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    ProBIOGAS International – Biogas Engineering and Operating Training with Plant Visits   —   September 24-October 2, 2019   —    Stuttgart, Germany

ProBIOGAS International – Biogas Engineering and Operating Training with Plant Visits — September 24-October 2, 2019 — Stuttgart, Germany

7-day In-depth Course — Biogas plant operators and enthusiasts…  If you want to really understand… How exactly biogas is produced from organic waste and biomass What to do when you run into troubles with your day-to-day operation What the most modern biogas technologies are If you should even consider building a biogas

July 15, 2019 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: National Council for Science and the Environment Annual Conference — January 6-9, 2020 — Washington, DC     DEADLINE:  July 19, 2019

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: National Council for Science and the Environment Annual Conference — January 6-9, 2020 — Washington, DC DEADLINE: July 19, 2019

The NCSE 2020 Annual Conference engages more than 800 leaders from the sciences, education, government, policy, business, and civil society to foster a dialogue across these sectors on environmental policy and decision-making with the use of science. The Annual Conference program includes presentations by the leading experts and sessions that

July 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Why Gas Prices Vary From Pump to Pump

(Wall Street Journal)  Two gas stations right next door to each other can have different prices for a gallon of gas. WSJ breaks down the different global, national and local factors that affect the price you pay at the pump.   WATCH VIDEO

July 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group Launches New Website That Serves as Leading Resource on Cleaner Fuels

(Renewable Energy Group)  Educational, product and technical information is available to anyone who wants to learn more about biodiesel, renewable diesel, and other fuels   —  Renewable Energy Group (Nasdaq: REGI) has launched a new website, regi.com, that includes hundreds of resources about cleaner fuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel, offering a wealth

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

How One School Is Getting Kids Fired up about Climate Solutions

by Zoe Saylor (Gist)  … As the middle school humanities coordinator for Lowell School in Washington, D.C., she (Natalie Stapert) was tasked with coming up with a 6th-grade humanities curriculum that could bear the sisyphean burden of capturing tweens’ attention while meeting the school’s learning goals in literature, politics, and geography.

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Dawson Boyd High School Tours Granite Falls Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty students from Dawson Boyd High School visited Granite Falls Energy yesterday in Granite Falls to learn about homegrown renewable energy production. During the tour, the students learned about the various processes of ethanol production at Granite Falls Energy, which produces 64 million gallons of ethanol a year.

June 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Heron Lake Bioenergy Hosts Worthington High School

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirteen students from Worthington High School visited the Heron Lake Bioenergy ethanol plant today to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. During the tour, the students learned about incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage, dried distiller grain production and storage, liquefaction and ethanol

June 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Austin High School Tours Al-Corn Clean Fuel

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-seven high school students toured the Al-Corn Clean Fuel ethanol plant in Claremont on Wednesday, May 22 to gain a better understanding of renewable fuel production. The students, from Austin High School, toured the various processes of ethanol production at the 125 million gallon-a-year facility. “By getting a

June 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Pierz Healy High School Tours Central Minnesota Renewables

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Forty-seven students from Pierz Healy High School toured Central Minnesota Renewables (CMR) in Little Falls yesterday to learn more about clean Minnesota-produced renewable chemicals.  “We were pleased to welcome Pierz Healy High School to our plant to learn about locally produced bio-based chemicals. Tours like this are an

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

French Amusement Park Teaches Kids about Climate Change

(Our Daily Planet)  … While climate change can be a difficult subject to discuss with kids (there’s not a lot of good news), not doing so leaves kids woefully unprepared to understand the planet they will inherit. That’s why a children’s amusement park in Poitiers, France has made its mission to

April 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Celebrating Mother Earth at Siouxland Earth Day event

(Siouxland News)  Siouxlanders had the chance to get in touch with nature Sunday afternoon at the Siouxland Earth Day Celebration. From birds and bees to plants of all shapes and sizes, this event had various activities and experiences, all as a way to get in touch with Mother Earth. “Learning about different

