The LSU AgCenter will hold a conference on bioenergy and bioproducts on Oct. 21 to help Louisiana producers and residents become more acquainted with the bioenergy industry.
Experts will present information about state programs and industry involvement related to bioenergy and bioproducts, said Rich Vlosky, director of the LSU AgCenter Forest Products Development Center.
The bioenergy industry is gaining a lot of attention, Vlosky said. “There is a lot of focus right now on bioenergy globally, particularly in the wood sector. We want to show what is taking place globally in the bioenergy sector with a focus on Louisiana.”
Based on the current status of the bioenergy industry in Louisiana, it is possible the state’s agricultural producers could benefit by becoming a part of this growing trend, said John Russin, AgCenter vice chancellor and principal investigator for the Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative.
“In the future, the bioenergy industry may give producers another outlet from which to make money in addition to selling their crops for food,” Russin said. “We encourage everyone who is interested in learning more about the bioenergy industry to join us on Oct. 21.”
The conference will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Efferson Hall Room 214 on the LSU campus. Cost is $25 per person and includes lunch. There is no charge for students.
Registration is limited, and the deadline to register is Oct. 10.
To register online or for information on how to register by mail click here.
This program has been reviewed and is approved by the Society of American Foresters for 6.5 professional contact hours in Category 1-C.
The AgCenter conference is being held in conjunction with National Bioenergy Day. The Louisiana event is just one of many slated for Oct. 21 in the United States and Canada. A full list of national events is available online here.