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RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM FOREST RESOURCES:
An Investigation of the Complex Interrelated Issues Associated with Generating Automotive Fuels From Lignocellulosic Biomass

MUSES

Michigan
Technological
University
Sustainable Futures Institute
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931

Phone: 906.487.3612
Fax: 906.487.2943
e-mail: sfi@mtu.edu


Publications:
Scholarship (Peer reviewed articles, * indicates supervised student):

Becker, D.R., S. McCaffrey, P. Jakes, K.E. Halvorsen, and C. Moseley. Conventional Wisdoms of Woody Biomass Utilization on Federal Public Lands.  Submitted to the Journal of Forestry.  Revised and resubmitted, under review.

Halvorsen, K.E., D.S. Becker, C. Hinrichs, and T.A. Selfa (eds). 2010. Special Issue of Biomass and Bioenergy: Socioeconomic Dimensions of U.S. Bioenergy  Planned for publication 2010.  Forthcoming.

Jensen*, J.E.,K.E. Halvorsen>, D.R. Shonnard. 2010.  Cellulosic Ethanol, U.S. Federal Energy and Agricultural Policy, and the Diffusion of Innovation.  Submitted for Special Issue of Biomass and Bioenergy: Socioeconomic Dimensions of U.S. Bioenergy. Forthcoming.

Johnson, D., K.E. Halvorsen, B.D. Solomon. 2010.  U.S. Upper Midwestern Consumers and Ethanol: Knowledge, Beliefs and Consumption.  Submitted for Special Issue of Biomass and Bioenergy: Socioeconomic Dimensions of U.S. Bioenergy. Forthcoming.

Becker, D.R., K. Skog, A. Hellman, K.E. Halvorsen, and T. Mace.  2009.  An Outlook for Sustainable Forest Bioenergy Production in the Lake States.  Energy Policy 37:5687–5693.

Halvorsen, K.E., J.R. Barnes*, and B.D. Solomon. 2009. Upper Midwestern USA Ethanol Potential from Cellulosic Materials.  Society and Natural Resources  22(10)931-938.

Shonnard, D.R., J. Jensen*, J. Naber, Q. Zhang, A. Maclean, K.E. Halvorsen, J.W.
Sutherland, and T.L. Jenkins.  2008.  Wood to Wheels: A Multidisciplinary Research Initiative on Sustainable Transportation Utilizing Fuels and Co-Products from Forest Resources.  SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Convergence.  Peer Reviewed SAE Technical Paper 2008-21-0026.

Solomon, B. D., J.R. Barnes*, and K.E. Halvorsen. 2007. Grain and Cellulosic Ethanol: History, Economics, and Energy Policy.  Biomass and Bioenergy.  31(6)216-25.

 

Book Chapters:


Solomon, B.D., J.R. Barnes* and K.E. Halvorsen. 2008.  From grain to cellulosic ethanol: History, economics and policy. In B.D. Solomon and V.A. Luzadis, eds. Renewable Energy From Forest Resources in the United States (Oxfordshire: Routledge).  Pp. 49-66.

 

Reports:


Becker, Dennis, R., Dalia Abbas, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Pamela J. Jakes Sarah M. McCaffrey,and Cassandra Moseley. Characterizing Lessons Learned from Federal Biomass Removal Projects.Joint Fire Science Program (USDA Forest Service and USDI Bureau of Land Management). JFSP Project 07-3-2-08. 2009

Dennis R. Becker, Paul DeLong, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Kenneth Skog, Allison Hellman and Terry Mace.  The Lake States Outlook for Sustainable Forest Bioenergy and Biofuels Production.  In Alaric Sample (Ed).  The Future of Wood Bioenergy in the United States: Defining Sustainability, Status, Trends and Outlooks for Regional Development. (Pinchot Institute: Washington DC). 2009

David R. Shonnard, Jeffrey D. Naber, Qiong Zhang, Ann L. Maclean, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, and John W. Sutherland. Wood to Wheels: A Multidisciplinary Research Initiative in Sustainable Transportation Utilizing Fuels and Co-products from Forest Resources. 2009.

Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr.; Mitchell, Rob; Richardson, Jim, (eds.) Biofuels, bioenergy, and bioproducts from sustainable agricultural and forest crops: proceedings of the short rotation crops international conference.  Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-31. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. Pp. 53. 2008.

 

Presentations:


Invited Presentation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Bioenergy and Sustainability Symposium, Oak Ridge, TN. Title: Social Dimensions of Sustainable United States Bioenergy Development.  October. 2009.

Invited Presentation at Chinese Academy of Forestry, Forest Policy and Information Institute, Beijing, China. Title: United States Bioenergy Development and Policy. July, 2009.

Presentation on U.S. Upper Midwestern Farm and Forest Landowners and Biofuels Production at the International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management, Vienna, Austria.  July, 2009.

Panelist (withT. Rudel) Global Climate Change, Landscape Changes, and Rural Societies at Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Madison, WI. August, 2009.

Invited Presentation at Forest-Based Bioenergy Workshop, Marquette, MI, March. Title: Policies, Perceptions, and Wood-based Bioenergy.

Poster Presentation, Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference, Sacramento, CA. November.  Title: Perceptions of Climate Change and Support for Mitigation. Authors: Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Andrew T. Kozich*, Joseph A. Dammel**, Smriti Dahal*, Stuart M. Kramer**. 2008.

Invited Keynote Speaker: US Departments of Energy and Agriculture Sustainability of Biofuels Workshop. October.  Bethesda, MD.  Title: Sociopolitical Dimensions of Cellulosic Ethanol. 2008.

Presentation at Society for Human Ecology Conference, Bellingham, WA. October.  Title:  Cultural Models and Support for Biofuel Development. 2008.

Lead Organizer, Five Sessions on the Social Dimensions of Bioenergy, International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Burlington, VT, June. Title: The Social Dimensions of Bioenergy. (with Dennis S. Becker, Clare Hinrichs). 2008.

International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Burlington, VT, June. Presentation: Beliefs Regarding Climate Change Causes and Mitigation.  Authors: Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Andrew T. Kozich*, Joseph A. Dammel**, Smriti Dahal*, Stuart M. Kramer**. 2008.

International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Burlington, VT, June. Presentation: Policy Dimensions of Bioenergy. Authors: Kathleen E. Halvorsen. 2008.

Presentation at Society for Human Ecology Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October.  Title: Specialists, Cultural Models of Biofuels and Climate Change Mitigation Policies.  (Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Smriti Dahal*, Stuart Kramer*, Andrew Kozich*, and Barry S. Solomon) 2007.

Presentation at International Symposium on Society and Resource Management Conference at Park City, UT.  June. Title: Cultural Models of Biofuels and Climate Change Mitigation Policies. (Kathleen E Halvorsen, Smriti Dahal*, Stuart Kramer*, and Barry S. Solomon). 2007.

Organized Session at International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Vancouver BC.  June. Title: Policy Dimensions of Renewable Energy Policy (with Barry D. Solomon).2006.

Paper Presentation at International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Vancouver BC.  June.  Title: Cellulosic Ethanol and Land Management Policies and Goals (with Justin R. Barnes* and Barry D. Solomon). 2006.

Paper Presentation at International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Vancouver BC.  June.  Title: Biomass Energy Policy: From Grain to Cellulosic Ethanol (with Justin R. Barnes* and Barry D. Solomon). 2006.

Paper Presentation at Association of American Geographers, Chicago IL. Title: Biomass energy policy: from grain to cellulosic ethanol. (with Barry Solomon and Justin Barnes*). 2006.

 



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