April 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Education Critical to Ensuring Rural Growth

by Kelly Manning (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Growth Energy)  Educating students key to rural development and growth.  —  … And as I grew older and traveled around the country witnessing the new role of technology in agriculture and improvements in conservation, I saw firsthand that we needed to do a better job educating our

April 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Study of Sorghum-Munching Aphids Earns NSF Award

(University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources)  … University of Nebraska–Lincoln entomologist Joe Louis is investigating ways to help sorghum naturally resist sugarcane aphids, the crop’s most damaging pest in the United States. Louis earned a five-year, $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to

April 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Growth Energy, NAAE Release Curriculum to Promote Biofuels Education in the Classroom

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy, in partnership with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), announced the release of their new curriculum aimed at educating high school students to the world of biofuels. The curriculum is the first industry-supported biofuels curriculum that provides students a guided in-classroom experience and will offer ag educators the tools needed

April 19, 2019 Read Full Article

St Peter High School Tours Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Fourteen students from St Peter High School toured Guardian Energy in Janesville this morning to learn about homegrown renewable fuel production. During the tour, the students, who were from the school’s plant science class, learned about several components of ethanol production including incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation,

April 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Students Learn About Ethanol Production at Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-seven students from Central High School in Norwood Young America visited Heartland Corn Products in Winthrop yesterday to get a closer look at how clean, homegrown renewable fuels are produced. The students, from the school’s Small Gas Engines class, toured the various processes of ethanol production at Heartland

April 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Minnewaska High School Tours CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty-two high school students from Minnewaska High School toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) on April 5 to gain a better understanding of renewable fuel production. The students, from grades 9-12, toured the various process of ethanol production at CVEC, which has an annual output of 50 million

April 8, 2019 Read Full Article

BC Green Games Are Back!

(BC Green Games)  BC Green Games is a digital eco-storytelling contest designed to closely link with BC’s new curriculum while supporting teachers and promoting place-based environmental education. Our project-style contest offers teachers and students a 21st century learning opportunity in scientific exploration, storytelling, campaigning and policy development. Teams document and share their

April 2, 2019 Read Full Article

City of Surrey Develops Biofuels Education Program at Surrey Biofuel Facility

(City of Surrey)  Orgaworld and the City of Surrey are committed to increasing the awareness of waste management and sustainable living through education, early adoption and applied research. In addition to a visit to our on-site Education Centre, we encourage exploration of the wide range of available materials that map to

April 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Cedar Mountain High School Tours Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   Twenty-eight students from Cedar Mountain High School toured Highwater Ethanol in Lamberton on March 27 to learn more about ethanol production.  “We were pleased to welcome Cedar Mountain High School’s students to get a first-hand look at how clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced. “During the tour, they

April 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Rhetoric for Change: Advanced Biofuel USA’s Call-to-Action

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Rhetoric is a fundamental part of social change. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, the majority of American scientists support the idea that participation in policy debates and engagement with citizens and journalists is necessary to further their work.

April 1, 2019 Read Full Article

NCMA Courses on Algae Culturing and Identification

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will be offering two courses this year that may be of interest to ABO members looking to enhance their culturing and identification skills: The Algal Culturing Course will be ideal for graduate students,

March 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Minneota High School visits Carbohydrate Solutions

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twelve students from Minneota High School visited the Archer Daniels Midland Company’s Carbohydrate Solutions plant in Marshall on Wednesday, March 27 to get a better understanding of renewable fuel production. The students, all 12th graders, toured the various production process areas at ADM Carbohydrate Solutions, which included ethanol

March 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Teachers of the Trade

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An American Ethanol partnership facilitated an ethanol-focused presentation to future and current mechanics at one Universal Technical Institute campus. — Mechanic certification focuses intensely on engines themselves, and the mechanical aspects of engine parts. It makes sense, then, that mechanics are just as susceptible to believing

March 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Ridgewater College Toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC)

