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The 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winner Is… “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae”!
May 26, 2017 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the winner of the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge on May 4 during a special awards ceremony. The winning infographic, titled “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae,” was created …

STEM In Schools Reach New Level with DNA Sequencing Brought to 7th Graders
May 18, 2017 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Helena Kennedy (Nuu Digest) In New York, 12 and 13 year olds get to try their hand at DNA sequencing during science class for the first time thanks to startup PlayDNA. PlayDNA is working with …

NREL Research Takes Off For International Space Station
May 18, 2017 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Wayne Hicks (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  Experiments bear repeating, especially when they explode on their way to the International Space Station.

Almost two years ago, on June 28, 2015, the rocket carrying experiments from Chatfield …

Central High School Tours Heartland Corn Products
May 11, 2017 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-six students from Central High School in Norwood Young America visited Heartland Corn Products today to learn more about renewable energy production.

The students, from grades nine to 12, toured the various processes …

Energy Department Publishes Educational Resources: Bioenergy in the Classroom including Coloring Book
April 28, 2017 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Department of Energy’s Education and Workforce Development resources include:

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Lesson Plans
Search through the Education Toolbox to find lesson plans and lab activities for use in your classroom. Filter by subject, …

Minneota High School Visits ADM Corn Processing
April 28, 2017 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-one students from Minneota High School visited the ADM Corn Processing ethanol plant here on April 19 to learn more on how Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced.

The students, from grades nine to …

Children Helping UAE Biofuels Industry
April 24, 2017 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)   Children in the UAE have been recycling cooking oil to make biofuels as part of a new initiative.

The programme was set up by the Blue waste management company in Dubai, and involves pupils …

5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo — April 7-8, 2018 — Washington, DC
April 14, 2017 – 11:54 am | No Comment
5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo   —   April 7-8, 2018   —   Washington, DC

Our mission is to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, and educational Festival in the world.

The USA …

St Peter High School Visits Guardian Energy
April 12, 2017 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Thirty-two high school students toured Guardian Energy’s ethanol plant today to get a closer look at how renewable energy is produced.

The students, from St Peter High School, toured the various processes of ethanol …

Blue Sky Science: Could the Biofuel Cycle Be Made More Efficient?
April 11, 2017 – 10:53 am | No Comment

(Wisconsin State Journal/Morgridge Institute for Research) Q: Could the biofuel cycle be made more efficient?   — Nikita Agrawal, 11, Skinner West Elementary, Chicago

A: The production of biofuels starts by growing plants out in a field …

Glencoe Silver Lake Students Tour Heartland Corn Products
March 24, 2017 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota BioFuels Association)  Eight students from Glencoe Silver Lake High School toured Heartland Corn Products today to understand how clean renewable Minnesota energy is produced.

The students, from grades 10 to 12, toured the various process …

Bioenergy Gets Graphic with New Illustrated Guide to the Subject
March 22, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(University of Manchester)  A new graphic novel which addresses the big questions around bioenergy and climate change is being launched by The University of Manchester ahead of a major conference this week.

In a unique collaboration …

Education Internships at Idaho National Laboratory
March 14, 2017 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

(Idaho National Laboratory)  As a Department of Energy facility, INL offers a diverse number of paid internship positions to high school, undergraduate and graduate level students. These internship opportunities enable students to collaborate with experienced …

Heard in the Hallway at ABLC–Science from Scientists, a Teacher Resource
March 6, 2017 – 7:50 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  It’s the personal connections you make at conferences that provide that added value that webinars and online learning just can’t beat.  That’s how I found out about Science from …

A First-Hand Report: Competing in MIT’S THINK Science Competition
February 27, 2017 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Erika Tan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Let me introduce myself – my name is Erika Tan, and I’m a current sophomore attending Freehold High School in New Jersey. If someone had told me at the …

Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program —
February 16, 2017 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites )  Starting with the summer of 2017, the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2), will be establishing a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site designed to provide undergraduate students …

Student Scientist Uses Algae to Filter out Lead Contaminated Water
February 5, 2017 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

A senior at Tucson, Arizona’s Immaculate Heart High School, Amanda Minke’s goal is to find ways to create clean lead-free water for small rural communities around the world. For the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition …

Contest Winners from Waukee and Treynor Focus on Benefits of E15 and Biodiesel
February 2, 2017 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) “Fuel the Future” High School Video Contest gives students a chance to grow their expertise in the fuel and technology of a new generation. This …

In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’
February 2, 2017 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Hiroko Tabuchi (The New York Times)  … Here in north-central Kansas, America’s breadbasket and conservative heartland, the economic realities of agriculture make climate change a critical business issue. At the same time, politics and social …

Energy Beet Display and Children’s Carbon Cycle Handout Big Hits at Keystone Farm Show
January 16, 2017 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Highlighting Advanced Biofuels USA’s work on a feasibility study of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore energy beet project proved to attract many visitors and a bit of buzz …

4-H Renewable Energy Camp — July 24-28, 2017 — East Lansing, MI
January 3, 2017 – 1:01 pm | No Comment
4-H Renewable Energy Camp   —   July 24-28, 2017   —   East Lansing, MI

Explore how Michigan’s abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy and what it means to your family, Michigan and the world!

