The debate between the viability of fossil resources and biomass is the topic of the next Science CafÃ© on Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Stokerâ€™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. â€œThere is an urgency to identify eco-friendly alternatives to fossil fuels. Biomass has been hailed as a potential renewable resource alternative to fossil fuels.â€
For more information about this Science CafÃ© and others, contact Keri Drinka at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 231-6131.