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International workshop Advantages and disadvantages of using second generation crops for biofuel production
24.05.11

International workshop Advantages and disadvantages of using second generation crops for biofuel production

On May 17, 2011 in Alumni Resource Center (Kyiv, Ukraine) there was held International workshop Advantages and disadvantages of using second generation crops for biofuel production. It was organized by University of California in Davis (Davis, USA) and National University of Life and Environment Sciences (Kyiv, Ukraine) with participation of Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University (Kremenchuk, Ukraine) and Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic). Financial support was provided by Civil Research and Development Foundation (USA) and Alumni Resource Center (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Participating delegations were from:

- University of California in Davis (Davis, USA);

- University of Illinois (Chicago, USA);

- Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica (Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic);

- National University of Life and Environment Sciences (Kyiv, Ukraine);

- Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University (Kremenchuk, Ukraine);

- Institute of crop science, Agrarian Academy of Science of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine);

- Chernivci National University (Chernivci, Ukraine);

- East Ukraine Volodymyr Dahl National University (Luhansk, Ukraine).

Delegation from Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University was headed by Rector Mykhailo Zaginyak. Participants of the delegation were:

- Andrii Markevych (Head of International Department);

- Prof. Alla Kasych (Dean of Faculty of Economics);

- Prof. Valentyna Pidlisniuk (Ecology Department);

- Assoc. Prof. Iryna Soloshych (Ecology Department);

- PhD student Soloshych Oleksandr;

- Skrypko Iryna (International Department);

- Olena Gorkun, Tetiana Kuluieva, Anastasia Liniuk (students of Ecology Department).

International workshop consisted of two equal parts: workshop itself and round-table discussion. In the first part of the event prof. Ed Lewis (University of California in Davis, USA) presented his report Second generation biofuel production: theoretical approaches toward sustainability. He described in details world experience in growing of second generation crops, using for biofuel production. He also explained advantages and disadvantages of such crops growing.

After Ed Lewis report, prof. Tetiana Stefanovska (National University of Life and Environment Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine) presented results of her research in the sphere of second generation crops, grown in Ukraine in the recent years.

The second part of the workshop was in the form of round-table discussion. Not only teachers but also students were taking active part in this discussion. During the round-table there were discussed some topics as to the further cooperation of universities (presented at the workshop) in the sphere of climate changes and environment protection. There also was discussed the role of young generation in future research, implementation and transmission of knowledge as to the ecological changes and environment protection.

Panel discussion From the left to the right: Prof. Claus Schmidt (University of Illinois, Chicago, USA); Assoc. Prof. Yaroslav Likar and Assoc. Prof. Tetiana Stefanovska (National University of Life and Environment Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine); Prof. Ed Lewis (University of California in Davis, Davis, USA); Prof. Valentyna Pidlisniuk (Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University (Kremenchuk, Ukraine).


Panel discussions with students Students from such universities were participating in the discussion: University of Illinois, Chicago, USA; Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic; National University of Life and Environment Sciences, Kyiv; Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University, Kremenchuk.

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