Professor to discuss future of U.S. energy crops, cellulosic biofuels

Published: Sep 14, 2009 1:36:00 PM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

David Bransby, professor of energy crops and bioenergy in Auburn University's Department of Agronomy and Soils, will present "Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States: Current Status and Future Prospects" on Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. in 104 Textile Engineering Building. His lecture is hosted by the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering.

Bransby will provide an overview of the emerging cellulosic biofuel industry in the United States. He will discuss cellulosic feedstocks and technologies for producing cellulosic biofuels, including alcohols, such as ethanol and hydrocarbons and alkalines, such as diesel, aviation fuel and gasoline. Bransby twice visited the White House to brief President Bush on the topic. He has been involved in the cellulosic biofuels industry for more than 20 years.