Friday, April 17, 2009

Roger Samson: Speaker at International Energy Farming Conference

Roger Samson, Executive Director of REAP-Canada was invited to speak at the International Energy Farming Conference in Papenburg, Germany held on March 10-12, 2009.

This was the third congress and addressed the challenges around the need for action with regard to the implementation of climate protection objectives and concerning increasing demands
on the use of raw materials and energy. One of the objectives of the Energy Farming Congress was to present and discuss possible solutions through sustainably produced biomass and efficient bio-energy technology.

Roger gave a presentation on "Developing energy crops for thermal applications: Optimizing fuel quality, energy security and GHG mitigation". The presentation was based on a recent publication from Springer Science.

The full reference for the publication is: Samson R., C. Ho Lem, S. Bailey-Stamler, and J. Dooper. 2008. Chapter 16 “Developing Energy Crops for Thermal Applications: Optimizing Fuel Quality, Energy Security and GHG Mitigation.” 52pp. In D. Pimentel (ed.) Biofuels, Solar and Wind as Renewable Energy Systems: Benefits and Risks. Springer Science, Berlin, Germany.

This book is available from Springer Publishers or online at


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