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Green Careers for a Changing Climate

(Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy)  Preview a clip from Green Careers for a Changing Climate, a new documentary from Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy that introduces students to Green STEM Careers as a solution to climate change. Funding for this project was provided by: General Mills, Target, Xcel Energy Foundation,

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

#TeachClimate Network and BookClub

(Climate Generation)  Do you know an educator who is looking for new ways to bring climate change into their classroom? Let them know about our #TeachClimate Network and Book Club. We meet online monthly to discuss our “best pick” climate change reads and any questions that educators bring. New this year, we’re

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy, NAAE Partner to Celebrate Ag, Biofuels Education

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sept. 20 is National Teach Ag Day, and Growth Energy is excited to partner with the National Association of Agriculture Educators to show our appreciation for all the ag teachers across the nation. This day is all about recognizing the importance of ag teachers in our schools and communities and

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Education Program Tweets Video on University of Idaho Biodiesel Firsts

(University of Idaho National Biodiesel Education Program)  The goals of the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program as originally established in Sec. 9004 of the Farm Security Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8104) were to stimulate biodiesel consumption and to stimulate the development of a biodiesel infrastructure. The information and outreach activities

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Farm Camp Minnesota Tours Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty children from Farm Camp Minnesota visited the Guardian Energy ethanol plant in Janesville yesterday to learn about renewable energy production. Farm Camp Minnesota is an annual one day event held in three different areas of the state that offers children in grades three to six a fun

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article
    Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course   —   October 24-25, 2018   —   University Park, PA

Biochar and Torrefied Biomass Short Course — October 24-25, 2018 — University Park, PA

Organized by: Penn State Extension and the Penn State Biomass Energy Center, with generous support from the Northeast Sun Grant program. About the Event Biochar and torrefied biomass represent two dramatic oportunities for energy and product development in the emerging bio-economy.  However, the principles, processes, performance, and markets for these

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

The Horticulture Industry’s Age Problem Is Bigger than You Think

by Adrian Higgins (Washington Post) … And to state something so apparent it seems forgotten: Everyone needs plants. Plants feed us, oxygenate us, heal us, shade us and clothe us. Plants are the stuff of legal booze and illicit drugs, and, perhaps more obviously, they simply delight us. Despite this

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

New Mexico Natural History Museum Launches Online Game to Grow Algae for Biodiesel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In New Mexico, the state’s Museum of Natural History and Science has launched an online exhibition called Bio-AI that allows users to grow an algae crop—or fail and lose the crop—using an online game “Growing Green Goop” as a way to increase awareness about algae R&D in

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

IRFA Launches Online Resource for Those Seeking Biodiesel Experts

(The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced the launch of a resource designed to make finding Iowa’s biodiesel experts easier than a Google search. The Iowa Biodiesel Speakers Bureau is now live on the IRFA website. It is a collection of biodiesel experts from across the

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

National FFA Organization and Microsoft Announce Initiative to Bring Transformational Innovation to over 650,000 Students Bationwide

(Microsoft)  The National FFA Organization and Microsoft Corp., on Thursday announced their collaboration to bring innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship to the classrooms of the more than 650,000 FFA student members nationwide through an initiative known as Blue 365. FFA members are the future of the food industry, which is

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Teachers Learn about Renewable Energy Production

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Teachers from a Minnesota Department of Agriculture program that toured Guardian Energy today are looking at incorporating renewable energy production into their respective curricula. Twenty-one teachers from the department’s Minnesota Agriculture In The Classroom program took part in a 75-minute tour of Guardian Energy to get an overview

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Interactive Fuel Ethanol Plant

(Thermal Kinetics)  At Thermal Kinetics, we’re committed to providing the best overall engineering support and solutions for the Fuel Ethanol Industry. A great deal of work goes into the conception, design, sourcing, and construction of a fuel ethanol plant and Thermal Kinetics is here to help. Below is an interactive model

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

How to Win the Public Policy Debate, and the Annual Government Agency Funding Battles for the Bioeconomy

by Craig (CJ) Evans (American Diversified Energy Consulting Services/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  More than almost any other industry, financing for the bioeconomy is heavily influenced by and, in many cases, reliant on favorable public policies. Everyone involved in the bioeconomy – companies, entrepreneurs, visionaries, vendors, employees, and local communities – should be aware

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition

(iGEM Foundation)  A pioneer in engineering biology.  —  The iGEM Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. This is done by fostering an open, cooperative community and friendly competition. iGEM’s main program is

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Chemistry Brings Its Virtues to the Classroom

by Paul D. Thornton (Chemical Institute of Canada)  … More significantly, these real-world problems of toxicity, safety, and sustainability call for a multi-disciplinary approach and familiarity with many branches of chemistry. By educating students in green chemistry, they will have a guide to make connections between disparate fields of chemistry and

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Scholarship Program Announces 2018 Winners

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol congratulates the 2018 scholarship recipients Keithen Drury, Brett Galles, and Emma Baker. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship through ACE’s scholarship program to help further their collegiate education. … Keithen Drury from Blue Hill, Nebraska, is pursuing a degree in Mechanical

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Supporting the Algae Foundation Now Easier Than Ever With New AmazonSmile Link

(Algae Biomass Organization)  … The Algae Academy provided 48 Algae STEM Kits to middle school classes in California, Michigan, and Ohio last year.  In 2018, our goal is to provide 150 kits to middle and high school classrooms nationwide.  Each kit serves up to 150 students and is provided completely free

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Growing Leaders for the Emerging Bioeconomy: A Personal Experience with CABLE

by Leyla Battista* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership and Education (CABLE) grant was established by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prepare the next generation of leaders and integrate them into the emerging bioeconomy. The grant was split between nineteen partnering universities across the country.

