Sept 15, 2014: Technical Society of Knoxville (TSK) (http://www.technicalsociety.net/) will lead a tour of the “Green Energy” Wampler Sausage Farm early afternoon on September 15. The farm, which is converting biomass into hydrocarbons, is attempting to become energy independent. You can learn about their goals and the installed green technology at http://ariesenergy.com/project/wampler-s-farm-sausage-biomass-to-energy/.
Those interested in joining the TSK tour group at the farm should contact Bob Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register and learn when, how, and where to join the group.
Oct 22nd National Bioenergy Day -
- In conjunction with the University of Tennessee, an “information fair” will be held in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) cafeteria during the lunch hour (10 am – 2 pm) to highlight ongoing collaboration with the USDA-funded Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS) (http://www.se-ibss.org/ ) and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Renewable Carbon (http://renewablecarbon.tennessee.edu/ ). This event will include displays and a staffed table to hand out literature and answer questions.
- ORNL’s Center for BioEnergy Sustainability (CBES) will host a seminar in Building 1505 from 3:30-4:30 pm entitled “Assessing Bioenergy Sustainability: Application of a Suite of Environmental and Socioeconomic Indicators to a Cellulosic Biofuel Production System in East Tennessee.” The talk will be given by Esther Parish of the ORNL Environmental Sciences Division and will summarize recent research conducted to meet a September 2014 U.S. DOE BioEnergy Technologies Office (BETO) major milestone.
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.
Sept 19 from 11am-12pm in the D.J. Nelson Auditorium Building 1505 - Tim Theiss will present "The Role of Biofuels in the US Sustainable Transportation Challenge" .