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New Safety & Health Resource for Biomass Producers

This best practices manual provides risk-reduction information and resources for agricultural entrepreneurs and will help biomass producers plan for effective safety and health management programs. This program planning manual has five units of recommended safety and health best practices for biomass production.

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To meet project goals, NEWBio focuses efforts in eight areas: human systems, feedstock improvement, harvest-preprocessing-logistics, sustainability, safety and health, extension, education, and leadership-stakeholder involvement.

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New Webinar Series! Bioenergy in the Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was announced by President Obama and the EPA in early August of 2015 and provides the first-ever national standards that address carbon pollution from power plants. This webinar series begins to tackle the question of exactly how biomass could or should fit into a state plan, providing guidance, information from cutting-edge research, and expert perspectives on the role sustainable bioenergy can play in state plans designed to meet CPP requirements.

Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected

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Northeast Bioenergy Webinar Series

Field Evaluations of Switchgrass Bedding under Commercial Broiler Conditions
Bill Brown, University of Delaware, Speaker

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NE Regional Sun Grant 2016 Competitive Grant Program Opens
The NE Regional Sun Grant Center is accepting pre-proposals from NE colleges and universities in partnership with the private sector and federal laboratories that focus on two or more of three identified regional strategic program areas. Pre-proposals are due February 8, 2016. Download the full Request for Applications announcement here.

SUNY ESF Sustainable Energy Management Teaching Assistantships for 2016-2017
The SUNY ESF Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management (FNRM) is seeking qualified students to serve as Teaching Assistants for natural resources policy and law courses. Selected students will be teaching for two courses each semester, requiring approximately 20 hours per week. For more information and to apply, download the PDF.

Idaho National Laboratory Offers Summer 2016 Internships
As a Department of Energy facility, INL offers a diverse number of paid internship positions to undergraduate and graduate level students. These internship opportunities enable students to collaborate with experienced scientist and engineers in order to develop innovative solutions to challenging real-world projects. NEWBio researcher Damon Hartley will be seeking to place a biomass intership for assistance with NEWBio-related activities. For more information and to apply, visit the INL Interships website.

NEWBio Bioenergy Scholars Program Accepting Applicatons for Summer 2016
The Bioenergy Scholars Program offers summer research work to undergraduates, who can apply to work at one of several universities in the Northeast US (including Penn State, Cornell, Rutgers, West Virginia University, SUNY ESF, and Delaware State University and others). After a one-week orientation program at Delaware State, students will be brought to their host university to spend the summer working side by side with graduate students and researchers on important bioenergy topics. Students will prepare a paper based on their work for presentation at the end of the summer. Applicants should have an interest in bioenergy, but students from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations are encouraged to apply. More information and application procedure here.

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