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#LabChat Q&A: Biofuels of the Future, Sept. 26 at 2 pm EDT

September 25, 2012 - 1:23pm


Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researcher and University of Wisconsin - Madison Assistant Professor Brian Pfleger explains the term "next generation biofuel." You can ask him questions on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. EDT by using #LabChat in a tweet.

This Wednesday, September 26, at 2 p.m. EDT, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center will host #LabChat Q&A: Biofuels of the Future. The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) leads the research center -- one of three run by the Energy Department -- which brings together engineers and scientists to find the next generation of biofuels.

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center synthetic biology and metabolic engineer Brian Pfleger will be tweeting from the Lab’s Twitter account, @GLBioenergy. Pfleger is one of the scientists looking at energy crops for their potential as fuel and the processes to produce this fuel commercially. Ask him questions about the next generation of fuels, and about a major player in the conversion process: E.coli.

John Greenler will be moderating the conversation from the UW Twitter handle, @WI_Bioenergy. Greenler is an expert in bioenergy and biofuels, especially the sustainable production of ethanol from cellulosic materials. He’s also the director of education and outreach for the center.

Can’t make it to the Twitter chat? Use #labchat in a tweet anytime between now and the Twitter chat, and the researchers will address your questions or comments. The Twitter chat will be moderated by @energy, so even if you don’t use Twitter, you can e-mail us your questions. We’ll pass them along to @GLBioenergy and @WI_Bioenergy during the Twitter chat. We will also pass along questions and comments posted on Facebook.