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National Expert to Give Presentation on Energy Storage Technology

A leading national expert in renewable energy and energy storage will deliver the second lecture of the spring in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering's Distinguished Lecture Series at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29.

Mariesa Crow will give her presentation, "VRB Energy Storage Performance Characterization for Microgrid Applications," in Room 307 of the Science and Engineering Research Facility.

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UT-Led Research Benefiting Alternate Fuels, Materials

 

As interest in biofuels has surged in recent years, the question about how to best handle lignin—a material found in the cell walls of plants that is a byproduct of biofuel production—has become a primary concern. 
 
Thanks to ongoing research being led in part by Art Ragauskas, University of Tennessee, Knoxville–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair for Biorefining, an answer to that problem could be on the horizon. 

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SFI Receives Land Stewardship Award from National Wild Turkey Federation

 

Paul Trianosky, SFI's Chief Conservation Officer, accepts the Land Stewardship AwardThe National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) presented the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) with its Land Stewardship Award during the 40th annual NWTF National Convention and Sport Show in Nashville, Tennessee. SFI was chosen for its commitment to conservation, promoting responsible forest management for the benefit of the nation's forests and wildlife, and for partnering to support the NWTF's important work. 

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USDA Awards $2 Million for Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Research

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $2 million in grants to support research on nutrition education and obesity prevention for disadvantaged children and families at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Utah State University. The funding will help create two additional Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Centers of Excellence (RNECE), established through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

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Tennessee Engineering Research Taking a Shot at Improving Solar Energy

SunShot might sound like the next wave of NASA missions, or perhaps even the latest weapon of a James Bond villain, but it's a U.S. Department of Energy research initiative that holds the potential to reshape the way we think about, gather and use solar energy.

The SunShot National Laboratory Multiyear Partnership recently awarded a $2.3 million, 36-month project to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering and its collaborators.

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