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Forty-one students from Ridgewater College toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson yesterday to learn about an important ethanol co-product, dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS). “Tours like this educate students on the role ethanol plays in boosting the economy in rural Minnesota and reducing harmful greenhouse

March 27, 2019 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Key Competencies for Sustainability Degree Programs   —   April 3, 2019

WEBINAR: Key Competencies for Sustainability Degree Programs — April 3, 2019

Every year, new sustainability degree programs are launched at colleges and universities across the country, joining a global trend of sustainability degree programs. The 2017 National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Research Report “Scope of Interdisciplinary Environmental, Sustainability, and Energy Baccalaureate and Graduate Education in the United States”

March 24, 2019 Read Full Article

What a Microbe Would Say on Glassdoor

by Mark Warner (Warner Advisors LLC/Biofuels Digest)  In my previous article on Scale-up from the Microbes Perspective, I discussed how the biotechnology commercialization process would be viewed by a microbe. This is a little lighter topic than the engineering subjects I usually write about, but the robust response to the article made me

March 19, 2019 Read Full Article

OBIC and The Next Generation–Teacher Resources

(Ohio Bioproducts Innovation  Center) The Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) connects different segments of the bioproducts community to nurture business ecosystems and facilitate commercialization of new, sustainable bioproduct technologies.   With the emerging need for education about the bioeconomy, OBIC works with youth organizations like FFA, 4H, and other organizations

March 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Biobased Radio: A Podcast Promoting a More Sustainable Future

(Ohio State University)  A podcast promoting a more sustainable future through conversations with industry, university, and environmentalists Delivered twice monthly, you’ll hear conversations around what it means to be biobased and what steps industry, university, and activists are taking to shape our world for years to come. Biobased Radio is

March 13, 2019 Read Full Article

British Columbia City Converts Organic Waste into Biomethane

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  In British Columbia, Surry’s biofuel facility officially opened in spring after several years of planning. The $68 million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America. The facility will convert curbside organic waste into biomethane to fuel the city’s fleet of gas-powered waste

March 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Leading Off: “Your Prices Are in the Wrong Order.”

(Urban Air Initiative) “Your prices are in the wrong order.”  “Only flex fuel vehicles can use E15.”  “What is E30?”  Each of these quotes came from an auto mechanic at a recent training event attended by the Urban Air Initiative. The VISION Hi Tech Training and Expo attracted more than 3,500 mechanics and

March 12, 2019 Read Full Article

The AllThings.Bio Educational Resources Database Is Now Online!

(AllThings.Bio)  Are you a teacher and looking for educational materials about the bioeconomy? Or are you looking for an online course to learn more about bio-based products? The new AllThings.Bio database on educational resources might help you. The database contains entries on relevant online educational resources such as lesson modules, MOOCs or relevant university programs. The

March 9, 2019 Read Full Article
    Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Webinar Series

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Webinar Series

(Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network)  Take your teaching about climate and energy to the next level with the CLEAN Webinar Series. Use the buttons to register for each free webinar or to watch recorded webinars. READ MORE

March 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Climate Generation Publishes Grade 6-8 Curriculum:  Innovation and Renewable Energy: A Humanities Module 

by Jenna Totz and Megan Van Loh (Climate Generation) We are thrilled to release a new climate change curriculum, co-produced with Lowell School! Innovation and Renewable Energy: A Humanities Module is a standards-based, interdisciplinary humanities module that uses the true story of William Kamkwamba — from The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan

March 4, 2019 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Fighting Fake Science: Barriers and Solutions

In case you missed our live, online educational seminar, “Fighting fake science: Barriers and solutions” we wanted to let you know that it is available in our complimentary on-demand archive.  You can access this archive to watch the webinar at any time. For more information and access to the archive, go

March 4, 2019 Read Full Article

BioFuels Video Lecture Series

(ThermoChem Recovery International) … This channel will host a series of videos that serve as an introduction to bioenergy core concepts and technologies, technical background, and the economic, environmental and socio-cultural sustainability of bioenergy. These short videos have been designed to communicate the bioenergy basics needed for people from diverse

