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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.

Recent News & Events
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.
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.