Michigan 4-H Renewable Energy Camp is a five-day exploration …

Youth Explore Biofuel as Renewable Energy
January 3, 2017 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

(Michigan State University Extension)  Youth can explore biofuel at 4-H Renewable Energy Camp and through other 4-H science programs.  —  …You can help youth explore biofuels by guiding them through an activity that shows how …

Chicago School Growing Future Ag Careers
December 20, 2016 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (AgWired.com)  The American Seed Trade Association Future Seed Executives (FuSE) had the opportunity to hear about an agricultural high school right in Chicago that is growing the next generation for the industry.

The …

Leon Walls Takes GLBRC on Mission to Transform Science Education
November 21, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenegy Research Center)  on Walls knows, loves, and wants to transform the science classroom. An associate professor of elementary science education at the University of Vermont (UVM), Walls is working to …

Classroom Activity–Data Dive: Farming for Beetles, Bees and Biomass
November 21, 2016 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  What effect does growing millions of acres of corn have on the plants and insects living in agricultural landscapes? Can we balance biomass production and biodiversity by using a variety …

Research Brief: Students’ Understanding of the Carbon Cycle and Global Climate Change
November 21, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Craig Kohn, Joyce Parker and Andy Anderson (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Global climate change is a serious problem that requires the involvement of a scientifically literate public to solve. But what does the public …

Classroom Activity: Analyzing Fuel Carbon Footprints: Gasoline, Ethanol, and Electricity
November 21, 2016 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Burning gasoline, a fossil fuel, in cars produces the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide contributes to global climate change. We have several options besides gasoline for powering our cars …

Sleepy Eye High School Toured Highwater Ethanol
November 9, 2016 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-three students from Sleepy Eye High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to get a closer look at clean renewable energy production.
During the tour, the students learned about the various processes of ethanol …

Minnesota Student #Biodiesel Contest Adds Video
November 7, 2016 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Clean Air Choice® Biodiesel Scholarship contest offers high school seniors awards to help with college. Now in the eighth year of the program, students may submit a short video of …

White House Hosts the First-Ever Meeting of Kid Science Advisors
November 4, 2016 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(White House)  Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Dr. John Holdren is meeting with 11 students who will share their ideas for science and STEM education.  —  … At the 2016 White House Science …

NRHEG High School Students Visit Guardian Energy
October 14, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-five students from NRHEG (New Richland, Hartland, Ellendale, Geneva) High School visited Guardian Energy yesterday to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy.

The students, from the seventh and eight grade, …

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School Visits Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company
October 6, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty-one high school students from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (KMS) High School visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company plant today to get a better understanding of how clean homegrown renewable energy is produced.

The students, which included …

SciTech Now: Renewable Cellulosic Ethanol
October 6, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Detroit Public TV)  Innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  High school student Tavis Reed and DuPont’s innovative efforts to develop renewable cellulosic ethanol processes.  WATCH VIDEO

Ag Field Days Are Always about Learning–We Were So Sure, Then We Found We Were Wrong!
October 1, 2016 – 11:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The purpose of Ag Field Days, education, goes both ways.  Those doing demonstrations and exhibits often learn just as much from those attending the events.

True again at the University …

BioenergizeME 2017 Infographic Challenge Kicks Off DEADLINE: February 3, 2017
September 29, 2016 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

(Department of Energy)  Mark your calendars: the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge kicks off tomorrow (September 30, 2016)! Give your 9th–12th grade students an opportunity to learn about topics in biofuel and bioenergy and to share their …

Energypath 2016: This Is What I Am Talking about! Penn State University Delivered a Complete Multifaceted Week about Renewable Energy and Biofuels
September 13, 2016 – 7:47 pm | No Comment

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* and Joanne Ivancic** (Advanced Biofuels USA) After Dan Quadros’ oft-repeated criticism about biofuels education and the big gap between research and the job market, he was pleased to experience the best …

Field to Fuel Video Contest
August 30, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Ethanol Board) The Nebraska Ethanol Board presents the third annual Field to Fuel video contest, which encourages Nebraska high school students to explore the importance and value of American Ethanol.

