Presentation: The Basics of Biofuels, January 18th, 7 p.m.

Following up on my Nov. 27 post regarding ethanol and biofuels, it appears we now have a chance to hear directly from the authors of the joint St. Olaf/U of M study, “The Environmental, Economic and Energetic Costs and Benefits of Biodiesel and Ethanol Biofuels.”

Jason Hill of the University of MN is giving a presentation at St. Olaf entitled “Biofuels Basics: Energetics, Expectations, Environment, and Economics.” on Thursday, 1/18 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Olaf College, Science Center Room 282. The Science Center is directly South across the quadrangle from Buntrock Commons. (map)

The presentation is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Northfield, the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, St. Olaf College Environmental Coalition, and St. Olaf College Department of Environmental Studies.
Now’s our chance to gather information and ask questions!


  1. Ross said:

    Hey Tracy:

    This is potentially a great source of information on an important topic. Thanks for the tip.


    P. S. Can we make fuel from tomatoes?

    January 8, 2007
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Thanks for those links, Peter.

    I just stumbled on this:

    Corn exports to drop due to ethanol
    U.S. corn exports will likely decrease due to rapid growth in Midwest ethanol plants, says “Staying Home: How Ethanol will Change U.S. Corn Exports,” a new IATP report.

    January 11, 2007

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