Friday, September 27, 2013
Bioenergy Day at the University of Georgia
Experience firsthand how wood and other organic materials generate energy through interactive exhibits developed by staff from the Bioenergy Science Center (BESC) in collaboration with the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS).
“Farming for Fuels” exhibits and lesson plans teach basic concepts such as the carbon cycle, how woody biomass, such as trees and grasses, can produce biofuels, and the technical and economic obstacles to a bio-based fuel economy.
A tractor-trailer scale mobile wood gasifier turns woody biomass into electricity on a small scale – on the spot. The mobile biomass gasifier comes to UGA as the final stop on a “whistle stop tour” across the Southeast.
UGA faculty and students will be on hand to guide visitors, including over 200 seventh grade students from Hilsman Middle School in Athens, through the activities.
Bioenergy Systems Research Institute (BSRI)
BioEnergy Science Center (BESC)
Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS)
Office of Service-Learning
More information: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org; 706/542-3430
Posted by The BioEnergy Science Center at 8:36 AM