With a focus on informing the public about …

White House, EPA Honor Environmental Educators and Student Award Winners
August 16, 2016 – 10:48 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, recognized 18 teachers and 63 students from across the country for their outstanding contributions to environmental education and …

Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry
July 22, 2016 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

This annual green chemistry award sponsors the participation of students—from high school through graduate school—to attend an American Chemical Society (ACS) technical meeting, conference, or training program, having a significant green chemistry or sustainability component. …

AMERIgreen Energy Lets Students Find #Energy Solutions
July 8, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Students of all ages were able to voice their ideas on America’s energy future in AMERIgreen Energy’s Video Essay Challenge. Students ranging in grades 1st-12th, as well as undergraduate college students …

FFA Educates #NASCAR Fans about #E15
July 1, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Twin Cedars FFA Chapter was out in en mass during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen to educate race fans about ethanol and E15. Chuck hung out with …

Postdoc’s Biofuels Startup Offers New Source of Clean Renewable Energy
June 24, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Erin Guiltenane (University of Calcary UT Today)  Christine Sharp and Marc Strous’ Solar Biocells uses microorganisms in capture and conversion of carbon dioxide  —  Sharp and Strous co-founded the startup Solar Biocells which uses an entirely new …

Arkansas State University Biodiesel Lab Helps Power, Feed University Farm
June 8, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by David Bennett  (Delta Farm Press)  Surrounded by educational posters and a large dry board full of mathematical equations, Kevin Humphrey sits explaining how the biodiesel lab in adjacent rooms came to be.

“I’ve been here …

DOE: 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winners Crowned
June 6, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy/Biomass Magazine)  The winner of the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge was announced during a special awards ceremony on May 11 by Jonathan Male, Director of the Bioenergy Technologies Office. The winning infographic entitled “Cellulosic …

MGPUB Announces Flex Fuel Video Contest DEADLINE: July 25, 2016
June 3, 2016 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) has launched its Drive Flex Fuel video contest to kick off its 2016 Maryland Drive Flex Fuels advertising campaign. Winning-worthy videos will be 30 seconds …

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You Biofuel Educators!
June 1, 2016 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Over the past 8 months our Ethanol Plant Tour Grant program has met resounding success. This program has seen over 260 students tour the inside of their local ethanol plant to learn …

Tracy Area High School Visits Highwater Ethanol
May 13, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-five students from Tracy Area High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy.

During the two-hour-long tour, the students toured the various processes of ethanol …

Bioenergy Institute for Educators Adds Spark to Wisconsin Teacher’s Classroom
May 11, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Leslie Shown (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Given the shouts and cheers emanating from Lisa Andresen’s classroom, one might guess that Room 105 doubles as the school’s gym. In fact, these are the sounds of …

Cessna 182 Crosses Country on Biofuel
May 4, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)  Ross McCurdy, a science teacher from Ponaganset High School in Glocester, Rhode Island, has flown to Santa Monica, California, and back in a 1980 diesel-powered Cessna 182 owned by a …

National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 – 10:07 am | No Comment
National Energy Education Summit  —  June 7, 2016   —  Washington, DC

Organized by the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) and National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), the Summit will engage energy educators at all levels and students to build, improve, and expand energy education …

Guardian Energy Hosts ‘Take Your Child To Work Day’
May 3, 2016 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  On April 28, the Guardian Energy ethanol plant in Janesville hosted 24 children at its inaugural Take Your Child To Work Day.

Coinciding with the national Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work day …

BETO Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Bioenergy with 4-H Youth Leaders from Across the Nation
April 28, 2016 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted a roundtable discussion with a group of 4-H youth delegates from across the country on April 12, 2016. The roundtable, which …

Pipestone Area High School Visits Highwater Ethanol
April 27, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Close to 70 high school students from Pipestone Area High School visited Highwater Ethanol today to get a better understanding of how clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced.

During the tour, the students were briefed …

Biofuel Plane Makes Stop in Walnut Ridge
April 19, 2016 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Seth Stephenson (WMCActionNews5.com) A Rhode Island science teacher made a stop in Walnut Ridge Sunday during his cross country flight using a Cessna powered by biofuel.  Ross McCurdy, the pilot, teaches science and alternative energy at …

The BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign Begins Today!
April 11, 2016 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The 2016 BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign kicks off today with high school students from all over the country sharing their infographics via social media. Check out the infographics on the BioenergizeME Challenge Map starting …

Butterfield-Odin Students Visit Heron Lake Bioenergy
April 11, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Fourteen students from Butterfield-Odin visited the Heron Lake Bioenergy ethanol plant on April 8 to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy.

During the 90 minute tour, the students were briefed …

35,000 Students Take Virtual Field Trip
April 8, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Marshall (Precision Ag Wired)  This week students across the nation had to opportunity to visit a farm without ever getting on a school bus.  The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education have put …

From Near-Dropout to PhD, Berkeley Lab Scientist Now at Forefront of Biofuels Revolution
April 6, 2016 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Julie Chao (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)  Berkeley Lab scientist Ee-Been Goh thrives on re-engineering bacteria and mentoring students.  —  … “My mom would say, ‘You used to be the worst in school—why would you want to …

Central High School Visits Heartland Corn Products / Sibley East High School Visits Heartland Corn Products
March 31, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Nineteen high school students from Norwood Young America visited Heartland Corn Products in Winthrop today (March 24, 2016) to get a closer look at how clean, homegrown renewable fuels are produced.

