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The National Corn Growers Association held an energy forum in the National Press Club Ballroom on “Net Energy Balance of Ethanol and Implications of Future… read more

The National Corn Growers Association held an energy forum in the National Press Club Ballroom on “Net Energy Balance of Ethanol and Implications of Future Renewable Energy Research.” A panel moderated by Mr. Corzine spoke on “Renewable Energy: Dynamic Possibilities.” After each presentation, the panelist answered questions from members of the audience.

Mr. Morris discussed the benefits and efficiency of ethanol production. He also claimed biomass production would not take away from livestock feed. Mr. Jobe and Mr. Conway continued to defend the use of ethanol and claimed the data Professor David Pimentel presented during the earlier panel was outdated. Dr. Wang used charts and graphs to show the emissions, energy, and co-product benefits of using ethanol. Mr. Cassman targeted an ethanol production goal of optimizing corn yields and energy efficiency while protecting the environment. Mr. Lampert discussed the effects of ethanol on the automobile and fuel-pump industries. Mr. Huttner spoke about biotechnology and the use of enzymes in ethanol production. Mr. Smith called for an agricultural energy alliance to make the United States less reliant on foreign oil reserves. Mr. Fiedler continued on the environmental and economic benefits of non-fossil fuel use and Mr. Tolman followed him by wrapping up the program. close

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  • Kenneth Cassman Department Chair University of Nebraska, Lincoln->Horticulture
  • Roger K. Conway Director Department of Agriculture->Office of Energy Policy and New Uses
  • Leon Corzine President CORNPAC
  • Jeffrey B. Fiedler Policy Analyst Natural Resources Defense Council->Climate Center
  • Jack Huttner Vice President Genencor International->Communications and Public Affairs
  • Joe Jobe Executive Director National Biodiesel Board
  • Phillip Lampert Executive Director National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
  • David Morris Vice President Institute for Local Self Reliance
  • Tad W. Patzek Professor University of California, Berkeley->Environmental Engineering
  • J. Read Smith Co-Chairman 25 x 25 Steering Committee
  • Rick Tolman Chief Executive Officer CORNPAC
  • Michael Wang Researcher Argonne National Laboratory->Transportation
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Program ID:
188549-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 23, 2005 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 29, 2005 | 4:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Aug 23, 2005 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 26, 2005 | 1:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 2005 | 4:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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