Workshops

Incorporating Bioenergy in Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop Two: Agricultural Landscapes

June 24-26, 2014

-Agenda

Workshop II

Incorporating Bioenergy into Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop
March 4-6, 2014

-Agenda
-Participant List
-Landscape Design Field Tour
-Workshop Report
-Links to individual presentations

Global Sustainable Biofuels (GSB) Workshop
June 12-13th, 2013

-Agenda
-Welcome
-Workshop Report
-Links to individual presentations and pictures

Billion Ton Study: What can be Learned about Bioenergy Sustainability?
September 28-30, 2011

- Agenda
- Participant Summary
- Remote Participants
- Workshop Report

Link to individual presentations and pictures

Watershed Perspective on Bioenergy Sustainability
February 3 - 4, 2010

- Ice G, McBroom, Schweitzer. 2010.

A review of best management practices for forest watershed biomass harvests with an emphasis on recommendations for leaving residual wood onsite
- Agenda
- Participant Summary
- Workshop Report

Sustainable BioEnergy Systems Workshop
September 10th - 11th, 2009

- Agenda
- Participant Summary
- Remote Participants
- Workshop Report

Land-Use Change and Bioenergy Workshop
May 12-14, 2009

- Agenda
- 3 in 5s Introduction
- Participant List
- Workshop Report


 

 

 

 

 

 

News

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 (rrscott3@aol.com) 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.

 

CBES Forums

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" . pdf

Links

Small Giant of Bioenergy http://www.bioenergyadvice.com/

www.biomass.energy.gov

Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF), sponsored by DOE and developed by a team at ORNL led by CBES member Budhendra Bhaduri, now has its own interactive website.

IBSS - Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems

Extension - Objective, research-based and credible information you can use every day to improve your life