The students, …

Lincoln Park Professor Nets $450K Grant for Biofuel Research
March 23, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by William Westhoven (Parsippany, NJ Daily Record) A Lincoln Park educator has been awarded a $450,000 grant to help fund continued research into the development of biofuel alternatives in certain regions of the United States.

Montclair State …

Arizona High School Students Take Part in Biodiesel Project
March 3, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Arizona Charter Academy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school students, a diesel bus will …

News from Greenspeed Research
March 2, 2016 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Dave Schenker (Greenspeed Research)  The major happenings in 2015 that you might remember:

In March, Greenspeed Research became a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with a mission to create learning opportunities for the STEM disciplines and renewable energy …

BioFuelNet Canada Brings Biofuels Education to Canadian High Schools
February 22, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Quebec, BioFuelNet Canada has partnered with Talk Energy Week to participate as panelists at schools in eight Canadian cities, where they will be discussing sustainable advanced biofuels with over …

Abu Dhabi Goes Green! Used Cooking Becomes Biodiesel in New Project
February 15, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Sarvy Geranpayeh  (Albawaba)  Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi, has launched an initiative to convert household’s cooking oil waste into biodiesel for vehicles.

The project has been started in Abu Dhabi’s Al Raha area …

CQU Team behind Biodiesel Made from Waste Oil in Talks with Caltex
February 8, 2016 – 11:55 pm | No Comment

by Sophie Vorrath (ReNewEconomy)  A Central Queensland University (CQU) research team that is converting waste grease and oil into biodiesel has attracted the attention of an international oil major, ahead of plans to go into commercial …

IRFA Announces Winner of ‘Fuel the Future’ Video Contest
January 25, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently announced Helena Gruensteidl of Des Moines won first place in IRFA’s 6th Annual “Fuel the Future” video contest for Iowa high school students. …

Students Experiment with Biofuels
December 28, 2015 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Wright (The Herald Independent) What are biofuels? How can they help us meet our future energy needs while minimizing negative environmental impacts?

With support from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at UW-Madison, students …

WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenege — Jan. 21, 2016
December 23, 2015 – 3:00 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenege  —  Jan. 21, 2016

Wondering what it takes to win the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge? Want to learn pro-tips for creating a quality infographic and refining your team’s social media campaign? Then join us for a BioenergizeME Office Hours webinar …

The Bioenergy Quiz Is a Fun Digital Learning Tool
December 3, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Looking for a way to get your students excited about taking a quiz? Then check out the Bioenergy Technology Office’s bioenergy quiz. This interactive, user-friendly tool is a great way for …

Biotech Innovation Showcase and Partnering for Growth Forum — March 30-31, 2016 — Ankeny, IO
November 23, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment
Biotech Innovation Showcase and Partnering for Growth Forum —  March 30-31, 2016  —  Ankeny, IO

Partnering for Growth’s Biotech Innovation Showcase will be held on March 30th and is an investor conference that presents early- to mid-stage biotech companies to investors and industry leaders.  Since the mid-1990’s, Iowa has been …

Biodiesel Plant Could Fuel Commercial Business
November 19, 2015 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Emily Smith (Daily Mercury)  It started as an innovative way to inspire students, but with big business continuing to come knocking for CQUniversity’s Biodiesel Plant, it could be on track for commercial success.

That’s what Biodiesel …

WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th–12th Grade Classroom — December 10, 2015 — 4:00PM to 4:45PM EST
November 18, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  BioenergizeME Office Hours Webinar: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th–12th Grade Classroom  —  December 10, 2015  —  4:00PM to 4:45PM EST

(US Department of Energy)  Biofuel is the only viable substitute for petroleum-based liquid transportation fuel in the near term. It is, therefore, increasingly relevant to enhance conceptual knowledge of biofuels and other types of bioenergy …

Urbanna High School Environmental Science Classes Share Insights about Biofuels
November 16, 2015 – 7:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Education encompasses a core part of Advanced Biofuels USA’s mission.  We meet this is many ways.  Attending conferences, meeting with Congressional staff, exhibiting at a variety of events from …

Fueling Our Future, from Wood to Wing
October 29, 2015 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Pearl (US Department of Agriculture)  U.S. airline carriers collectively used more than 16 billion gallons of jet fuel in 2014. Given growing concerns over energy independence and the environment, commercial airlines are looking for …

Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School Visits Guardian Energy
October 28, 2015 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-five high schools students today toured the Guardian Energy ethanol plant to gain a better understanding of renewable fuel production.

The students, from Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Secondary School, toured the various processes …

FFA Helps Build Next-Gen Leaders
October 27, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture, and no organization prepares them to rise up and meet the challenges that lie ahead like the National FFA Organization. Not …

High School Students Visit Al-Corn Ethanol Plant
October 26, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by William Morris (Owatonna People’s Press)  A group of Owatonna High School students got an in-depth look at a possible career in agribusiness Friday when their Agriculture Explorations class visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont.

