Trip Reports

  • Merida, Mexico workshop on “Pan American Biofuels and Bioenergy Sustainability” May 2012.
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SURVEY ! BioTrade2020+ Consortium would like to invite you to share your views on the international biomass trade. Click here for more information and the link to access the survey.

BETO International SCOPE Report launched April 14, 2015. Click here for the BE Basic Foundation press release. For more information, click here

The Biomass Power Association, U.S. Forest Service and partners are planning the 3rd annual National Bioenergy Day! The date is Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Click here for more information.

Virginia Dale and Erin Webb welcome two Fellows of the Southeastern Energy Development (SEED) Fellowship starting a ten-week program beginning May 15th. Click here for more information.

BETO Announces Webinar on Biofuel Sustainability. Announcement Website

Landscape design and management in Iowa can address water quality issues associated with Des Moines Water Works’ (DWW)  Federal suit against three counties over nutrient runoff from agricultural drainage districts. Click here for more information.

From the Southern Bioenergy Network News – March 2015 Edition - Play Bioenergy Jeopardy!  Alongside other interactive learning opportunities prepared by the UGA Bioenergy Systems Research Initiative and partners, organizers said that "Bioenergy Jeopardy!" was the most popular of the activities because the kids had a great time learning about Southeast Bioenergy using the popular "Jeopardy!" format and categories including "Energy," "Types of Biomass" and "Bioenergy Bonanza." Click here to play.

The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held this July 19-22, 2015. The plenary sessions will cover feedstocks, a regional focus on the biobased economy, biobased innovations impacting our future, industry success stories and aviation biofuels. For more information and registrations see this announcement.

In a new Article by Carla Harper in Biomass Magazine titled "Opportunity Still Knocks" two producers act on an opportunity they see for far smaller pellet operations. To see the entire article click here

Also in Biomass Magazine, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) is celebrating their 100th patent application. Click here for the full article.

ORNL News featured a new article titled "Sugar and Splice" by Chris Samoray. The article discusses identifing genes best suited for producing biofuel from poplar trees planted in different environments. To read more, click here.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. For more information Click Here


CBES Forums

The April CBES Forum will consist of a visit to and tour of the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility.  The tour is schedule for April 15, 2015 beginning at 3:00pm conducted by the Facility Operations Manager, Connie Jackson.  The Carbon Fiber Technology Facility is at the Horizon Center, 92 Palladium Way, Oak Ridge. For more information, see below:
Fact Sheet
Map and Directions to the Facility

Also in April, John Coulston of the newly established USDA Forest Service Center for Forest Products Survey and Analytics will speak at the CBES forum on April 16th, at 3:30pm. The location will be at Building 1505, Rm. 189. This forum’s topic is: Complex forest dynamics indicate potential for slowing carbon accumulation in the southeastern United State

Future Forum Plans

The May CBES Forum features Latha Baskaran of the Environmental Sciences, Landscape Ecology and Regional Analysis Group. Her talk is entitled Aquatic Macroinvertebrates for Assessing Water Quality Effects Associated with Bioenergy. The forum will begin at 3:30pm in Building 1505, Rm. 189. Click here for abstract.

In June, the CBES Forum guest speaker will be Chris Lituma. Chris is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Native Grasslands Management, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His talk is titled Multi-scale Assessment of Wildlife Sustainability in Switchgrass Biofuel Feedstock Production.