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Anaerobic Digestion: Efficiency and Empowerment of Smallholder Farmers in Latin America

March 26, 2015
Room: 
Davis Center 422 (Jost Foundation Room)
Contact(s): 
Vic Izzo: izzovi@gmail.com
Speaker: Alexander Eaton, MS, International Renewable Resources Institute / Sistema Biobolsa / Ashoka Fellow / charity: water  
 
Reviewing experience from 10 years of biogas development in Mexico and Latin America, this talk will consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of biogas projects for small farmers in Mexico and what this can teach us about future development of the technology.

UVM ID Required: 
No
Admission Fee: 
Free
Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

UVM Engineers Build Tiny Renewable Wind Turbine for Developing World

[Written by Joshua E. Brown] .00002 miles per hour might remind you of a bad day on the interstate. But that’s how fast some bamboo can grow: up to 35 inches every day — a world record. It’s a grass that can, in a few months, grow as tall as a tree. And, as it grows on, say, a mountainside in China or Chile, it gets hammered by the wind. But it doesn’t break. It flexes and resists, using the power of the sun to grow up and the power of the wind to grow strong. [READ MORE]

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

CEF Announces 2013-2014 Projects List

The UVM Clean Energy Fund (CEF) is designed to advance clean and renewable energy on campus through research, education and infrastructure. The fund is supported by a self-imposed student fee of $10 per student per semester, generating about $225,000 per year.  After reviewing numerous proposals, the CEF Committee has recommended and the VP of Finance has approved funding for five projects and two lecture series in 2014-2015, totaling $152,844:

CEF Lecture Series:

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

Improve Bicycle Access at UVM

2013-14 Projects
Project Timeline: 
06/2014
Project Progress: 
50%

This project aims to improve bicycle access, safety, and facilities at the University of Vermont.  Through collaboration with multiple stakeholders, departments, and student groups at UVM, research will be done to establish the bicycle needs of our campus.  Attention will be placed on bike storage and parking, bike lanes and pedestrian walkways, commuter routes to and from campus, the potential to develop our bike share system, and connecting to the transit network of Burlington.  The request for funding includes significant person

Off-Campus Student Energy Conservation Challenge

2013-14 Projects
Project Timeline: 
06/2014
Project Progress: 
0%

CEF funds will be used to provide home energy devices (HEDs) to UVM students living off-campus in Burlington, at no (or, a subsidized) cost. These devices connect to residential smart meters and make available real-time energy consumption information. Burlington Electric Department is in the process of deploying Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in the city, but choices of how, when, and whether or not to use HEDs have not yet been made. 

GreenSpeed4

2013-14 Projects
Project Timeline: 
06/2014
Project Progress: 
0%

GreenSpeed4 will be AERO’s fourth generation hybrid vehicle. The AERO team has decided to design and build a vehicle with a parallel hybrid system.  AERO has added about 35 new members to our team from a variety of different majors. This increasing wealth of new ideas combined with the experience and guidance from the older AERO members makes it strategic to start building GreenSpeed4 now. This unique balance will also ensure the interest and dedication throughout the entire project.

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