May 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article
  Online Discussion: Partnerships, Innovations and Financing for Youth in Climate-Smart Agriculture   —   April 23-May 21   —   Online

Online Discussion: Partnerships, Innovations and Financing for Youth in Climate-Smart Agriculture — April 23-May 21 — Online

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) are organizing an online discussion on partnerships, innovations and financing opportunities available for young people in Africa to adopt CSA. The discussion will also highlight the role of mentorship, training

May 18, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Formed

(Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network)  The Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network is a group of volunteers (based in in the African continent and , also Asia, USA and Europe)- linked across the world via an online platform to share findings and seek advice for their practical projects – that have a

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

POET Ethanol Plant Plans Monarch Project

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  POET Biorefining is establishing a Monarch Fueling Station at its plant near Coon Rapids, Iowa. The Monarch Fueling Station Project was established by Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) in partnership with the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium in December 2017. The monarch habitat will span half an acre and seeding is expected

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

National Council for Science and the Environment EnvironMentors Program

(National Council for Science and the Environment) The NCSE EnvironMentors Program provides mentoring, college preparation, and additional opportunities to high school students underrepresented in STEM fields. EnvironMentors is NCSE’s youth mentoring and college preparation program for underrepresented high school students across the country. With the guidance of individual mentors, EnvironMentors students

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Perennial Bioenergy Crops Help Sequester Carbon?

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  In an article published last summer in Science, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) reported on ten years of work assessing the potential climate benefit of producing dedicated bioenergy crops such as switchgrass, poplar, or restored prairie. The mood? Cautiously optimistic. “The

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Chemistry in the Curriculum: A Supplement to the ACS Guidelines

by Jennifer MacKellar (ACS Green Chemistry Institute/Chemistry Community Online)  Over the years, there have been many efforts to provide green chemistry resources and support for chemistry educators. We are pleased to announce another outstanding resource developed through a collaborative effort of chemistry educators: a green chemistry supplement to the ACS Guidelines for Bachelor’s

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Siouxland Ethanol Educates Tomorrow’s Drivers

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Pam Miller, Board Chair and Director of Industry and Investor Relations for Siouxland Ethanol in Nebraska, recently visited a local fifth-grade classroom to educate the next generation of drivers about ethanol. Using the Renewable Fuels Association’s “Ethanol in the Classroom” curriculum as a guide, Miller says the students at Harney Elementary

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Feedback: A Global Network of Scientists Fact-Checking Climate Change News

(Climate Feedback)  Climate Feedback is a worldwide network of scientists who collectively assess the credibility of influential climate change media coverage.  Our first mission is to help Internet users—from the general public to influential decision-makers—distinguish inaccurate climate change narratives from scientifically sound and trustworthy information in the media. We also provide feedback to

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Teach Climate Scholarship Application for Summer Institute for Climate Change Education June 26-28, 2018 St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN

(Climate Generation) We are excited to be able to offer scholarships for teachers to attend a professional development opportunity. These scholarships are made possible through the Teach Climate Teachers Scholarship Movement. Priority is given to demonstrated need and first time attendees. Applying for the scholarship does not guarantee acceptance. Join a network of

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Mailings to Teachers Highlight a Political Fight Over Climate Change in the Classroom

by Katie Worth (Frontline/The Groundtruth Project)  Last spring, science teachers across the nation began receiving unsolicited packages containing classroom materials from a libertarian group that rejects the scientific consensus on climate change. This spring, some of the same teachers are opening packages containing very different materials: A book written by

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Medford High School Students Tour Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-seven students from Medford High School visited Guardian Energy in Janesville yesterday to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy.  The students were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at the plant, which produces 130 million gallons of ethanol a year. “We appreciate the

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on RFA Educational Efforts — 2nd Year of Crappie Masters and New Ethanol in the Classroom

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.org)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is targeting boaters and future drivers in educational efforts for 2018 with the renewal of its co-title sponsorship of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail, and the launch of an on-line Ethanol in the Classroom program.  In this edition of The Ethanol Report

January 30, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Develops ‘Ethanol in the Classroom’ Program

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association has developed a new on-line educational program designed to help tomorrow’s consumers get to know ethanol. The new “Ethanol in the Classroom” course provides a fun and interactive way for students to learn about the renewable fuel. The e-Learning program is broken down

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Eye on Biodiesel Initiative Award

by Cindy Zimmerman (BiodieselConference.org)  This year’s Eye on Biodiesel Initiative award was presented to HERO BX founder Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III. With a vision to help revitalize Erie, Pennsylvania with a return to a booming manufacturing sector, Black founded Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX in 2005. He envisioned a

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

(U.S. Department of Education)  The aim of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) is to inspire schools, districts and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to strive for 21st century excellence by highlighting promising practices and resources that all can employ. To that end, the award recognizes schools, districts,

