As part of the national observance of Earth Day, the U.S. Forest Service today announced that it is seeking proposals that expand wood energy use and support responsible forest management. Also today, the Forest Service released a Wood Energy Financial App for use by community and business leaders seeking to replace fossil fuel with wood energy. The U.S. Forest Service published in the Federal Register the announcement of requests for proposals under the Hazardous Fuels Wood-to-Energy Grant program. The program will...

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21 Apr 2014

Herty Announces Organizational Changes

Savannah, Ga, April 21, 2014 – The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center, a part of Georgia Southern University, announced today the appointment of a new Director of Advanced Materials, Dr. Walter Chappas. In his new role, Dr. Chappas will lead Herty’s contract manufacturing and contract R&D in wet-laid nonwovens, short-fiber composites and new product development. Reporting to the President & CEO, Alexander Koukoulas, PhD, the Director of Advanced Materials will be responsible for on-going contract manufacturing and contract R&D projects...

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The Georgia Southern University Annual Research Symposium, a showcase of student and faculty research, will be held on April 15-16. The symposium includes speakers, poster and presentation sessions from all academic disciplines. Dr. Steven Chu, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and former U.S. Secretary of Energy, will be the keynote speaker.

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Forty-seven companies from around the world now mention natural capital and ecosystem services in publicly available materials, based on findings in a new BSR working paper. This figure is a dozen more than we documented in 2013.  Read More:

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Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher-value bio liquids. The idea is to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for upgrading bio-oil and commercialize the solution.  Read More:

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Kruger Inc. and FPInnovations have announced a joint project to develop a five ton/day cellulose filament demonstration plant at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières paper mill.  Read More:

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25 Mar 2014

National Association of Manufacturers

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The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will present a live webinar titled “The Potential for Natural Gas to Enhance Biomass Technologies” on Thursday, February 6, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Read More:

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21 Jan 2014

Georgia Logistics Summit 2014

Don’t miss this opportunity to network, learn and join in at one of the largest logistics events in the country!  Georgia Logistics Summit 2014

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Savannah,GA (January 14, 2014) – The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center today announced the addition of a new mobile pellet development unit (MPDU), a versatile pellet system designed for rapid screening of feedstocks and processing conditions.   MPDU Press Release

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