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Collaborations

Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biommass Consortium http://www.newbio.psu.edu/

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  - Sustainability of Bioenergy Systems: Cradle to Grave

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
- Forestry within a Landscape-Scale Approach to Conservation
- Bioenergy Sustainability at the Regional Scale
- USDA-ORNL Collaboration Plans

Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS) - Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems website

News

Aug 20, 2014 - Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (DOE) presented an "Overview of the Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office"

Aug 12, 2014– Laurence Eaton  hosted a 1 day interactive workshop at ORNL to explore the POLYSYS modeling framework and its application to biomass and bioenergy analysis.

ORNL researchers discuss breakthroughs in biomass conversion, feedstocks, logistics and sustainability https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IJqRImGYAk.

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) was released on May 6 (see http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/). “The Global Change Research Act of 1990 requires a NCA assessment report at least every four years. Its production is led by the 13 Federal agencies that make up the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and is written by experts drawn from academia; local, state, and Federal government; and the private and nonprofit sectors. Contributions to the report were made from ORNL by Tom Wilbanks, Ben Preston, Steve Fernandez, Laurence Eaton, and Virginia Dale. The NCA found that, not only is global climate changing, but that the major source of change over the past 50 years has been burning of fossil fuels. The report  points out recent trends in climate change and increased extreme disturbances and calls for reduced use of fossil fuels that continue to atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases. The Forest chapter points out the bioenergy could emerge as a new market for wood that could aid in the restoration of forests killed by drought insects and fire.

 

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Wednesday August 20th: Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office DOE will present an Overview of Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office" starting at 4:00pm-5:00pm in the DJ Nelson auditorium Building 1505.

Links

www.biomass.energy.gov

Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF), sponsored by DOE and developed by a team at ORNL led by CBES member Budhendra Bhaduri, now has its own interactive website.

IBSS - Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems

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