University of Vermont

Renewable BioEnergy Program 

Recent Headlines

02-25-2015

He's Got the Beat

Drummers, especially the best ones, have a secret. In performance they're the coolest musicians on stage, T-shirt clad free spirits who drive the music forward with passion and pyrotechnics. In the privacy of the practice room, though, they come dangerously close to nerd territory, laboring to perfect wonky drum “rudiments” with names like the “ratamacue,” the “single dragadiddle” and the “inverted flam tap.”

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Burlington, VT

02-24-2015

Forbes: Burlington a Top 10 Tech Hub

The University of Vermont’s hometown is a one of the top 10 tech hubs in the U.S., according to a list published by Forbes.com. Burlington ranks ninth, behind Austin and ahead of Boston, in the rankings, compiled by the website Nerdwallet.

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Emily Bernard, University of Vermont, 2015 PEN Literary Award Judge

02-24-2015

Talking Race in the Classroom

Emily Bernard says her best writing starts in the classroom. Take the UVM professor and celebrated author’s powerful essay on race, “Teaching the N-Word.”

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02-20-2015

Previs & Warshaw's Study Shows Heart’s Contractions Rely on Critical Protein for Efficient Function

The human heart is a fine-tuned engine – more advanced than the finest Ferrari despite being simply designed by Mother Nature. It’s so carefully constructed that if it gets off kilter in the slightest way, it can throw the engine out of whack. The heart simply won’t perform as well – or at all.

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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)