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May 23 CBES seminar—Dr. Timothy Rials of UTIA provides an overview of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Renewable Carbon.
May 1-3 Workshop in Athens, GA (UGA): “Adequacy of Spatial Databases for Conducting Risk Assessments of Sustainable Wood Sourcing Practices of the U.S. Industrial Wood Pellet Industry Supplying European Energy Demand” IEA Bioenergy and University of Georgia in collaboration with University of Toronto, University of Copenhagen, ORNL and Pinchot Institute for Conservation. For more information and to register, see: https://www.hotel.uga.edu/events/bio-energy-conference
April 25 CBES Seminar—Dr. Jennifer Dunn of Michigan Technological University presents “The Importance of Suppliers for Bioenergy Development: A Socio-Political Case Study.”
March 28 CBES seminar—Dr. Gerald Tuskan of ORNL provides an overview of ORNL’s Center for Bioenergy Innovation
FUEL, FIBER, AND CHEMICALS – IT’S STILL ALL ABOUT THE BIOMASS
Dr. Sam Jackson, VP of Business Development at Genera Energy Inc.
When: 3:30-4:30 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2019
Where: ORNL Building 1505, Room 189 (Ocoee Room)
Dr. Jackson will speak about Genera’s biomass experiences, the challenges the industry has faced, some exciting developments on the horizon, and new initiatives around bio-based materials from cellulosic feedstocks, including ag-based fiber and compostable food service and packaging products.
The article below describes how indicators were selected and prioritized, as well as how a project can achieve stakeholder engagement goals despite a lack of funding for formal outreach or surveys in the field. The stakeholder engagement process and its documentation (led by ORNL) were highlighted by an external review report, issued last month, as being major contributions to the multi-agency Landscape Design Project in Iowa, with is led by the Antares Group. The Stage-Gate Review reaffirmed the value of the Landscape Design Project and strongly recommended the work continue.