Biofuels Center president addresses N.C. A&T State University's inaugural green conference

Biofuels Center president and CEO Steven Burke presented the keynote address at N.C. A&T State University's inaugural two-day conference, "Green and Sustainable Technology: Research and Workforce Development" on 18 November 2010 in Greensboro. The conference gathered over 200 energy professionals from all over the world to discuss green energy, green buildings, green manufacturing, and workforce development.

Mr. Burke's address, "Changing the Landscape: Moving Biofuels from Vision to Strategy, Farms, and Gain," kicked off the event, which included sessions on producing biodiesel from waste and integrating biodiesel into mainstream markets.

Fitting the spirit of the two-day event, the conference was held at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, the first LEED Certified Platinum hotel in the country; the hotel uses 39% less energy and 33% less water compared to conventional hotels.