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May 12, 2016
Link IBSS Featured in Blades Newsletter: Developing Proper Biomass Storage Methods

Genera – IBSS Partnership: Developing Proper Biomass Storage Methods. IBSS researchers have teamed up with Genera Energy to study the effects of different switchgrass storing techniques. With the help of local farmers, Genera was able to secure eleven unique fields, growing three unique strains of switchgrass, for researchers to evaluate. Using multiple fields gave researchers a broader picture of what baling methods work best for unique areas. In addition to this, Genera assisted in establishing the switchgrass crops to ensure a quality product for IBBS researchers to work with.


March 2, 2015
Link UT and Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar Stand in Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy

​Research Part of Multistate, Multidisciplinary Effort


November 19, 2015
Link Southeast IBSS Partners Collaborate on Data Collection, Analysis Tools

Members of the IBSS partnership from North Carolina and Tennessee have forged a new business partnership leveraging Genera Energy’s on-the-ground knowledge of biomass crops with PrecisionHawk’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology and supporting software.


April 6, 2015
Link Biofuels Digest Features Genera Energy's Role in IBSS Partnership via "5-Minute Guide"

Genera Energy and the IBSS Partnership appear in the April 2015 edition of "5-Minute Guide" series in Biofuels Digest. The series of articles highlighted 90 biofuel operations over the last year. This edition highlights the unique partnership with the University of Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon which play into the company's rankings, business model, milestones of success, and competitive edge, core features presented in the article.


August 28, 2014
Link Bioenergy Research Continues March Toward Energy Independence

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Many scientists say the next step in the march toward U.S. energy independence is utilizing fast growing, short rotation woody crops (SRWC) as a biomass source for energy and fuel. In September, October and November the Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS) will take to the road to show off research progress of the regional partnership, which is focused on biofuels production centered in the Southeast.


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Student Opportunities

December 14, 2015
Sustainable Energy Management Teaching Assistantships

The State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry seeks Teaching Assistants to assist with teaching natural resources policy and law courses.


October 23, 2015
2016 SouthEast Energy Development (SEED) Fellowship Program

The SEED flyer and the application form for 2015 SEED Fellowship are downloadable now. Applicants should contact to Dr. Sushil Adhikari via email ( or mail (215 Tom Corley Building, Auburn University, 36849) to get more information about SEED Fellowship. The application deadline is November 21, 2014.


October 23, 2015
Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainable Biobased Products and Energy Development

2016 National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates program offers “Interdisciplinary Approach to Sustainable Biobased Products and Energy Development” program at Oklahoma State University.



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