Deborah Sills, a Bucknell civil and environmental engineering professor, will present the next faculty colloquium entitled “Climate Energy and Food Security from the Sea?” on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 5:15 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre. Elaine Langone Center. A reception will follow in Arches Lounge.
Sills’ research centers on sustainable production of bioenergy and bioproducts. By using lab studies and life cycle assessment models, she measures the environmental performance of biomass conversion processes.
Her talk will discuss whether commercial scale co-production of food and fuel from microalgae are possible and whether such practices reduce land use, carbon emissions and water consumption while increasing food production.
The Bucknell faculty colloquium speaker series has been celebrating faculty scholarship at Bucknell for nearly 40 years.