January 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

#TeachClimate Network

The goals of this network are to bring together educators to: have an opportunity for informal discussions about challenges and successes to implementing climate change education discuss the use of climate fiction, “cli-fi” as a vehicle for understanding climate change scenarios and probabilities and connecting to climate science have fun

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article
  Summer Institute for Climate Change Education   —   June 26-28, 2018    —    Collegeville, MN

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education — June 26-28, 2018 — Collegeville, MN

Join a network of teachers from across the country dedicated to bringing science, critical thinking, and problem solving about climate change into the classroom!   PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO: Hear from experts and scientists on their research on climate science and climate change solutions Dive deep into our Next

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae Foundation Gears up Coursework

by Mark R. Edwards (Algae Industry Magazine)  t the recent Algae Biomass Summit in Salt Lake City Algae Foundation President Ira Levine shared this year’s advancements in algal-based education for K-14 and beyond. The past year has been an eventful year for the Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC), which is chartered to design,

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article
  Summer Institute for Climate Change Education   —   June 26-28, 2018   —   Collegeville, MN

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education — June 26-28, 2018 — Collegeville, MN

Join a network of teachers from across the country dedicated to bringing science, critical thinking, and problem solving about climate change into the classroom! PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO: Hear from experts and scientists on their research on climate science and climate change solutions Engage with hands-on activities that

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Heartland Corn Products Host Sibley East High School

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-nine students from Sibley East High School in Arlington toured Winthrop’s Heartland Corn Products on Nov 14 to gain a better appreciation and understanding on local renewable fuel production. The high school students, from grades 9 to 12, learned about incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage,

November 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article
  Talk Climate Institute   —   March 12-13, 2018   —   St. Paul, MN

Talk Climate Institute — March 12-13, 2018 — St. Paul, MN

Join Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy for this two day intensive workshop designed to empower people to talk about climate change. Understand the powerful factors that shape opinions, and gain the practical skills needed to influence behavior and inspire commitments to solutions. The reality of climate change is daunting,

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

LBDS Publishes Sixth Edition of Its Alcohol Textbook

(Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits is pleased to announce the publication of the 6th edition of the Alcohol Textbook. The Ethanol Technology Institute (LBDS’s educational arm) is proud to be a part of the production of the Alcohol School’s crowning achievement, the prestigious

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Explaining the value for high school students of a visit to a working biorefinery, Morris Area High School teacher Dylan Viss said, “Allowing my students to go on this tour enabled them to see and experience real-life, practical applications of the science and chemical processes highlighted in

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Morris Area High School Toured the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC)

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-five students from Morris Area High School toured the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant today to get a better understanding of homegrown renewable fuel production. The students, from grades nine to 12, toured the various stages and processes of ethanol production at CVEC, which produces 50 million

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Cancelled for 2017-2018 School Year; Replaced by “Invite a Bioenergy Expert” Webinar Series

(U.S. Department of Energy)  … The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has experienced an overwhelming response to the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge. It has been exciting to see the topics that students have addressed and the creativity teams have shown in communicating and sharing their ideas with their social networks. We extend

October 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

RTR High School Tours ADM Corn Processing

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   Twelve students from Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (RTR) High School visited the ADM Corn Processing ethanol plant on Sept 29 to learn about renewable energy production. The students, comprising of 10th to 12th graders, toured the various production process areas at ADM Corn Processing, which included ethanol production, the facility’s fructose

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

C3E STEM Teadchers’ Workshop Applications Open DEADLINE: November 1, 2017

Do you know a female Middle or High School STEM teacher in the Boston area? The U.S. Department of Energy would like to welcome teachers to apply to participate in the second annual C3E science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers’ workshop on November 17 at the Museum of Science.   This

October 23, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Tantrum That Saved The World: Carbon Neutral Kids’ Book–Kickstart Campaign

(World Saving Books)  Written in entertaining language kids can understand, this book explains climate change to kids and empowers them to act. … We looked for a kids’ book to help us discuss the issue of climate change and discovered… there wasn’t one. We realized we’d have to make one ourselves.  So we

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Highwater Ethanol Hosts Wabasso High School

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Sixteen students from Wabasso High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to learn more about home-grown renewable energy production. During the tour, the students learned about the various processes in ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol, which produces 59.5 million gallons a year. “We regularly host high school students at

October 16, 2017 Read Full Article

RTR High School Tours ADM Corn Processing

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twelve students from Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (RTR) High School visited the ADM Corn Processing ethanol plant on Sept 29 to learn about renewable energy production. The students, comprising of 10th to 12th graders, toured the various production process areas at ADM Corn Processing, which included ethanol production, the facility’s fructose

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Red Rock Central High School Visits Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Eleven students from Red Rock Central High School traveled across town on Sept 15 to visit Highwater Ethanol to learn about renewable energy production.  The students, from grades 9 to 12, toured Highwater Ethanol’s administrative office, water treatment process, incoming grain grading and handling, ethanol loadout, ethanol

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

The ‘Cool’ Fuel

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Multiple trade groups and ethanol companies offer internships, contests and events to get young people interested in biofuels. The next generation is drawn to ethanol’s environmental and economic benefits.  —  … The recent addition of a young millenial to NCERC’s staff at Southern Illinois University

