Tuesday, December 2, 2014 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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MIT, Room 4-163, 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

MIT BioEnergy Seminar Series

Biomass is widely used to produce energy, but the extent of its current use and future potential are often underestimated and misunderstood. In this talk, BP Chief Bioscientist John Pierce will discuss the role of biomass in the context of global energy requirements and will highlight examples of renewable transportation fuel production through large scale agriculture projects. Dr. Pierce will also evaluate prospects for expanded future use of BioEnergy, including the technical, socio-economic, and political issues that must be addressed to permit such use.

John Pierce joined BP as Chief Bioscientist in 2010. He is responsible for developing strategies to help position BP to gain maximum benefit from the application of biosciences to the company’s world-wide businesses. Prior to BP, Dr. Pierce served as VP for DuPont Applied BioSciences and Director of Biochemical Sciences & Engineering. Dr. Pierce has been a Lecturer in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT since 2013.

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Adam Freedman

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Center for the Environment

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