Save The Date!

The Southeastern Sun Grant Center invites you to participate in the regional conference, Southern Crossroads: Progress In the Science & Technology of Biomass Production, Processing and Use. Hosted by The IBSS Partnership, the conference is scheduled for February 2-4, 2015 at Auburn, AL. The conference will focus on the scientific progress in the areas of biomass production, harvest, logistics and processing, conversion, and renewable energy, and will promote collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and government partners within the region. The conference will also reflect on the progress that has been made, and consider the challenges that remain, to further the bioeconomy in south.

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Both Red and Blue States are Increasingly Turning Green

Politically “red” and “blue” states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a new bi-partisan report. The “State Clean Energy Cookbook” highlights GOP-dominant states that have adopted cost-effective energy policies that could serve as models for others across the nation.

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New Research Shows Markets and Timing Matter When Accounting for Biogenic Carbon

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has published “Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in US Bioenergy Policy” in the Journal of Forestry. The article identifies and examines scientific-based insights essential to understanding forest bioenergy and “carbon debts” and illustrates why quantifying the full spectrum of forest-based activities is critical when accounting for biogenic carbon and carbon dioxide. More importantly, the article derives that wood products and energy resources derived from forests have the potential to play an important and ongoing role in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

See the SAF Biogenic Carbon Accounting Team Press Release Sept 2014.

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Choosing the Right Biomass Feedstock for Your Project

Genera Energy released an infographic of a visual overview of biomass feedstocks and guidelines for choosing the best solution for biomass projects. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements and explores which biomass crops are best suited for an application. Get information on switchgrass, miscanthus, energy cane, biomass sorghum and corn stover. 

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The August 2014 edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News is posted

The August 2014 edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News has been posted.  Please take a moment to review this month’s SBN News for information on DoE’s Biomass 2014 Conference, partners urging the Administration to act on a biogenic carbon framework, bioenergy development activities from around the region. Save the dates of September 30 and October 10 for the IBSS Woody Biomass Whistle Stop Tour in Columbus, MS and Knoxville, TN. And please consider hosting a site for National Bioenergy Day 2014.  A participation form and information flyer can be found the SBN News.

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