'Biomass Energy From Forests' event on April 13 at Michigan State University in East Lansing to focus on sustainable production methods for converting woody biomass into fuel

EAST LANSING, Michigan , April 10, 2012 (press release) – The MSU Department of Forestry will host a presentation on "Biomass Energy From Forests" April 13. The event, which is free, is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 152 of the Natural Resources Building.

Part of the department’s Hanover Forest Science Symposium, the presentation will feature MSU researchers who are participating in the Michigan Forest Biofuels Research Project, a joint program that includes scientists from MSU and Michigan Technological University. The researchers will share their findings involving forest sustainability and biofuel conversion.

They’ll discuss how much forest-based biomass is available in Michigan, how to sustainably produce woody material for fuel and how it may be possible to efficiently produce biofuel.

The MSU Department of Forestry and MSU AgBioResearch are sponsoring the symposium.

For more information about the symposium, contact Karen Potter-Witter, MSU professor of forestry, at karen@msu.edu.

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