February 27, 2019 Read Full Article

RFA Releases Three Videos Aimed at Educating Consumers

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce the release of three new educational videos that will help the public learn more about the advantages of using more renewable fuels like ethanol. The videos, released last week at RFA’s 24th annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, focus on

February 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Planting The Seeds: Agricultural Organizations in Kansas and Ohio Have Programs Aimed at Ethanol Education, Training Teachers and Even Providing Funding to Ensure the Knowledge Is Passed on to Students.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For at least one student in James Burk’s engineering class at Trego County Community High School in WaKeeney, Kansas, ethanol is a passion. “I have them test different factors and kind of design their own recipe for how they would best produce a fermentation for

February 26, 2019 Read Full Article

SfL Leadership Eyes a Stronger, Expanded Role in a More Complex World

(Solutions from the Land)  Since its inception nearly a decade ago, Solutions from the Land (SfL) has gathered farmers, ranchers and forestland owners, as well as those who serve in their supply chain, in an ongoing conversation on how to meet society’s increasing appetite for food, feed, fiber, energy and environmental quality. This

February 21, 2019 Read Full Article

NREL Seeks Participants for 2019 Executive Energy Leadership Program

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking applicants for its 2019 Executive Energy Leadership Program—otherwise known as Energy Execs. Energy Execs provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about advanced energy, energy-efficiency technologies, analytical tools,

February 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Bring an Algae Curriculum to Your School! DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

(Algae Biomass Organization)  The Algae Academy is currently accepting applications for their Spring rollout of their K-12 Algae Curriculum! Please share the application link with any educators you know, applications are due February 1st. Awarded teachers will receive 5-days of algae-focused lesson plans, live algae, laboratory supplies and educator support throughout the

January 31, 2019 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: EnergyPath2019: “Financing the Energy Future” — July 25, 2019 — Center Valley, PA     DEADLINE:  March 12, 2019

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: EnergyPath2019: “Financing the Energy Future” — July 25, 2019 — Center Valley, PA DEADLINE: March 12, 2019

With innovations in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies emerging at an exponential rate, our energy portfolio is becoming increasingly sustainable. This shift towards a more sustainable future is made easier by recent advancements in energy financing. This conference will feature both energy and financial experts who will present financing

January 24, 2019 Read Full Article
    EnergyPath and EnergyCamp 2019: “Financing the Energy Future”   —   July 22-25, 2019   —   Center Valley, PA

EnergyPath and EnergyCamp 2019: “Financing the Energy Future” — July 22-25, 2019 — Center Valley, PA

 With innovations in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies emerging at an exponential rate, our energy portfolio is becoming increasingly sustainable. This shift towards a more sustainable future is made easier by recent advancements in energy financing. This conference will feature both energy and financial experts who will present financing

January 24, 2019 Read Full Article
    Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) 2019: Sustainable Futures   —   June 26-29, 2019   —   Orlando, FL

Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) 2019: Sustainable Futures — June 26-29, 2019 — Orlando, FL

Our annual conference brings an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues in an academic setting. We take a collegial approach where ideas are shared in small, informal sessions that are panel, paper, and presentation based and include roundtable discussions at meals. Students, professors, and government and industry professionals alike participate in

January 18, 2019 Read Full Article

USGC Expands Its Ethanol Offerings At Grains.org

(U.S. Grains Council)  New information about global market development efforts for U.S. ethanol and the benefits of the biofuel to global customers is now available online at www.grains.org. The United States is the world’s low-cost ethanol producer and captured more than 65 percent of global ethanol trade in the 2017/2018