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Korean Students Learn to Make Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  Fourth graders in Seoul, South Korea, have been learning how to make biodiesel at a bio-energy farm run by the Gangdong-gu office in Eastern Seoul, according to the Korea Times. The workshop on renewable energy saw students from Seoul Hansan Elementary School taking turns to stir canola oil mixed

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Ohio State Leads Effort to Prep Students for Biobased Careers

by Tracy Turner (Ohio State University)  Students at The Ohio State University and Central State University, a historically black university in Wilberforce, will soon benefit from a $2.8 million grant designed to develop leaders for the bioeconomy industry in Ohio and nationwide. Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces $21.1 Million to Grow the Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced six grants totaling nearly $21.1 million to support the development of new jet fuel, biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI),

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UniFiji, FSC Discuss Bioethanol Production

by Repeka Nasiko (Fiji Times Online)  University of Fiji is in discussion with the Fiji Sugar Corporation on possible research collaboration of bioethanol production. The research work by the university could become a part of a Master’s in Renewable Energy Management (MREM) program which began in February this year.  According to

September 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Foundation Publishes Coloring Activity Book, “Fuel Your Future”

(Renewable Fuels Foundation)  Get your crayons out! Teach your children or students about the benefits of Ethanol through the RFA’s first ever coloring and activity book! “Fuel Your Future” was designed for the next generation of budding scientists. The coloring book is filled with fun facts about how renewable energy can

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Small Scale, Self-Contained–Key Concepts at EnergyPath 2017

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “The goal of EnergyPath is to increase in knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow.”  Every region, if not every state, should follow Pennsylvania’s Sustainable Energy Fund’s lead on this event attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article
  Discovering Farmland: Teacher Awareness Immersion Program   —   August 31, 2017   —   Sacramento, CA

Discovering Farmland: Teacher Awareness Immersion Program — August 31, 2017 — Sacramento, CA

Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming Teacher Awareness Immersion Program. Details: We will select 20 teachers in the Sacramento area to embark on a farm tour and tour of an agricultural

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article
  Teacher Awareness Immersion Program   —   August 29, 2017   —   Minneapolis/Bloomington, MN

Teacher Awareness Immersion Program — August 29, 2017 — Minneapolis/Bloomington, MN

Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming Teacher Awareness Immersion Program. Details: We will select 20 teachers in the Minneapolis/Bloomington area to embark on a farm tour and tour of an agricultural

July 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Teachers Offered a Day on the Farm

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) has partnered with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to start a program to help urban teachers learn more about agriculture so they can teach it to their students. To kick it off, educators in Minneapolis and Sacramento are invited to take

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education Wraps Up

(Climate Generation)  Last week, we wrapped up our 12th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment! Over 50 educators from more than 10 states joined us for four impactful days of climate change education, supported by the generous contributions of our sponsors

July 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Become a Science Coach to Help Advance Science Education in the US DEADLINE: August 15, 2017

(American Chemical Society)  Are you looking to volunteer with a chemistry teacher in the classroom or behind the scenes this school year? Apply to be a Science Coach today! You’ll have the opportunity to form a valuable relationship with a K-12 teacher and help enhance the science skills in students.

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article
  18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment   —   January 23-25, 2018   —   Arlington, VA

18th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment — January 23-25, 2018 — Arlington, VA

The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World  —  The 2018 NCSE National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment: The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure will explore how systems thinking and a sustainability framework can serve society through investment in

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article
  3rd National Energy Education Summit   —   January 22, 2018   —   Washington, DC

3rd National Energy Education Summit — January 22, 2018 — Washington, DC

The purpose of the Summit is to engage energy educators in all sectors, including K-12, higher education and public education in sharing best practices and developing partnerships, in order to expand the impact and effectiveness of energy education. The Summit will cover what we teach in energy education, how we teach it, how we

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

New London-Spicer High School Visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirteen students from New London-Spicer High School visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson yesterday to learn about ethanol production. “We were pleased to welcome New London-Spicer High School to our facility to learn about Minnesota-produced renewable energy. Tours like this are an opportunity for students

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

360º NREL Algae Lab Tour

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Explore the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s algae lab as researcher Nick Sweeney takes you on a 360-degree tour of the algal biofuels research facility. Discover how NREL is growing algae to learn how it can be used as a renewable source of food, fuels, and other products.

June 12, 2017 Read Full Article
  Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators Annual Conference: Climate Change and Agriculture   —   June 25-29, 2017   —   Appleton, WI

Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators Annual Conference: Climate Change and Agriculture — June 25-29, 2017 — Appleton, WI

WAAE (Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators) is a professional organization made up of middle school, high school and post-secondary agriculture teachers. WAAE isdedicated to agricultural educators in developing knowledge and sharpening skills about the ever-evolving agricultural industry. Join Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the 2017 WAAE annual conference as

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Pools and Fluxes: Modeling the Carbon Cycle

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  We see that most students are not able to explain how biofuels vs fossil fuels influence atmospheric CO2, but these modeling activities can help build the systems thinking skills to do this.  This activity helps students visualize and model a commonly published diagram of global

June 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

CLEAN Collection Now Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards

(Climate Generation)  There are multiple ways you can search this robust collection of classroom resources using NGSS: NGSS browse – a user-friendly search portal into the collection NGSS at a Glance – overview of all NGSS standards that are relevant to climate and energy with clickable resource links Use the

