Host: Amy Kohmetschter, CenUSA* quarterly web seminar series: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA
Dr Perrin will review current information about expected yields of switchgrass and costs of production, and will discuss market value for current and potential uses.
Switchgrass has been identified as a potential biofuel species because it is a native species requiring minimal management and has a high potential to sequester carbon.
Richard Perrin is Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska –Lincoln. He is one of the country’s leading economists studying the economics perennial bioenergy crops.
*Learn more about CenUSA at http://www.cenusa.iastate.edu/ - CenUSA is an ambitious multi-state USDA research project investigating the creation of a Midwestern sustainable biofuels system.
Past web seminars are archived at http://vimeo.com/cenusabioenergy
How To Connect: Start connecting 5 minutes prior to the start time. You need a computer with Internet access (if at all possible avoid using wireless internet) and speakers. At the meeting time, copy and paste this URL into your browser to enter the meeting: https://connect.unl.edu/cenusawebinar
At that URL you will find a login page. “Enter as a Guest” with your name, and business or institution and click “Enter Room.” The audio portion of the meeting will come through your computer speakers.
Any time before the meeting you can visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect/