October 7, 2013

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Geosyntec to Present at UNC Charlotte's BioEnergy Symposium March 13-14

Two of Geosyntec's air practitioners will be among the presenters and attendees of the 2nd Annual BioEnergy Symposium, set for March 13-14 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The event is hosted by the UNC Charlotte IDEAS Center and its Environmental Assistance Office, an educational and community outreach unit. This year's event will focus on transportation biofuels and will include sessions on market, feedstocks, policies, and investment outlooks. Speakers include academics, producers, and regulatory and policy stakeholders who will be tasked with bringing attendees up to date on the latest technologies, policies, challenges, and opportunities related to regional biofuel advances.

The symposium aims to educate and provide a discussion platform for municipal decision makers, elected officials, environmental organizations, and interested citizens. It also will include a free panel discussion Tuesday evening entitled Food vs. Fuel: Is this Controversy Real?

Brian Adair (Charlotte) and Dave Heitz (Greenville) will be among the presenters at this year's symposium. Brian's presentation, Air Emissions from Transportation Bio-Fuels, will compare emissions between bio-fueled vehicles and traditional fueled vehicles. His presentation is part of the "Environment and Social Issues" breakout session set for 1:30-3:15 p.m. on March 13.

Dave's presentation, Landfill Gas to CNG, will in part highlight a Geosyntec project in DeKalb County, Georgia, where landfill gas will be converted to pipeline-quality renewable natural gas. The gas then will be compressed and dispensed at a station on the landfill property. Dave's presentation is part of the "CNG: A Biofuel?" breakout session, set for 3:30-5:15 p.m. on March 13.