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Science Cafe presents ‘Better Living through Plants. Are Biorefineries the Panacea?’

Published: 20 January 2011

The debate between the viability of fossil resources and biomass is the topic of the next Science Café on Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Stoker’s Basement, Hotel Donaldson.

Mukund P. Sibi, university distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will discuss the pros and cons of biorefineries as a replacement for petroleum refineries to meet the growing needs of a the 21st century world.

Sibi said because fossil fuels are currently our primary source of energy and chemicals, there is a debate on their sustainability as an energy source. “There is an urgency to identify eco-friendly alternatives to fossil fuels. Biomass has been hailed as a potential renewable resource alternative to fossil fuels.”

For more information about this Science Café and others, contact Keri Drinka at or (701) 231-6131.


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