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Developing the U.S. Bioeconomy within a global context

Please join us as we celebrate National Bioenergy Day with live presentations / online broadcast from the University of Tennessee that will cover the latest research and findings from scientists on developing a bioeconomy within a global context.

Presentation topics from researchers at OakRidge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee include:
  • Developing New Feedstock for the Bioeconomy - Tim Rials, Director, The Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Tennessee,
  • Thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels and other products - Steve Chmely, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
  • Indirect Effects of Bioenergy: International Standards and Science” - Maggie Davis, R&D Associate Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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