Fargo, N.D. — The next Science Café is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Stokers Basement in the Hotel Donaldson, in downtown Fargo, 101 N. Broadway.
Mukund P. Sibi, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will present "Better Living Through Plants. Are Biorefineries the Next Panacea?"
Fossil fuels are currently the primary source of energy and chemicals. Debate continues on the sustainability of fossil fuels as an energy source for the future and its negative impact on global climate. Thus 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. Sibi will discuss the pros and cons on the concept of biorefineries as a replacement for petroleum refineries to meet the growing needs of the 21st century.
For more information regarding upcoming Science Cafés, visit earth.physics.ndsu.nodak.edu