The …

Oswego Teen Scientist Wins Medal Creating ‘Next-Generation’ Biofuel
October 5, 2015 – 9:45 pm | No Comment

by Elena Ferrarin (Daily Herald)  Seventeen-year-old Tavis Reed is determined to make a difference in the world by helping mitigate or even repair environmental damage — and he’s already on his way, having applied those principles …

The Business of Algae and the Dream of Algae
October 2, 2015 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sapphire’s Jamie Levine, Matrix Genetics’ Margaret McCormick, Algal Scientific’s Geoff Horst, Heliae’s Len Smith and USCD’s Steve Mayfield reflect on the commercial progress of algae.  There is the dream of …

BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Kicks Off
September 29, 2015 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  What is biomass? Where does biomass come from? How are biofuels made?  What is bioenergy?  Participate in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge to explore these questions and …

Angry Birds Takes on Climate Change
September 28, 2015 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by Lucia Grenna (EcoWatch)  … To encourage a binding climate agreement at the United Nations meeting in Paristhis December, Rovio is doing their part, by creating Angry Birds: Champions for Earth, a special tournament on Angry Bird Friends, …

NSF Awards Maximum Support to Iowa State-Based Center for Biorenewable Chemicals
September 8, 2015 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  The National Science Foundation (NSF) has added three years and $8.48 million to the grant supporting the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University.

That brings NSF’s total …

Consuming Greens
September 4, 2015 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Sean Gallagher (School Transportation News)  … While diesel continues to power the vast majority of the nation’s fleet, school districts have still responded with giant leaps forward in promoting greener technologies for bus fleets with the …

Outcomes of Chemistry and Biology in Bioenergy Interdisciplinary Workshop
August 31, 2015 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems)  The Chemistry and Biology in Bioenergy Interdisciplinary Workshop for High School Teachers sponsored by IBSS recently took place at the University of Tennessee (July 13-17). The workshop was designed …

Teenager Develops Inexpensive Method to Turn Plastic Waste into Million-Dollar Biofuel
August 26, 2015 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

by Darwin Malicdem (International Business Times)  A new inexpensive way to turn plastic trash into fuel has been developed by an Egyptian teenager which could generate millions of dollars every year. The method produces biofuel by …

Winners Announced in Minnesota Biodiesel Essay Contest
July 29, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) First- and second-place winners have been announced for the 2015 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship. Brianna Bredeson, a recent graduate of Willmar Senior High School, won first place for her …

High School Students Take Control of Bioethanol Pilot Plant in Mackay
July 17, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by David Sparkes (ABC Rural)  As the Queensland Government and industry players try to usher in a new era for bioethanol production, a group of high school students have been put through their paces at …

Coloring and Activity Book
June 30, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Coloring and Activity Book was developed by Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) as part of its OPERATION BioenergizeME initiative.  It is designed for children as a fun learning tool to inform …

Winning Team Announced for 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot
June 30, 2015 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director Jonathan Male announced the winner and finalists of the 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot in a special webinar awards ceremony on June 3, 2015.

The winning infographic …

Syngenta Working with Iowa FFA Chapters to Support Ethanol
June 18, 2015 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Syngenta)  -FFA members to engage race-goers at the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen – Fundraising initiative will benefit flex fuel infrastructure and local FFA chapters -Funds to be matched by Syngenta

Syngenta and lowa FFA members …

Algae Cultivation, Help From LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology Lab Leads High School Student to Science Award
May 5, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(The Paper)  …  Today, the local growth of two commercially important algae strains, Nannochloropsis occulata and haematococcus pluvialis, is providing one local ninth grader, and the Lone Star College-Montgomery biotechnology lab that assisted him in …

Local Elementary, High School Students Exhibit Algae Projects at Arizona State University
April 27, 2015 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Arizona State University)  Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus hosted the Night of the Open Door on Feb. 20, an occasion to highlight clubs and organizations that dedicate themselves to science. The Arizona Center for Algae …

Join Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center: Energy Institute for Educators
April 9, 2015 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  GLBRC is partnering with the Wisconsin Energy Institute to offer the Energy Institute for Educators, August 10-13. This program provides the opportunity for educators to engage with cutting-edge energy research at …

Join Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center: Bioenergy Institute for Educators
April 9, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

Bioenergy is an exciting area of research and development and can provide excellent opportunities for engaging students. Join us for an intensive 5-day program to learn about the latest developments in bioenergy research and hands-on …

Telling the Biofuels Story to Students: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Teacher Resources
April 9, 2015 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Understanding role of biofuels in meeting our energy needs and mitigating global climate change is a complex task. Telling stories is an effective way to help students make sense of …

American Ethanol Car to Appear at Nebraska State FFA Convention
April 8, 2015 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Ethanol Board)  American Ethanol is proud to announce its partnership with the Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Ethanol Board and ethanol producer Green Plains Inc. to promote homegrown American Ethanol at this week’s Nebraska State …

Telling the Story of Energy Through Online Educational Resources
April 7, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(American Farm Bureau Federation)  The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched new, free energy-based educational resources online for middle- and high-school educators and volunteers.

