Clemson scientist invited to speak at national conference
Clemson Professor Jim Frederick of Florence will take part in an EPA-sponsored conference on plant-based clean energy to be held on April 7 in Washington DC. The conference will focus on using plant biomass as an alternative to coal to produce electricity and as a means of reducing carbon emissions into the air.
Increases in air carbon in the form of carbon dioxide have been reported as an important contributor to climate change worldwide. Plant biomass is a renewable energy source that burns cleaner than coal and results in little net increase in air carbon concentrations. The 1-day EPA conference will feature scientists and regulatory specialists from across the country. Dr. Frederick’s presentation will center on different types of plants and woody material that can be sustainably used for power production in the southeastern USA.