University of Vermont

Renewable BioEnergy Program 

Recent Headlines

06-23-2016

University of Vermont Officials Praise Justices After Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision upholding the right of the University of Texas-Austin to consider race as one of many factors in admissions decisions, officials at the University of Vermont praised the ruling.

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Food Systems Summit keynote speakers

06-22-2016

Summit Explores What Makes Food Good

For Susan Edwards, a University of Vermont Extension nutritionist and farmer’s wife, good food is local and seasonal. For about four weeks in the spring, she eats asparagus, then enjoys strawberries as long as they are available nearby, she told about 30 fellow attendees at the University of Vermont Food Systems Summit last week.

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Mindy Scheier and family

06-21-2016

Fashion for All

In the United States, 5.4 percent of the age five-to-17 demographic has a disability. This large population’s options for contemporary clothing have long been woefully limited. Enter Mindy Menkowitz Scheier ’93, founder of Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit organization leading change in the fashion world and in our perceptions of ...

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Pramodita Sharma being awarded degree

06-15-2016

Business Professor Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Jönköping University

Pramodita Sharma, the Sanders Professor for Family Business in the Grossman School of Business, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Jönköping University at the Swedish university’s inauguration and conferment ceremony in May.

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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)