Educators will discover the power of energy education and the unique …

White House Science Fair Celebrates Student Research
March 30, 2015 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

By Emily Conover (Science Magazine) Sixteen-year-old Sophia Sánchez-Maes is all about algae. The slimy green stuff is an attractive candidate for biofuel production, but Sánchez-Maes wondered why the biofuel startups near her hometown of Las Cruces, …

BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign Starts Soon!
March 26, 2015 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  We invite you to participate in the upcoming bioenergy social media campaign for BETO’s education and workforce initiative, OPERATION BioenergizeME. Between April 13 and 23, high school-aged teams around the country will be …

Coloring and Activity Book
March 26, 2015 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

The Coloring and Activity Book was developed by Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) as part of its OPERATION BioenergizeME initiative.  It is designed for children as a fun learning tool to inform them about bioenergy and …

BioenergizeME Infographic Submission Deadline Approaching
March 4, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The deadline for submissions for the Spring 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge is approaching! Please submit all infographics by March 20 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. The BioenergizeMe Social Media Campaign will …

High School Students from Arizona Charter Academy are Taking Part in Innovative Biodiesel Project
February 11, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(PR Web/Arizona Charter Academy)  The Students are in the Process of Producing an 80-Gallon Batch of Biodiesel Fuel that they will Use Later this Spring to Power a Diesel Bus Purchased by the School

Thanks to …

Bioenergy Education in Progress: Working Towards the Future
January 5, 2015 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by Austine Decker (NEWBio)  In November 2013 , Paul Heasley, an instructor with State College Area High School’s (SCASD) Career and Technical Center in State College, PA, received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for …

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training
December 8, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent …

Students Power Up in Classroom with Biofuels Video Game
November 24, 2014 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Mary Sussman  (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  High school students wrestle with the sustainability challenges of making real-world decisions about biofuel agriculture while playing Fields of Fuel, an educational video game developed by WID …

Cellulose Conversion Lab Featured in The Science Teacher
November 24, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center’s student lab activity, “Converting Cellulosic Biomass to Ethanol (CB2E),” appeared recently in an issue of The Science Teacher, a peer-reviewed practitioners’ journal published by …

Biotech Program Inspires Interest in Science at Splendora ISD
November 19, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Buckner (Cleveland Advocate)  Splendora High School is continuing to stress the importance of career and technical courses by bringing students in on a cutting edge program and innovation in science.

The multifaceted Biotechnology Program, …

Video Contest Looks to ‘Fuel the Future’ of Ethanol, Biodiesel
November 14, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Iowa high school students will once again compete to see who can produce the best video to promote the future of biodiesel, ethanol and E15. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) …

Growth Energy Announces Major Sponsorship of FFA Programs
November 3, 2014 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy is pleased to announce a multi-year commitment and new partnership with the National FFA Organization to build on critical projects that prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders in American agriculture. …

Latest School Fundraiser: Biodiesel
October 31, 2014 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Tired of buying lop-sided candles or ugly wrapping paper just because you want to help your school make a few bucks? Well, maybe you can do like another school in North …

Creative Discovery Museum Launches New Biofuels Website
October 29, 2014 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(Creative Discovery Museum)  Did you know that fuel can be made from things like switchgrass, algae and trees? They’re called biofuels and they are all around us. Creative Discovery Museum has created a new educational …

University of Tennessee Publishes Learning Materials–Biochar Module for Middle and High School Students AND Online Course for Biomass Procurement Specialist-Switchgrass
September 16, 2014 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

The University of Tennessee’s  Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems has published learning materials for students and professionals in their Learning Materials web pages.
Using Biochar as a soil amendmentThe UT conversion team has created an …

OPERATION BioenergizeME Now Online
August 28, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office)  BETO has created a new Web page for OPERATION #BioenergizeME, where students, educators, and anyone interested in the future of the U.S. energy industry can learn more about …

White House Council on Environmental Quality and EPA Honor Student Leaders and Exceptional Teachers with Environmental Education Awards
August 12, 2014 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announced the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) and President’s …

Einstein Fellows Collaborate with DOE on Bioenergy Social Media Challenge
July 31, 2014 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Anne Artz    (Triangle Coalition for STEM Education)  Five Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows (AEF) and a group from the Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) together designed a high school competition …

What’’s So Advanced about Advanced Biofuels? September 3, 2014 Frederick, MD 4:00 for tweens; 6:00 for teens
July 31, 2014 – 3:22 pm | No Comment
What’’s So Advanced about Advanced Biofuels?  September 3, 2014   Frederick, MD  4:00 for tweens; 6:00 for teens

What Are Advanced Biofuels? Why Are They Important? What Are They Used For? How Are They Made? Can We Buy Them NOW? Presented by Joanne M. Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA.

