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Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon


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.

A Graduate and PhD Assistantships are currently available at SUNY-ESF:
Graduate Assistantship on Harvesting and Logistics of Short Rotation Woody Crops. See job description.
PhD Assistantship on Harvesting and Logistics of Short Rotation Woody Crops. See job description.
Upcoming Events
02/26/15 -
Seminar: "Forest Products Research at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil" presented by Professor Adriana Maria Nolasco at 1:00pm in the CRC conference room, 103. Pizza will be served.
04/16/15 -
The CARBON FIBERS AND THEIR COMPOSITES Symposium/Workshop organized by the American Carbon Society will be held April 16-17 2015 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge, TN. More.
Recent News & Events
01/20/15 -
The IBSS Partnership in cooperation with Genera Energy, Inc., hosted a Crop Technology Day event. The event was held at the Color Wheel Farm (2632 Niles Ferry Rd., Vonore, TN 37885), and featured on-farm demonstrations of energy crop harvesting as well as an unmanned aerial vehicle presentation. More.
11/26/14 -
Manny Deleon and Will Gray presented a poster at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America 2014 International Annual Meetings, "Grand Challenges—Great Solutions". The Conference was held Nov. 2-5, 2014, in Long Beach, CA. Additional information about the International Annual Meeting can be found here. See poster abstract.
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.