You can contact CBES by writing, calling, or e-mailing
Virginia Dale, Director
Center for BioEnergy Sustainability
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6035
Tel: 865-576-8043
Fax: 865-574-7287


The Short-rotation woody biomass sustainability project being conducted in collaboration with the USDA-Forest Service, the University of Georgia, Oregon State University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Saskatchewan, is in it's 5th year. For more info click here.

Don Tyler of the Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS) was recently named a Champion for Change by the White House. For more info click here. For more information on the Champions for Change program, click here.

National Forest Products Week has been proclaimed by President Obama for October 18-24, 2015. To see the White House Press Release Click Here

A Watershed Symposium was hosted by the University of Tennessee ( on September 15, 2015. GangeSheng Wang and Natalie Griffith participated for CBES. Click here for pictures of the event.

The 3rd annual National Bioenergy Day was commemorated at ORNL by a series of webinars on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20-21, 2015. Click here for more information. For links to the webinars themselves click here.

ORNL is pleased to be a part of the new Antares Group, Inc., project announced by the Department of Energy to improve sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy. Click here for more information about this project.

Keith Kline and Virginia DaleĀ attended the 2015 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting in Baltimore Maryland. For more info, click here

The Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS)was held at Auburn University in Alabama.

Recent paper in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment notes that ecological objectives can be achieved with wood-derived bioenergy.

First place in the 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting Undergraduate Student Poster Competition in New Orleans was taken by EMMA TOBIN. Emma is a student at UT and an intern at the CBES here at ORNL. Picture

Virginia Dale and Keith Kline attended the 9th IALE World Congress in Portland Oregon from July 5th through the 10th. Click Here for More Info

Sustainability Webinar Recording Available The recording of the BETO webinar “Biofuels for the Environment and Communities,” originally broadcast on April 22, 2015, is now available on the BETO Webinar Page.

Workshop Report from the IFPRI Bioenergy and Food Security Interactions conference made public. Click here for full report. For more information on the conference click here.

SURVEY - Share your views on the international biomass trade. Click here for more information and the link to access the survey.

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