Biofuels: Fuelling the future or big fraud?

Biofuels by Steve Jurvetson

Biofuels by Steve Jurvetson

Poster for David Read

Poster for David Read

The July talk will be given by Prof. David Read of the University of Southampton who will be talking about the viability of biofuels.

This talk will explore the viability of biofuels as a sustainable solution to the “energy crisis”. The focus will be on the chemistry behind the fuels as well as the social, political and economic factors influencing policymaking and public behaviour.

David is Professorial Fellow in Chemical Education at the University of Southampton and is currently Head of the Education Group and Director of Outreach in Chemistry. David is also the Programme Leader for the Science Foundation Year, where he is responsible for all chemistry teaching and pastoral care. David was a member of the RSC’s Education Division Council from 2009 until 2012, and has been a member of the editorial board of Education in Chemistry since 2009, holding the position of chair since December 2010. David has also worked with a number of A-level awarding bodies, advising on changes to specifications and providing viewpoints from both sides of the school-university divide.