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U of I to Host First Annual Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference, Free Admission

In other news at the University of Illinois, the university’s Energy Biosciences Institutes (EBI) Biofuels Law and Regulation Program will host a conference focused on the legal and regulatory challenges facing biofuels infrastructure.

“Incentivizing Second-Generation Biofuels” will be held at the University of Illinois I-Hotel in Champaign, Illinois, April 24-25.

The conference will address the Obama Administration’s plans for second-generation biofuels; federal and state efforts to establish incentive schemes (including those contained in the 2008 Farm Bill and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007); the Brazilian experience at building an ethanol infrastructure and lessons that the U.S. could apply in building a similar infrastructure; case studies of the legal considerations in infrastructure development; and climate initiatives that may spur commercialization of biofuels.

The second day focuses on sustainability standards for biofuels, including: The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels “Version Zero;” incorporating indirect land use and lifecycle analysis into the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard; California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; and more.

Each session will offer question, answer and brainstorming opportunities with experts in biofuels law and regulation. Attendees will represent a wide variety of law and regulatory fields encompassing government, academia, industry and non-governmental organizations.

Free Admission, But Registration Required

For more information, visit www.biofuelslawconference.org. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Online registration will be available at http://www.biofuelslawconference.org/. Registration questions should be directed to Elizabeth Stull, Conference Administrator, estull@illinois.edu.

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