January 18, 2019 Read Full Article
    iGEM Competition Registration to Open in February; iGEM Jamboree   —   October 31-November 4, 2019   —   Boston, MA

iGEM Competition Registration to Open in February; iGEM Jamboree — October 31-November 4, 2019 — Boston, MA

iGEM’s main program is the iGEM Competition. The iGEM competition gives students the opportunity to push the boundaries of synthetic biology by tackling everyday issues facing the world. Made up of primarily university students, multidisciplinary teams work together to design, build, test, and measure a system of their own design

January 15, 2019 Read Full Article
    Talk Climate Institute   —   March 25-26, 2019   —   Duluth, MN

Talk Climate Institute — March 25-26, 2019 — Duluth, MN

Join us for a two-day engaging workshop where you’ll learn new ways to have conversations about climate change that build respect and understanding. Discover your own personal climate story, and learn how to use it as a tool to inspire solutions. Participants will have the opportunity to: Learn about climate

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) DEADLINES: May 24, 2019 (4th Friday in May) and August 28, 2019 (4th Wednesday in August)

(National Science Foundation)   The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

December 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Little Falls High School Visits Central Minnesota Renewables

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Seventeen students from Little Falls High School visited the Central Minnesota Renewables (CMR) plant … to learn more about Minnesota’s bio-based chemical industry. During the tour, the students, from grades 9 to 12, learned about the various processes of acetone and butanol production at CMR, which is

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Grease. Gunk. Sludge. Where Most People See a Nasty Nuisance, These Scientists See Powerful Potential.

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Join us on this episode as we wade into the world of bioenergy and learn about the folks working to turn noxious waste into useful energy. Then read on for more bioenergy stories and background from the Department of Energy and our 17 National Labs! WARNING: Unless you’ve got a cast-iron

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  RFA, TRANSCAER to Host Ethanol Safety Webinars in 2019 — July 2,  August 13

WEBINAR: RFA, TRANSCAER to Host Ethanol Safety Webinars in 2019 — July 2, August 13

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, will host four ethanol safety webinars in 2019, beginning next month. The first webinar will be held on Jan. 15, followed by March 19, July 2, and Aug. 13. The “Train the Trainer” webinars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/TRANSCAER® grant.

December 21, 2018 Read Full Article

BBE High School Visits CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twenty students from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE) High School toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson this morning to learn about ethanol production. “School tours allow students a first-hand look at the ethanol production process and its role of advancing our local economy in addition to promoting our energy

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Springfield High School Tours Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Eighteen students from Springfield High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to learn more about homegrown renewable energy production. During the tour, the students, from grades 10 to 12, learned about the various processes in ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol, which produces 59.5 million gallons a year. “By getting

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Milaca High School Tours Central Minnesota Renewables

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty students from Milaca High School toured the Central Minnesota Renewables (CMR) plant today to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable chemicals.  The students, who are from Milaca’s FFA chapter, were briefed on the various processes of bio-based chemical production such as acetone and n-butanol. “It’s

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Benson High School Tours CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty students from Benson High School toured the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant today to get a better understanding of how clean homegrown renewable energy is produced. During the tour, the students learned about the different stages in ethanol production including incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation,

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Diesel Technology Program Visits Ethanol Plant

(Niagara Frontier Publications)  The Diesel Technology students in Wes Blidy’s class recently toured the Western New York Energy facility in Medina. The facility is the first ethanol plant in the northeast United States. They are a locally owned company with a mission of developing the full potential of Western New York’s renewable energy

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Free On-Demand Streaming of ABLC Global now Open for Viewing, Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device

(Biofuels Digest)  Watch ABLC Global presentations on BioChannelTV.  WATCH VIDEO

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article
    USA Science & Engineering Festival   —   April 25-26, 2020   —   Washington, DC

USA Science & Engineering Festival — April 25-26, 2020 — Washington, DC

The USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on April 25-26, 2020! Sneak Peek Friday, the ultimate STEM field trip, will offer students and teachers the opportunity to experience the Expo before the general public on Friday, April 24,