Age Group:   tweens

Event Type:
STEM …

Bioenergy Education Program Comes to SFSC This Fall
July 18, 2014 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(South Florida State College)  Beginning this fall, South Florida State College (SFSC) will offer a Bioenergy Education Program to provide students with a foundation of environmental sciences and renewable energy.

With a rising interest in green …

Students get First-Hand Look at STEM
July 9, 2014 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Ashley A. Smith (News-Press) Groups of high school students walked past cylinders of green liquids and watched scientists experiment on algae.

As each of the Algenol Biofuels scientists explained to the students the process of turning …

Ricoh Awards Prizes for Students’ Sustainable Innovations at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
June 5, 2014 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Ricoh/PR NewsWire)  Winners of the 10th Ricoh Sustainable Development Award prove sustainability and good business are entirely compatible
Derived from plants, biofuel is an environmentally sustainable approach to the world’s energy needs, but its production is …

Students’ Biodiesel Wins Environmental Award
June 2, 2014 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (domesticfuel.com) A project by a group of Tennessee high school students to make and promote biodiesel garnered an environmental award in that state. The Whites Creek High School group is the winner …

Teachers’ Perspective – Green Team Algae Project
May 9, 2014 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Pamela Rockwell* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Sid Harwood and Shannon Helzer both have a military background, both are physics teachers at Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA, and both are committed to the success …

Puckett Attendance Center Will Produce Biodiesel in the Classroom with Renewable Energy Equipment
May 8, 2014 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Puckett Attendance Center has chosen the B-60 Biodiesel processor as their hands-on educational tool to demonstrate to students how to produce renewable energy. “The students will process recycled oil they collect into …

Woodbine Students Learn about Algae Growth at Laboratory
March 25, 2014 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Richard Degener (Press of Atlantic City)  Pond scum could be in the future for eighth-grader Dylan Cruz.

Cruz was one of 17 Woodbine Elementary School students who toured the Garden State bioEnterprises laboratory this week on …

“Local High School’s Award-Winning Algae-to-Biofuel Research” March 25, 2014 Breinigsville, PA
March 19, 2014 – 10:29 am | No Comment
“Local High School’s  Award-Winning Algae-to-Biofuel Research”    March 25, 2014   Breinigsville, PA

Student presentation of Algae Bioreactor Biofuels Research and facility,  Daniel High School “Green Team,” Birdsboro, PA
On Feb 20, 2014 the Green Team at Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA, learned they won first prize for …

Origin Oil Algae Harvester at National Algae Association’s Center for Live Demonstration’s Fridays in March and April 2014 Woodlands, TX
March 3, 2014 – 11:04 am | No Comment
Origin Oil Algae Harvester at National Algae Association’s Center for Live Demonstration’s    Fridays in March and April 2014     Woodlands, TX

(National Algae Association)  NAA announces the Origin Oil Algae Harvester will be demonstrated on Friday’s during the month of March and April for students, algaepreneurs, private industry and equipment lenders interested in learning about commercial …

Willow Power: Hughesville School Harvests 1st Biomass Crop
February 14, 2014 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Samantha Wallace (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)    … The Northeast Woody/Warm Season Bioenergy Consortium, or NEW Bio, a regional network of universities, businesses and governments, dedicated to establishing sustainable biomass energy projects is supervising the project at …

Students See Algae Biomanufacturing In Their Future
January 2, 2014 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

(National Algae Association)  When the National Algae Association opened its test center for algae production technologies and methods to high school and college students, many interesting things started to happen! Students are given the opportunity …

EPA Seeks Environmental Education Grant Applications
December 11, 2013 – 8:03 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting applications for environmental education projects under the agency’s Environmental Education Grant Program. The program works to engage communities across the country through a …

Ohio Soybean Council Launches Education Website to Provide Resources, E-learning Courses and Networking
December 11, 2013 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(Ohio’s Country Journal)  Ohio soybean farmers understand that today’s youth is the future of the soybean industry and all of agriculture. For this reason, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff have launched a …

High School and College Students See Algae Biomanufacturing In Their Future
December 9, 2013 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Barry Cohen (National Algae Association)  When the National Algae Association opened its test center for algae production technologies and methods to high school and college students, many interesting things started to happen! Students are …

Koehlmoos Reaps Awards from Cellulosic Ethanol Research
November 27, 2013 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Jean Caspers-Simmet (AgriNews.com)  Eric Koehlmoos’ research on cellulosic ethanol led to national champion honors at the National FFA Science Fair last month in Louisville.

The 17-year-old junior at South O’Brien High School finished first in …

Go Clean, Go Green, Go Algae
November 26, 2013 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Amelia Fox and Emily Thiel (Daniel Boone Student Reporter/Berks-Mont News)  In this oil-dependent world, a group of students at Daniel Boone High school are looking at alternatives that “Go Clean, Go Green, Go Algae!”

