Forums - all in PDF format
A link to the presentation slides is at the end of each summary.
February 25th: The CBES Forum for February was held at 3:30 pm in Room 189 of Building 1505. The Guest Speaker was Jim Parks and his topic was: The Triple-Dare Challenge Facing the Automotive Industry: Fuel Economy Standards, Emissions Regulations, and Renewable Fuel Use.For more information about Dr. Parks click here. For an abstract of the presentation, click here. (click on icon to see complete presentation)
January 7: Hans Langeveld presented the CBES forum presentation in January. His presentation was titled Harvesting more from less land: Changes in land use intensity and its impact on the food vs. fuel debate
December 17: Matthew Langholtz, Rebecca Efroymson, Laurence Eaton, Craig Brant, and Yetta Jager presented the CBES forum presentation in December. Their presentation was titled Bringing Sustainability into the Assessment of our Nation’s Bioenergy Future.
November 12th: Natalie Griffiths, of the Ecosystems Sciences Group in the Environmental Sciences Division presented a seminar entitled: Evaluating the effects of woody biomass production for bioenergy on water quality and hydrology in the southeastern United States.
September: Timothy Theiss, Laboratory Relationship Manager (LRM) EER Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) presented a talk entitled “The Role of Biofuels in the US Sustainable Transportation Challenge” at the September 2014 CBES Forum
August 14th: Daniela S. Gonzales Ph.D. graduate student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Texas A&M will present "GIS-Based Allocation of Lignocellulosic Biorefineries" - A Case Study in Texas.
June 19th: Dr. Manoel Regis is the Institutional Relations Coordinator of CTBE-Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory, presented "Biomass Resources and Conversion Efficiencies in the Cultivation and Processing of Sugarcane for Ethanol and Electricity."
Feb 17 - Dr. Andre Faaij and Dr. Floor van der Hilst from Utrecht University, Netherlands presented "Issues in bioenergy, a European perspective" and "Integrated assessment of the sustainability of biomass supply chains"
Jan 16th -Derek Splitter - "Methods of reducing transportation energy and petroleum consumption and environmental impacts: A discussion of internal combustion engine fundamentals, efficiency source, and fuel-related pwoertrain opportunities"
May 8th - Daniel Inman NREL "Bio Land Use Change and Overview"
February 14th: Professor Carlos Cerri - Professor at Center of Nuclear Energy Applied to Agriculture-Universidade of São Paulo. Piracicaba, Brazil presented "Measuring environmental sustainability indicators in land use change for sugarcane ethanol production in Brazil"
July 26th, 2012: Danny Inman - NREL "Biofuel Sustainability Analysis"
June 7th, 2012: Ariel Uribe Rodriguez and Edgar Castillo from the Colombian Petroleum Institute will present " Energy Diversification Program at ECOPETROL" Topics that will be discussed: Advanced Biofuels, Heat and Power generation from Biomass and Renewables (Proposal) and Energy Efficiency in upstream operations".
May 21st, 2012: Marcelo Moreira from the Institute for International Trade Negotiations, Brazil will present "Coupling GIS and economic data into land use models: The Brazilian Land Use Model experience"
May 17, 2012: Charles Kwit, "Gene flow matters in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a potential widespread biofuel feedstock"
May 10, 2012: Bobby Grisso "Outreach Delivery as Part of Bioenergy Education".
April 19, 2012: John Schwartz (UT) and Zachariah Seiden (UT), "Study Design for Water Quality Monitoring from Switchgrass Fields near Vonore, Tennessee: Support for SWAT and BLOSM Models"
March 15, 2012: James Szybist (NTRC) "Impacts of emerging engine and fuel technologies on the efficiencey of future engines"
December 15, 2011: Tim Rials, "Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems" and Video
Nov 17, 2011: Elliott Barnett, Mark Downing, Matt Langholtz and Erin Webb: Four 5-10 minute panel presentations on "Sustainability Considerations for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biomass Steam Plant Feedstock Supply"
Sept 1, 2011: Tanya Kuritz ORNL - Reality of Algal Fuels
August 18, 2011: Neal Gutterson - Mendel's seeded miscanthus system: a sustainable and scalable bioenergy feedstock solution
August 4, 2011: Audrey Mayer - Using agent-based models to understand the impact of NIPF owner preferences and bioenergy policies on forested landscapes
July 28, 2011: Esther Parish - One size won't fit all: The role of scale in comparing the environmental impacts of ethanol and gasoline production (slides not complete)
June 16, 2011: Jody Endres - A legal typology of sustainable biomass definitions in U.S. law, and other theoretical perspectives
May 19, 2011: Ken Goddard - Growing and Harvesting Switchgrass for Ethanol Production in Tennessee
April 21, 2011: Elena Berger - Dynamics of Innovation of Biofuel Ethanol: Three decades of experience in the U.S. and in Brazil
March 17, 2011: Thomas J. Wilbanks - Perspectives from 'Sustainability Science' on Energy Sustainabilty
February 17, 2011: Chris Johnas and Robin Jenkins - DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE) LLC Evaluates Business Opportunities with Sustainability Assessments
January 27, 2011: Allen McBride and Virginia Dale - Indicators to Support Environmental Sustainability of Bioenergy Systems
November 18, 2010: Mac Post - An Integrative Modeling Framework to Evaluate the Productivity and Sustainability of Biofuel Crop Production Systems
October 2010: Sam Jackson and Virginia Dale - Bioenergy Sustainability Standards, Certification and Regulations
September 2010: Eric Marland - Managing the Costs of Carbon Release
August 2010: Chad Hellwinckel - Lessons from modeling the joint effects of climate and bioenergy policies
July 2010: Pat Mulholland and Colleen Iversen - National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) site on the Oak Ridge Reservation: A new collaborative project with NSF for long-term ecosystem measurements and monitoring
June 2010: Charles Garten - Modeling soil quality issues related to sustainable switchgrass and poplar production
May 2010: John Crittenden - Gigaton Problems Require GigatonSolutions
April 2010: Keith Kline and Martin Keller - The Global Bioenergy Sustainability Project. Is the next revolution at hand?
March 2010: Brian West - Review of Technical Issues Surrounding EISA's Biofuels Goals, the RFS2
February 2010: Marilyn Brown - Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America
January 2010: Gregg Marland - Bioenergy and Changes in Carbon Stocks
December 2009: Series - Sustainable Bioenergy from Production to Use in a series of Three Slides and Five Minutes
November 2009: Rekha Pillai, Sirisha Nukala, Stuart Daw and Charles Finney - A Value Chain Analysis for BioEnergy
October 2009: Kathy Halvorsen -Social Dimensions of Sustainable Bioenergy Development
September 2009: Kelly Tiller - Implementing the Cellulosic Biomass Industry in Tennessee
August 2009: Debo Oladosu and Keith Kline - Myths, Facts and Uncertainties for Bioenergy
July 2009: John Drake - BioEnergy – Climate Coupling
June 2009: Mark Downing, Tim Rials, and Pat Mulholland - Landscape Design for Bioenergy Sustainability
May 2009: Raju Vastsav and Keith Kline - Land-Use Change and Bioenergy Workshop
April 2009: Rekha Pillai and Mike Hillard - April 2009: Integrated Framework for Understanding BioEnergy Sustainability
March 2009: Kenneth Tobin - Measurement Science and Systems Engineering