TPAC is one of the oldest interdisciplinary centers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with students, research associates, and alumni around the world. We focus on innovation systems that address global issues in emerging and infrastructure technologies. TPAC has partners in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, working together towards inclusive development.

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  • Setting Global Standards for Sustainable Biofuels Development 

    Woods, Jeremy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-02-15)
    Environmental standards are vital if the international trade in biofuels was to be allowed to begin on a massive scale. Large-scale production of biofuels in Asia — such as palm oil plantations in Papua New Guinea — could ...
  • Lessons Learned About Societal Responses to Emerging Technologies Perceived as Risky 

    Wilbanks, Thomas J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-02-15)
    This presentation will present results from a research project that asks whether past experience in the United States with technologies associated in the public mind with risk, along with relevant social-scientific ...
  • Global Gender Perspectives on Biofuel Production 

    Summerfield, Gale (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-02-15)
  • Promises and Challenges of Biofuels for the Poor 

    Rosegrant, Mark W.; Msangi, Siwa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-02-15)
    In order to make a difference in the lives of poor people as both energy producers and consumers, and to make strong environmental and economic contributions, biofuel technology needs further advancement, and investments ...
  • Biofuels as Alternative Energy: A Regional Overlook 

    Meerganz von Medeazza, Gregor (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-02-15)
  • World News Coverage of Biofuels 

    Cozzens, Susan E.; Soumonni, Diran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-02-15)
    This paper will report preliminary results from monitoring press coverage from around the world on the benefits and costs of biofuels over the period 2007-2008, a period when the framing of the issues changed dramatically. ...