Bioenergy Study Tour in the Southeastern US General Information

April 10-14, 2016

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BETO 2015 Project Peer Review

March 23-27, 2015


Individual ORNL Presentations


Workshop on Biofuels and Food Security Interactions

November 18, 2014

- Agenda

Workshop Report

Incorporating Bioenergy in Sustainable Landscape Designs Workshop Two: Agricultural Landscapes

June 24-26, 2014


Workshop II

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

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


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

-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 10- 11, 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


International report presents status and prospects for renewable energy using wood pellets from the southeastern United States. View here.

In March, Virginia Dale, Erin Webb and Magen Shedden participated in a conference titled “The Great Experiment” at the University of Tennessee that focused on learning from producing switchgrass for bioenergy in east Tennessee. The videos from the conference are posted here.

Virginia Dale discusses bioenergy sustainability:

The 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), Volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume 1, jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is a pioneering effort to analyze a range of potential environmental effects associated with illustrative near-term and long-term biomass-production scenarios from the 2016 Billion-Ton Report, Volume 1.

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