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

New ethanolfacts.eu Website Launches

(ePURE)  Online resource answers common questions about renewable ethanol and sustainable biofuels  —   Ethanol Facts, a new online resource for information about renewable ethanol, launched today as part of an effort to help inform the public about the production, use, sustainability and importance of ethanol as a renewable fuel. The ethanolfacts.eu website has been

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article
    Summer Institute for Climate Change Education   —   August 5-7, 2019   —   Washington, DC

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education — August 5-7, 2019 — Washington, DC

The 14th Annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education will be in Washington D.C, co-hosted by the Lowell School. Join a network of teachers from across the country dedicated to bringing climate change education into Humanities classrooms! Content will be focused for grades 6-12 teachers in Social Studies/ELA/Political Science/Environmental Studies

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

German-Language STEM Workshops at University of Rhode Island for High School Students–CO2 Experiment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) For scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians, Germany offers a broad range of opportunities when it comes to higher education and professional development. The University of Rhode Island’s (URI) German International Engineering Program (GIEP), together with the Goethe-Institut Boston and the American Association of Teachers

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

EcoAgriculture Partners Announces Climate Smart Agriculture Training Curriculum

(North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  EcoAgriculture Partners, a non-profit, integrated-landscape-management advocacy group, has announced a new climate smart agriculture (CSA) training curriculum is under development. Louise Buck, the organization’s director of collaborative management, was in New York City for last month’s Climate Week NYC , where she introduced the Training Curriculum

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Rule Change Likely to Take Months, Even Years

by Charles Dunlap (The Mexico Ledger)  … “The question is whether there will be a restraining order prohibiting the rules to go forward or not,” Murphy (Steve Murphy, POET general manager at the Laddonia refinery) said, adding the EPA is trying to apply the rule governing E10 to E15. “It has to

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Red Rock Central High School Tours Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Seventeen students from Red Rock Central High School toured Highwater Ethanol today to learn about their local ethanol facility’s business practices and economic footprint. The students, who were 12th graders from the school’s Ag Business class, were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at Highwater Ethanol, which

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

REA Resource Recovery Systems and UConn Join to Create Biodiesel from Wastewater

by Kevin Zimmerman (Westfair Communications)  “It’s a huge problem, both in the United States and internationally,” said REA Operations Manager Eric Metz. “And with population growth increasing, there’s going to be more Brown FOG going into the sewer systems,” which can result in overflows and blockages that can be expensive to

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

University of Idaho’s National Biodiesel Education Program Brings Resources for Small Businesses Online

(University of Idaho National Biodiesel Education Program) Are you interested in starting your own biodiesel business? Our website now has a page with resources that may help you. Biodiesel Business Information These videos may assist you in determining what you need for your biodiesel business. Learning How To Make Biodiesel We

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Sleepy Eye High School Tours Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Associati0n)  Twenty-eight students from Sleepy Eye High School’s Natural Resources class toured Highwater Ethanol in Lamberton yesterday to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. During the tour, the students were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at the plant as well as potential career opportunities

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Change in the Classroom: Climate Change Activities for Any Class (Parts 1-4)

(Climate Generation)  Climate change lessons and material doesn’t have to be isolated in science classes alone. This blog is number four of a four part series about the activities, lessons, and standards that teachers from various subject areas and grade levels are using to teach climate change in their classrooms. Content

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Minnesota Congressman Tours Syngenta R&D Site

(Syngenta/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., recently toured the Syngenta Seeds Stanton, Minnesota, R&D facility and North America Seedcare Institute and participated in a discussion on the future of biofuels, including home-grown American ethanol. … “Recently I toured Syngenta’s Seedcare Institute and demo field in Stanton,” Lewis said. “During my

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Marshall High School Tours ADM Corn Processing

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty-two students from Marshall High School toured the ADM Corn Processing ethanol plant today to get a better understanding of renewable fuel production. The students, who were from the school’s automotive repair and maintenance class, learned of the various processes of ethanol production at the 50 million gallon-a-year

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Careers for a Changing Climate-Documentary

(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

June 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

May 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

April 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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