Sustainability Seminar Series: February 2013

ISTC will host two more seminars this month.

 

Feb. 14  noon – 1 pm CST

 

Sustainable Use of Algae Biomass for a Swedish Bio-based Economy

 

Dr. Fredrik Grondahl – Associate Professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

 

The talk will be about using algae both micro- and macroalgae cultured or collected from the Swedish coastal waters. The algae biomass may be used in a biorefinery extracting valuable ingredients for food, feed and biochemicals. The rest products from the biorefinery will be used for bioenergy production, e.g., biogas. If the algae are cultured in the sea, the project will also work as an environmental project reducing the nutrient content in coastal waters. If the ideas will work out, it may be an important part of blue growth in Sweden and Sweden’s strategy for a bio-based economy.

 

Dr. Grondahl is at ISTC for a 3-day visit with other colleagues to discuss research collaborations and internship opportunities at UIUC.

 

This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/996785527.

 

 

Feb. 28  noon – 1 pm CST

 

Multiple Facets of Sustainability: Rock Island Clean Line – Bringing Wind Energy to the Eastern U.S.

 

Rob Martin and Hans Detweiler – Clean Line Energy Partners, LLC, Chicago, Illinois

 

The Rock Island Clean Line will connect 3,500 megawatts of wind power from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota to communities in Illinois and other states to the east.  The name of the Rock Island Clean Line comes from the Rock Island Railroad, which stretches across the entire state of Iowa, through the city of Rock Island and into Illinois.  Just as the Rock Island Railroad allowed farmers to move their goods to market, the Rock Island Clean Line will deliver clean, renewable energy to communities that need it, representing the new farm to market model for the 21st century.

 

This webinar will be broadcast live and also archived on our website www.istc.illinois.edu for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/604829871.

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