Bioenergy field day set for Sept. 30 in Oxford

Date posted: September 23, 2010

Dr. Ratna Sharma-Shivappa is among the presenters at this year's N.C. bioenergy field day.Photo by Roger WinsteadDr. Ratna Sharma-Shivappa is among the presenters at this year's N.C. bioenergy field day.

Hear what N.C. State University scientists have to say about some of the most promising N.C. crops for bioenergy during a field day set for Sept. 30 in Oxford.

Representatives from N.C. State’s  colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Natural Resources, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the N.C. Solar Center and the Biofuels Center of North Carolina will deliver lectures and field demonstrations at the Oxford Tobacco Research State and Biofuels Center in Oxford.

Registration starts at noon, with presentations beginning at 1 p.m. The event will conclude with a 5 p.m. barbecue dinner.

Soybeans, perennial grasses, sugar beets, sweet sorghum, sweet potatoes, loblolly pine are among the potential biofuel sources that scientists will discuss.

A detailed schedule and directions to the research station are available on the web. Send a note to RSVP@biofuelscenter.org if you plan to attend.

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