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UW–Madison Partners with Bonduel School District on Innovative Science Education

by Leslie Shown (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  If science classes at Bonduel Middle School had a rallying cry it would be, “Don’t expect to find the answers in the book!” And Lisa Sorlie, enthusiastic advocate of innovative classroom science, would definitely be holding the megaphone. “Too often, classroom science has

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Scholarships Available for Summer Institute for Climate Change Education — June 26-28, 2017 — St. Paul, MN

We are excited to be able to offer scholarships to attend Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy’s Summer Institute for Climate Change Education in St. Paul, Minnesota, June 26-29, 2017. We are able to offer this scholarship due to the generosity of a group of concerned donors that want to

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article
  Wisconsin Energy Institute’s (WEI) Energy Institute for Educators   —   July 19-21, 2017   —   Madison, WI

Wisconsin Energy Institute’s (WEI) Energy Institute for Educators — July 19-21, 2017 — Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Energy Institute’s (WEI) Energy Institute for Educators provides the opportunity for educators to engage with cutting-edge energy research at UW–Madison, and gain practical tools and materials for teaching students fundamentals of energy and sustainable energy systems. The theme for the institute is “Energy, sustainability and climate change: Bridging

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Science Coaches: The Application for the 2017-18 School Year Is Now Open

(American Chemical Society)  Science Coaches is a joint American Chemical Society (ACS) and American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) educational outreach initiative dedicated to enhancing science skills in students across the United States. The program pairs chemists (coaches) with AACT teacher members in elementary, middle, and high schools. Coaches accepted

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winner Is… “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae”!

(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 by two students from Normal Community West High School in Normal, Illinois. BETO is excited

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and ABA Books Release New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation

(Bergeson & Campbell)  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation, released today by the American Bar Association (ABA).  This new book is a comprehensive guide to the substantial revisions to the Toxic

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

STEM In Schools Reach New Level with DNA Sequencing Brought to 7th Graders

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 a curriculum expert to ensure teachers don’t need to be a genetics expert to help

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

NREL Research Takes Off For International Space Station

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 High School to the orbiting station disintegrated 139 seconds into its flight. That could

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article
  Summer Institute for Climate Change Education   —    June 26-28, 2017   —    St. Paul, MN

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education — June 26-28, 2017 — St. Paul, MN

Participants will have the opportunity to: Hear from leading experts from the University of Minnesota on their research and experience on climate science and climate change solutions Engage with hands on activities that help bring climate change concepts into the classroom Learn about how Climate Generation curriculum supports language arts,

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

For Ten Years Climate Generation Has Been Building the Climate Literacy and Confidence of Educators through Professional Development Opportunities.

(Climate Generation) Build your comfort, confidence and competence to bring climate change into your educational setting with our virtual and in-person training opportunities! For ten years Climate Generation has been building the climate literacy and confidence of educators through professional development opportunities. We believe that educators are critical messengers of

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Climate Generation Offers a Suite of Grades 3-12 Curriculum Resources in the form of Curriculum Guides, as Well as Online Modules that Can Be Downloaded for Free.

(Climate Generation)  Aligned with Minnesota state science, social studies and language arts standards, the Next Generation Science Standards and the climate and energy literacy principles, the curricula has been reviewed by scientists, professional educators, and organizations.   All curriculum guides encourage in-depth learning, are interdisciplinary and science based and have online

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Publishes Educational Resources: Bioenergy in the Classroom including Coloring Book

(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, grade level, and energy literacy principle. Coloring and Activity Book The Coloring

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Blue Sky Science: Could the Biofuel Cycle Be Made More Efficient?

(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 or forest. All of the biomass represented in those plants essentially comes through photosynthesis.

April 11, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Textbook: Biofuels and Bioenergy

edited by John Love and John A.  Bryant (Wiley-Blackwell)  With increased public and scientific attention driven by factors such as oil price spikes, the need for increased energy security, and concerns over greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, the production of fuels by biological systems is becoming increasingly important as

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article
  International Intensive Biogas Training   —   June 20-22, 2017   —   Dundee, Scotland

International Intensive Biogas Training — June 20-22, 2017 — Dundee, Scotland

For the second time the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas) are delighted to welcome you for a 3-day long (June 19-21, 2017) in-depth Biogas Operators & Planners Course at the Abertay University in Dundee. The course will be delivered

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article
  International Biogas Study Tour in Germany   —   May 2-5, 2017   —   Stuttgart, Germany

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany — May 2-5, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany with focus on various AD-plant concepts —  IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas offers a 4-day study tour starting in Stuttgart and ending in Stuttgart. This tour will lead you to several plant operators and biogas companies in Germany. Registration is now possible. Improved concept – in

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  International Biogas Operating and Engineering Course —   April 24-28, 2017   —  Stuttgart, Germany

International Biogas Operating and Engineering Course — April 24-28, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany

This 5-day intensive biogas training is designed to provide plant operators, decision makers and investors with profound specific operating and engineering knowledge. The anaerobic digestion course is conducted in English. The registration brochure is now available. Improved concept – in this year’s course we will focus on our most practical

