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Renewable BioEnergy Program 

Recent Headlines

Josh Bongard

01-28-2015

What Do You Think About Machines That Think?

John Brockman's Edge Question is a major event in the intellectual calendar each year — its roots go back to talks he had with Isaac Asimov and others in 1980. This year's question, "What do you think about machines that think?" drew essays from Daniel C. Dennett, Nicholas Carr, Steven Pinker, Freeman Dyson, George Church and ...

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Sasha Fisher

01-28-2015

UVM Alumna Named on Forbes' 30 Under 30 List of Social Entrepreneurs

Forbes magazine has named 30 people under the age of 30 who are “leveraging business tools to solve the world's most pressing problems.” UVM alumna Sasha Fisher is one of these leading social entrepreneurs.

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Custodial Services staff

01-28-2015

Custodial Services Celebrates Staff's English Language Learning Achievements

On Jan. 21, the Custodial Services Department recognized the achievements of its staff in improving their English language skills. The “Achievement of Success” celebration recognized 38 custodians who have participated in more than 70 hours of classroom instruction and advanced in the English for Speakers of Other Languages ...

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Majid Sadigh

01-27-2015

UVM's Ebola Fighters: Tales from Liberia

Dr. Margaret Tandoh, a trauma surgeon, has seen her share of patients in dire situations, but spending seven weeks with people infected with Ebola took “dire” to a new level.

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Biomass to Biofuels Course Service Learning Projects

Wood & Grass Energy
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The Biomass to Biofuels 2011 course student moves the work he started earlier and develops a buisness plan to produce local wood pellets in Vermont (project under progress). More info under forthcoming RSENR eNewsletter (link will be posted soon)


BioHeat
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Two Biomass to Biofuels 2011 course student's project on a study to compost as an energy source for diversified farms. More info published in RSENER eNewsletter (scroll down to the bottom). Also check out their project presentation


Biodiesel
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Two Biomass to Biofuels 2012 course student's project on a study for Cost Analysis of Oilseed Crop Production for Biodiesel. The effort became a background for the 2013 students who worked on taking the study to the next level. More info under forthcoming RSENR eNewsletter (link will be posted soon)