WASHINGTON, D. C. — Thursday afternoon, September 18, (live webcast available at www.eesi.org/livecast) the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) will hold a briefing titled, “Carbon Accounting and Vehicle Fuels: A Research Update.” The briefing will examine recent research regarding the carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity of transportation fuels, such as crude oil and ethanol. The panel will also consider the economic costs and benefits of renewable fuels as a CO2 reduction strategy. There is a growing body of research concerning the carbon intensity of both petroleum-derived and renewable fuels. Carbon intensity refers to the amount of greenhouse gases (including CO2, nitrous oxide, and methane) that are released per unit of fuel.
Dr. Michael Wang, Senior Scientist, Energy Systems, Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Steffen Mueller, Principal Economist, Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dean Drake, President, Defour Group
WHAT: Some research results referenced by the speakers were funded all or in part by Illinois corn checkoff dollars as invested by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board.
Call Tricia Braid at ICMB (309) 827-0912 for interviews after the briefing
WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, central time
WHERE: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue SW and South Capitol Street. Free and open to the public.
A live webcast will be streamed at 2:00 PM CDT at www.eesi.org/livecast.
— The Illinois Corn Marketing Board
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