The College of Science and Mathematics congratulates Dr. Rafael Quirino on being selected as the first Charles H. Herty Fellowship recipient.

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Herty AMDC becomes a founding member of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, U.S. Department of Energy awards $70 million grant Savannah, GA, January 27, 2015 – The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center (AMDC), an applied research center of Georgia Southern University, is pleased to announce that it is a founding member of a new national research institute created under the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

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Today, the President is announcing the latest in a series of partnerships aimed at boosting advanced manufacturing, fostering American innovation, and attracting well-paying jobs that will strengthen the middle class. After a decade of decline, American manufacturing is coming back, adding 786,000 new jobs since February 2010. Today’s new action is the kind of investment we need to build on this progress, creating the foundation needed for American manufacturing growth and competitiveness in the years to come.

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SAVANNAH, GA, December 16, 2014 – The Georgia Southern University Herty Advanced Materials Development Center (Herty) and the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University (NWI) announced today the launch of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to the accelerate the development of novel specialty fibers including islands-in-the-sea and other advanced bi-component fibers.

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“Abundant biomass and solar resources, falling materials costs, and innovative research have launched Georgia into the national spotlight as a clean energy leader. State and federal policies have helped to make the Peach State the fastest-growing solar market in the country. In addition, the state ranks No. 1 nationally in commercial timberland, making woody biomass—energy made from wood and wood waste-derived products such as wood pellets—a major component of its renewable energy sector.”

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4 Nov 2014

Why Biomass is Key to the UK’s Energy Future

The first lady of the British energy firmament – she is the only female chief executive in the sector – Thompson has spent the past nine years trying to prove that Drax, western Europe’s largest power station, which provides 7pc of the UK’s electricity, can run on biomass.  In an interview with James Quinn, Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson explains why the times are a-changing at the UK’s largest electricity power station.

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Georgia has once again been ranked the No. 1 state in the U.S. for business by Site Selection magazine, one of the nation’s top economic development trade publications. This ranking was determined by an annual survey of corporate site selectors, as well as a number of additional factors including the States’ performance in Conway Data’s New Plant Database.

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20 Oct 2014

Georgia Southern University October Newsletter

Below is the link to Dr. Brooks Keel’s Video Newsletter for October.

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~ Demonstration-scale facilities that can validate both process technologies and target markets are essential to a successful commercialization strategy ~ GREENVILLE, SC, October 1, 2014 — The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment), the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI (FPL), and the Georgia Southern University Herty Advanced Materials Development Center, Savannah, GA (Herty) today released the results of a survey designed to aid the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions (CAWES) in establishing its near-term work priorities.

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The addition of two wood grinding hammer mills from Schutte Buffalo Hammermill, LLC to the pilot testing facility at Georgia Southern University’s Herty Advanced Materials Development Center will allow for efficient testing of high moisture content materials for biofuel pellet feedstock.

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