Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Guilford Solar to present program on biofuels

The monthly program for September will consist of a presentation on biofuels by Dr. Ghasem Shahbazi, of NC A&T State University. Specifics are as follows:

What: Guilford Solar September program
When: Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Barn Kitchen Meeting Room of the Guilford County Agricultural Center, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405
Cost: Free


Dr. Ghasem Shahbazi, Director of Biological Engineering at NC A&T State University, will present a seminar on ethanol as the dominant biofuel in the country. In this presentation, Dr. Shahbazi will compare ethanol production from corn versus lignocellulosic biomass. He will discuss various technologies for producing ethanol from lignocellulosic feedstock. He will also discuss various national biofuel plans and will present results from selected research projects at NC A&T State University.

Dr. Shahbazi is currently serving as a member of the board of directors for the Biofuel Center of NC. As such, he will provide insights into the planning and operation of the BC of NC and discuss the efforts directed towards recruiting biofuel manufacturers to set up plants in NC. Dr. Shahbazi has a MSc. degree from UC Davis and a Ph. D. degree from Pennsylvania State University in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He is a veteran of 20 years of biofuel research at NC A&T State University, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

For more information, call 336-375-5876.

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