofuel
- Soren Anderson, Michigan State: Ethanol Supply and Demand
- Scott Rozelle, Stanford: Biofuel and Poverty
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
The Economics and Science of 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation Biofuel: New Perspectives
- Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Where Is Second-generation Biofuel Going?
- Heather Youngs, University of California at Berkeley: Scenarios
- Caroline Taylor, University of California at Berkeley: Scenarios
- Christopher Peterson and Guilherme Signorini, Michigan State University: Brazil Bagasse: Fuel vs. Electricity
- José Maria da Silveira, IE-Unicamp, Brazil: Evaluating Research and Biofuel in Brazil.
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Economics of Land Use for Biofuel
- Maria Bowman and Avery Cohn, University of California at Berkeley: Intensification in Brazil: Land-use Settlement Processes
- 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
- Siwa Msangi, IFPRI: Implications of Limits to Yield Growth for Key Feedstocks
- Alan Olmstead, University of California, Davis: Issues of Land Expansion and Intensification in U.S. Agriculture
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- James Richardson, Texas A&M: Economics of Algae
- Sarah Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The Global Potential for Agave as a Biofuel Feedstock
- William J. Orts, USDA, ARS, WRRC: Municipal Solid Waste Feedstock
- Mark Jenner, University of California, Davis: Prospects for Biofuels from Agricultural Feedstocks in California
10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- David Ervin, Portland State: NRC Report One Year Later
- 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
- Timothy Dalton, Kansas State University: Value of Drought Tolerance in Africa
- Carl Pray, Rutgers: Value of Drought Tolerance in Asia
- David Zilberman, University of California at Berkeley: Water and Technology
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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
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
2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- 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
- David Bullock, University of Illinois, and Flordeliza Bordey, Philippine Rice Research Institute: A Discussion about the “Efficiency” of U.S. Ethanol Policy
- 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.
- Guanming Shi, University of Wisconsin-Madison: An Analysis of Productivity of Biotech Seeds: The Case of U.S. Corn Hybrids
- 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
- Sun Ling Wang, David Schimmelpfennig, and Eldon Ball, USDA, ERS: Is Agricultural Productivity Slowing? The Case of U.S. and EU Countries
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.
10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Keith Fuglie, USDA, ERS: Global Agricultural Productivity Growth
- George Frisvold, University of Arizona: Resistance Management and Sustainable Use of Biotechnology
- 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.