LSU AgCenter participates in Washington, D.C., energy event

6/30/2008 9:18:58 PM

News Release Distributed 06/30/08

The LSU AgCenter was one of 25 universities selected to participate in the Biomass and Energy Awareness Days (BEAD II) EXPO in Washington, D.C., June 22. The AgCenter’s exhibit featured the research being conducted at the Audubon Sugar Institute to produce bioethanol and biodiesel from sugarcane and algae. Dr. Giovanna DeQueiroz, one of the researchers at the Audubon Sugar Institute, was the AgCenter’s spokesperson. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of sustainable production of agriculture-based and natural resource-based renewable energy and the efficient use and conservation of energy for the benefit of rural communities and the nation. A certificate of appreciation was awarded to the LSU AgCenter by Under Secretary for Rural Development, Thomas Dorr; Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, Gale Buchanan; and former Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Science and Education, Duane Acker.

Contact: Giovanna DeQueiroz at (225) 642-0135, EXT 206, or gdequeiroz@agcenter.lsu.edu

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