EU Jean Monnet Project Renewable Energy:The Future of Biofuels


Under the framework of the EU Jean Monnet Project, European renewable energy experts will meet with the Miami-Dade Community at large. This panel will discuss Florida Investment in research and development of biofuels, including the use of sugar and sweet sorghum. It will also cover the need for renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. Challenges and solutions to climate change, renewable energy regulations and policies in the United States and Europe will also be addressed.

Presentations by:

  • Mr. Alexandre Wagner, Senior Project Manager of the Investments of the Future at ADEME, the French National Environment and Energy Management Agency, France
  • Dr. Annegret Groebel, Head of Department International Relations / Postal Regulation, BNetzA (Bundesnetzagentur), Federal Network Agency, Germany + Vice-President, CEER (Council of European Energy Regulators), Germany
  • Mr. Robert Downing, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig (USA)
  • Dr. George Philippidis, Associate Professor; Director, Biofuel & Bioproducts Lab, Patel College of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Florida (USA)
  • Dr. Arif Sarwat, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, FIU; Director of the FIU and FPL Solar Research Facility and EPS. (USA)
  • Dr. Haneen Aburub, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Florida International University

Moderator: Dr. Edward Glab, Director, Global Energy Security Forum (USA)

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