A handpicked group …

Bioenergy Research Tour Rolled 900 Miles through Southeast
October 25, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

(University of Tennessee)  “Green diesel” is on the move, and a recent demonstration tour showed Southeastern audiences just how far the biobased fuel can go.

Coordinated by the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS), …

NAA’s Camp Algae Update
October 24, 2013 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  he National Algae Association (NAA) has released an update on their recently announced incubator program in North Texas. “Camp Algae” is a 17-acre algae farm located 30 miles south of Dallas/Ft. Worth, …

Clean Air & Biodiesel 5th & 6th Grade Lesson & Poster Contest
October 23, 2013 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(American Lung Association of the Midwest)  Did you know that vehicle emissions are the largest source of air pollution in Minnesota? Luckily, cleaner transportation options and use of cleaner fuels like biodiesel helps reduce those …

Minnesota Biodiesel Essay Contest Open to High School Seniors
October 23, 2013 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  October is “Biofuels Month” in Minnesota as proclaimed by Gov. Mark Dayton, and with the state preparing for its move to B10 next year, high school seniors have an opportunity …

Hanes Grows Biofuels: Students Focus on Environmental Sustainability
October 17, 2013 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Center of North Carolina)  Under the direction of the Biofuels Center, Hanes Middle School students in Winston-Salem, N.C., plant Switchgrass seedlings at the school’s newly established biofuels demonstration plot—the first in an urban area …

Pitt County Features Biodiesel 4 Schools Program in New Video
October 17, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

(Pitt County Government)  Since 2012, Pitt County Schools has partnered with Green Circle North Carolina to turn used cooking oil into cash for schools, and that partnership is paying dividends.  This video highlights the Biodiesel …

Catalan Schools Collect Used Oil to Produce Biodiesel
October 4, 2013 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(LaVanguardia.com)  The project was born in the Bages and extends to eight counties more | It aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling

About 25,000 students from schools from nine counties Catalonia , Central …

New Bioprospecting Activity: Students Can Collect and Share Data with GLBRC Scientists
August 29, 2013 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Bioprospecting for Cellulose-Degrading Microbes: Filter Paper Assay Method
Students collect samples that they predict will contain communities of cellulose-degrading microbes and test for the ability of microrganisms in their samples to …

A.I.M. Interview: Sara Volz on to MIT
July 29, 2013 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by David Schwartz  (Algae Industry Magazine)  …The Colorado Springs native got into alternative energy in the seventh grade when she heard some neighbors were making their own biodiesel in their basement, she says. “I thought …

Colorado State University Researchers Explore Creating Biofuels through Photosynthesis
July 23, 2013 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Colorado State University)  An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University researchers has received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to research new routes to the sustainable production of biofuels using photosynthetic bacteria.

“The purpose of …

Plenty of Sunshine and Creativity at 25th Annual Supermileage Challenge
May 28, 2013 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Cornerstone)  …Nearly 500 students from 50 schools built more than 80 cars and competed in the 25thannual Supermileage Challenge, which has long been sponsored in part by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Supermileage Challenge is …

Student Finds Better Ethanol Option
May 8, 2013 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Fritz Bush (The Journal)  A Sibley East High School sophomore earned a spot at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ESEF) in Phoenix next month for his research on the use of anaerobic …

Schools Reaping Rewards of Restaurant Leftovers
May 6, 2013 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Erica Anderson (WNCT.com)  A local school district is reaping the benefits of restaurant leftovers.   At the start of the academic year, Pitt County Schools partnered with Green Circle N.C. to turn used cooking oil …

Utah’s Young Biodiesel Phenom
May 3, 2013 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Introducing Zerina Ocanovic, an amazingly bright student who exemplifies the youthful passion and ingenuity of the biodiesel industry’s future

To those who have lost hope in the future of American youth …

Recipe for Low-Cost, Biomass-Derived Catalyst for Hydrogen Production
April 29, 2013 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Brookhaven National Laboratory)  Promising results are a step toward a range of renewable energy strategies fueled by Nature

In a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Energy & Environmental Science (now available online), …

BSCS Seeks Teacher-Collaborators for Research Project Funded by the National Science Foundation DEADLINE March 31, 2013
March 25, 2013 – 9:28 pm | No Comment

(Biological Sciences Curriculum Study)  Teacher-collaborators will field test a 3-credit, online, graduate-level course designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and practice related to energy concepts. The course is titled Energy: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Teachers (EMAT). Teacher-collaborators and …

The Bioenergy Farm Game
March 25, 2013 – 9:22 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center)  In this board game, players take on the role of bioenergy crop farmers trying to earn a living while being good environmental stewards. In the process, players explore the economic …

Bioenergy Institute for Educators Now Accepting Applications for 2013! DEADLINE March 31, 2013
March 25, 2013 – 9:07 pm | No Comment

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Institute dates: June 24-29, 2013    Application dealdine: March 31, 2013,

In this one-week summer program, teams of educators core areas of GLBRC research, get hands-on experience with our education materials, and …