Session Details

AgTech and GHG Emissions: New solutions

Tuesday, March 10

02:30 pm - 03:20 pm

Agricultural technology and practices continue to evolve, resulting in lower GHG emissions in the field and the biofuels processing plant. Agriculture could be the source of significant GHG reductions with new, emerging technologies and policy-related incentives provided directly to growers. What are the key issues for on-farm GHG emissions? Can yields continue to increase without an increase in emissions? What are the likely new crops—energy crops or advanced conventional crops—to meet biofuels demand? What are the major potential sources and volume of GHG reductions in agriculture? How low can the carbon intensity of conventional crops/biofuels go? What are the barriers that prevent the uptake of technologies and practices and how can they be overcome?

Session Speakers
  • Kevin Lindemer

    IHS Markit

    Managing Director, Downstream Consulting, Energy

  • Bruce Knight

    Strategic Conservation Solutions

    Principal and Founder

  • Andy O'Hare

    The Fertilizer Institute (TFI)

    Vice President of Public Policy

  • Shaina Westhoff

    South Dakota State University

    Research Associate, Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science

  • Bill Farris

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    Associate Laboratory Director for Innovation, Partnering and Outreach