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy Institute for Educators (BIE)   —   June 26-30, 2017   —   Madison, WI   DEADLINE:  May 1, 2017

Bioenergy Institute for Educators (BIE) — June 26-30, 2017 — Madison, WI DEADLINE: May 1, 2017

(Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  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 materials to use with students. Participating educators explore core areas

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Gets Graphic with New Illustrated Guide to the Subject

(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 between artists and researchers working at the cutting-edge of bioenergy, the graphic novel aims

March 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Education: NEWBio Teacher Training Workshop DEADLINE:

(NEWBio)  Spend a week (July 10-14, 2017) at University Park (Penn State) learning about current bioenergy research from nationally recognized faculty.  Renewable Energy alternatives are vital for the health of our planet, and the NEWBio Project, funded by the USDA, is helping us learn more about how to best realize

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Heard in the Hallway at ABLC–Science from Scientists, a Teacher Resource

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 Scientists, an educational nonprofit that puts scientists into classrooms in a structured program. A critical

March 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels, Volume One: Biofeedstocks and Their Processing

(Scrivener Publishing)  The most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of all the possible aspects for biofeedstock processing and the production of energy from biofeedstocks. Audience Chemical engineers, petroleum engineers, process engineers, students in chemical engineering, biotechnology, petroleum engineering, agricultural biotechnology, applied microbiology, environmental biotechnology, and other areas. Description Biofuels production is

February 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Display and Children’s Carbon Cycle Handout Big Hits at Keystone Farm Show

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 at the Keystone Farm Show, “The Farm Show for Farmers,” in York, Pennsylvania from January

January 16, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Youth Explore Biofuel as Renewable Energy

(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 organic materials can be converted to fuel. Cellulose and sugars in plants when combined with

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Car Clinic’s Bobby Likis Talks #Ethanol & Mechanics

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  As more and more consumers choose ethanol at the pump, Bobby Likis, host of Bobby Likis Car Clinic, says there is a continued need to educate mechanics about ethanol. Likis is a 45-year auto veteran who in his shop has worked on more than 200,000 cars

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Leon Walls Takes GLBRC on Mission to Transform Science Education

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 change the way we teach science, both by studying the experiences of young science students

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Classroom Activity–Data Dive: Farming for Beetles, Bees and Biomass

(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 of bioenergy crops? In this “data dive” students analyze data on the biodiversity of plants

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Research Brief: Students’ Understanding of the Carbon Cycle and Global Climate Change

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 understand about this complex issue and its relationship to the combustion of fossil fuels? We

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Classroom Activity: Analyzing Fuel Carbon Footprints: Gasoline, Ethanol, and Electricity

(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 – electricity and biofuels like ethanol. In this data dive, students interpret and analyze data

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Sleepy Eye High School Toured Highwater Ethanol

(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 production at Highwater Ethanol, which delivered 59.42 million gallons of ethanol in 2015. “The

November 9, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Awards $10.8M for National Environmental Education Training Program

(Environmental Protection Agency)  More than 4,400 environmental educators will gain training and leadership opportunities in 2017 through a new cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). EPA is funding up to $10.8 million over five years through the agency’s

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

BioenergizeME 2017 Infographic Challenge Kicks Off DEADLINE: February 3, 2017

(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 knowledge through infographics. Registration opens Sept. 30, 2016, and continues through Feb. 3, 2017. Read

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Energypath 2016: This Is What I Am Talking about! Penn State University Delivered a Complete Multifaceted Week about Renewable Energy and Biofuels

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 example of how to bring them closer together, demonstrated by the Sustainable Energy Fund organizing,

September 13, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Carbon 101 and Biofuels

by Don Scott (National Biodiesel Board)  … Everyone knows that trees (and other plant life) absorb carbon from the atmosphere. It’s important to remember that plants also return their carbon to the atmosphere when they die and decompose. If a forest burns; or if a plant is eaten by an animal;

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article
  Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference & Expo   —   October 9-12, 2016   —   Baltimore, MD

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference & Expo — October 9-12, 2016 — Baltimore, MD

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is a membership association of colleges & universities, businesses and nonprofits who are working together to lead the sustainability transformation. AASHE’s educational program covers the higher education sustainability community’s most relevant and timely topics – providing leadership and change agency

August 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Green Genome Awards DEADLINE: September 9, 2016

(SEED Center)As part of a national effort to support sustainability practices, programs and training at the nation’s more than 1,100 community colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) awards cash prizes to exemplary community colleges for their sustainability education initiatives through their SEED Center initiative. The Green Genome Awards are based on

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article
  Designing Sustainable, Working Landscapes with Perennial Crops for Bioenergy and Ecosystem Services New Short Course!  —   NEW DATE:  April 5-6, 2017   —   State College, PA

Designing Sustainable, Working Landscapes with Perennial Crops for Bioenergy and Ecosystem Services New Short Course! — NEW DATE: April 5-6, 2017 — State College, PA

Save New Date  READ MORE This short course has been rescheduled for April 5-6, 2017. Offered by Penn State Extension in partnership with Penn State Biomass Energy Center and the NEWBio bioenergy consortium, Designing Sustainable, Working Landscapes with Perennial Crops for Bioenergy & Ecosystem Services will provide an in-depth look at

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry

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. Established in 2009 through the Ciba Green Chemistry Student Endowment, this award is intended to

