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Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon

Welcome

The Center for Renewable Carbon (CRC) has consolidated UTIA's growing research, teaching and outreach programs related to bioenergy production and biomaterials processing into one cohesive unit. Previously four groups were operating separate, but related programs. They include the Office of Bioenergy Programs, the Forest Products Center, the Sun Grant Initiative, and the Carbon Sequestration Program.

One position is currently available at the CRC:
IT Administrator, Database Administrator Position Announcement. See job description.
Recent News & Events
09/16/14 -
The newly released Sun Grant Initiative publication, developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, offers a glimpse of how the Sun Grant Centers are advancing alternative fuels research. More.
08/27/14 -
The first field study of COMT low lignin switchgrass has been published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal September issue: Baxter et al., Plant Biotechnology Journal (2014) 12, 914-924. More.
07/10/14 -
Congratulations to the new Design of Experiments for Manufacturers training class. More.
07/02/14 -
Congratulations to Yujie Meng, winner of the student poster competition at the 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials (June 23-27, 2014 at Vancouver, BC, Canada). More.
06/20/14 -
Biomass researchers in Ind. get $12M federal grant. Researchers at Purdue University's Discovery Park in West Lafayette, Ind., received a follow-up $12 million federal grant for their work to develop fuel from plant biomass. The Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels received an initial $20 million grant from the Department of Energy in 2009. The center is a partnership between Purdue, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the University of Tennessee and Northeastern University. More.
06/16/14 -
Dr. Adam Taylor was quoted in a recent story from NPR. Click here to read Dr. Taylor's thoughts on the the growing worker shortage that is looming over logging industry's future.