Forums - all in PDF format
A link to the presentation slides is at the end of each summary.
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.
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