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Collegiate Biobased Network

(Soybiobased.org)  Collegiate Biobased Network, a no-cost professional development organization.  See what schools and universities are doing with biobased. The CBN’s mission is to inform college and university students about opportunities with biobased products and to connect students with biobased industry leaders and fellow interested students. CBN is supported by the

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Local College Instructor Attends ‘Summer School’ about Chemistry of Biodiesel

(The Daily Independent)  … After diesel students complete the online biodiesel course sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Board, instructors  and students often want to know: “What can I learn about soy biodiesel next?” After being asked that question several times, biodiesel education coordinator Les Pike, a retired diesel instructor, put forth a

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Arkansas State University Biodiesel Lab Helps Power, Feed University Farm

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 since 1993,” says the associate professor of agricultural education at Arkansas State University in

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE: 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Winners Crowned

(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 Ethanol: Fueling the Future,” was developed by students from Smithtown High School East in St.

June 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and biofuels originate from biomass.  The major difference between them is that fossil fuels are sequestered

June 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You Biofuel Educators!

(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 more about this vital Minnesota-grown industry and the important future it holds for rural America.

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol And Octane For Beginners

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Ethanol is often talked about as a high-octane fuel. But not everyone has a clear understanding of octane and how it affects the performance of their cars. So let’s start right at the beginning : what is octane? The official definition of octane is: the measure of

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Royal Society Calls for Review of European GM Ban

by Pallab Ghosh (BBC)  The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society says.  —  Prof Venki Ramakrishnan said the science of genetic modification had been misunderstood by the public and it was time to set the record straight. He

May 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

CAB-Comm Final Report Documents Accomplishments from Six Years of Algal Research

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Consortium for Algal Biofuel Commercialization (CAB-Comm), led by the University of California, San Diego, has just released its final report, detailing the many accomplishments and impactful contributions achieved in its six years of operation. CAB-Comm was established in 2010 through a competitive award from the

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Institute for Educators Adds Spark to Wisconsin Teacher’s Classroom

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 middle school students exploring energy and environmental science. Andresen, an educator for more than 10

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Bobby Likis Addresses Ethanol Myths

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  This past weekend Bobby Likis debuted a video that tackles ethanol myths including those around the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Likis is a 20 plus year automotive expert, engine builder and repair shop owner among other qualifications. One of his platforms for education is his national

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

The Future of Bioenergy Is in This Book-less Library

by  Cory Hatch (Renewable Energy World)  The Bioenergy Feedstock Library contains no books. What it does contain is information about biomass — organic material such as corn stover, switchgrass, wood chips and wheat straw. Nearly 50,000 biomass database entries and more than 35,000 physical samples reside in a repository located

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Sugarcane-Based Biofuels and Bioproducts

by Ian O’Hara, Sagadevan Mundree (Wiley)  Sugarcane has garnered much interest for its potential as a viable renewable energy crop. While the use of sugar juice for ethanol production has been in practice for years, a new focus on using the fibrous co-product known as bagasse for producing renewable fuels

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article
  National Energy Education Summit  —  June 7, 2016   —  Washington, DC

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 and serve the needs of diverse populations of students and citizens. The Summit will cover

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

BETO Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Bioenergy with 4-H Youth Leaders from Across the Nation

(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 was part of the larger National 4-H Conference, addressed the role of bioenergy in a

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

March Madness Webinar Series: In Review, the 600+ slides, the BioChannel.TV Replay Schedule

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …We’ll have more webinars over the coming weeks as we turn our attention to new pressing topics — but first of all, thank you to the 1300+ season pass holders who joined us these past four weeks of near-daily webinar’ing, and to our experts who

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

The BioenergizeME Social Media Campaign Begins Today!

(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 today through April 22, and be sure to share your favorites with your social media networks.

April 11, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Butterfield-Odin Students Visit Heron Lake Bioenergy

(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 on the various processes of ethanol production at Heron Lake Bionergy, which produces 61

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Vermont Announces Online Bioenergy Professional Certificate Program Summer Session — June 15-August 3, 2016

(University of Vermont)  A new era of clean BioEnergy solutions is beginning to emerge now. Clean sustainable Bioenergy such as Bio-Electricity and Biogas production from Dairy manure and Food Waste streams is becoming a well-known phenomenon. Pellets made from wood or grass biomass are commercially available at stores for heating

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Central High School Visits Heartland Corn Products / Sibley East High School Visits Heartland Corn Products

(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, from Central High School, toured the various processes of ethanol production at the 108-million-gallon-a-year

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodico Trains Future Bioenergy Leaders To Excel in Green Economy, Drive Local Job Growth

(Biodico/BusinessWire)  Program Part of Commitment to Spur Job Growth in San Joaquin Valley; Train Engineers in Next-Generation Bioenergy Technologies — Internship Program Aligns with Curricula at University of California Santa Barbara and West Hills Community College To train students for the next-generation of green collar jobs, sustainable biofuel and bioenergy company

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article
  Collegiate Biodiesel Workshop  —  March 17-19, 2016  —  Chicago, IL

Collegiate Biodiesel Workshop — March 17-19, 2016 — Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago’s third annual Climate Change Conference:  Global Climate Change: Economic Challenges and Solutions (WATCH VIDEO) Generously sponsored by: the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership Our Collegiate Biodiesel Workshop aims to bring together the leaders (students, staff,

