In other news at the University of Illinois, the university’s Energy Biosciences Institutes (EBI) Biofuels Law and Regulation Program will host a conference focused on the legal and regulatory challenges facing biofuels infrastructure.
“Incentivizing Second-Generation Biofuels” will be held at the University of Illinois I-Hotel in Champaign, Illinois, April 24-25.
The conference will address the Obama Administration’s plans for second-generation biofuels; federal and state efforts to establish incentive schemes (including those contained in the 2008 Farm Bill and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007); the Brazilian experience at building an ethanol infrastructure and lessons that the U.S. could apply in building a similar infrastructure; case studies of the legal considerations in infrastructure development; and climate initiatives that may spur commercialization of biofuels.
The second day focuses on sustainability standards for biofuels, including: The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels “Version Zero;” incorporating indirect land use and lifecycle analysis into the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard; California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; and more.
Each session will offer question, answer and brainstorming opportunities with experts in biofuels law and regulation. Attendees will represent a wide variety of law and regulatory fields encompassing government, academia, industry and non-governmental organizations.
Free Admission, But Registration Required
For more information, visit www.biofuelslawconference.org.  Attendance is free, but registration is required. Online registration will be available at http://www.biofuelslawconference.org/ . Registration questions should be directed to Elizabeth Stull, Conference Administrator, [email protected] .