March 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Arizona High School Students Take Part in Biodiesel Project

(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 soon driving down the road, powered by biodiesel fuel that the students created. In addition

March 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

News from Greenspeed Research

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 sources. This was a HUGE step in the development of the GsR legacy, and

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article
  Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs  —  August 15-17 at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, New York

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs — August 15-17 at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, New York

Bioenergy and Bioproducts Education Programs provide professional development and hands-on teaching tools for educators (grades 6 – 16, in-service and pre-service teachers and extension educators) who want to learn and teach about the Bioenergy systems currently in use and under development in the United States. Three will be offered in

March 1, 2016 Read Full Article

BioFuelNet Canada Brings Biofuels Education to Canadian High Schools

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 1800 grade 11 and 12 students. Each participating classroom will be sent a series of

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article
  Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC

Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE  The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)’s 2nd National Energy Education Summit will take place June 7, 2016 at American University in Washington DC.   READ MORE about 2015 meeting

February 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article
  CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Second National Energy Education Summit  —   June 7, 2016  —  Washington, DC    DEADLINE:  March 1, 2016

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Second National Energy Education Summit — June 7, 2016 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: March 1, 2016

The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is now ready to accept abstracts for talks at the 2nd National Energy Education Summit, which will take place June 7, 2016 at American University in Washington DC.  Presentation Proposals are

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article
  National Energy Conference For Educators  —   July 17-21, 2016  —  Arlington, VA

National Energy Conference For Educators — July 17-21, 2016 — Arlington, VA

The 2016 Energy Conference for Educators brings together educators that are passionate about bringing energy education to their classrooms. In five interactive days in Washington, D.C., the conference provides teachers with the most up-to-date information on all aspects of energy including the science of energy, sources of energy, transportation, electricity,

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

IRFA Announces Winner of ‘Fuel the Future’ Video Contest

(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. The IRFA awarded the senior from Des Moines Roosevelt High School a $1,000 grand prize

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR: Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenge  — January 21, 2016

WEBINAR: Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenge — January 21, 2016

Infographics are a useful visual tool for explaining complex information, numbers, or data quickly and effectively. However, you do not need to be an experienced graphic designer to make an eye-catching infographic. To assist student teams with the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge, this webinar will highlight strategies for designing engaging

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Poplar (Populus spp.) Trees for Biofuel Production

(Extension.org)  If you are looking for a comprehensive article on poplar for biofuel production, this is for you. Table of Contents Introduction Current and Potential Use as a Biofuel Biology and Adaptation Production and Agronomic Information  Harvest Potential Yields Production Challenges Estimated Production Cost Environmental/Sustainability Issues Feasibility Summary Bibliography For

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Energy Management Teaching Assistantships DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

The SUNY ESF Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM) is seeking qualified students to serve as Teaching Assistants to assist with teaching natural resources policy and law courses. Selected students will be teaching assistants for two courses each semester (approximately 20 hours per week). We seek students with thesis

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Students Experiment with Biofuels

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 in freshman biology classes at Monona Grove High School have been learning how to

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR: BioenergizeME Must-Know Tips for the 2016 BioenergizeME Challenege  —  Jan. 21, 2016

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 entitled “Must-Know Tips for the BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge” on Jan. 21, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.

December 23, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Immersive Algae Education Programs Growing in Popularity

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Students of algal research, including it’s various applications and business models, have increasing opportunities to get quickly up to speed in many aspects of the rapidly developing, somewhat confounding, algae industry. New educational opportunities are more and more allowing students a deep dive option, with intensive study,

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

How Renewable Ethanol Can Be Produced Sustainably

(ePURE) … At ePURE, the association representing European ethanol producers, we believe that renewable ethanol can play an important role in decarbonising transport. Because ethanol can be blended with petrol to run in existing engines, it is one of the ways we can immediately begin reducing emissions from transport and cut

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article
  WEBINAR:   Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom — December 10, 2015

WEBINAR: Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom — December 10, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold a live webinar titled “Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12thGrade Classroom,” on Dec. 10. According to the DOE, the webinar is part of the BioenergizeME Office Hours webinar series. It is designed to support high school educators and administrators in planning

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy–VIDEO

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as a biofuel. But our journey over the past four years shows that there’s likely to be a different future ahead for using algae – as energy in food for one

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

The Bioenergy Quiz Is a Fun Digital Learning Tool

(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 students to explore new concepts and learn more about how bioenergy is produced and used,

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Fueling Our Future, from Wood to Wing

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 secure and reliable alternative jet fuels that reduce global emissions. To address this problem, researchers

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

FFA Helps Build Next-Gen Leaders

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 only is FFA shaping the future farmers of America, it’s also shaping the future chemists,

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

High School Students Visit Al-Corn Ethanol Plant

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 students got a bus tour of the ethanol plant, which processes up to 50,000

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Blog: Colonel Korn, Andy, Sandy Impress in Videos about Ethanol

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Late last week, I received a press release from the Nebraska Ethanol Board about two new biofuel education videos starring cartoon characters Colonel Korn, Andy and Sandy. I watched the videos, and I have to say, I was impressed. Both videos were attention grabbing,

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

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