CRC-CABLE Bioeconomy Workshop

Mar 28, 2018, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The sustainable use of America’s abundant biomass resources can bring economic, social, and environmental benefits. By increasing the use of renewable plant materials and waste feedstocks for biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower, the bioeconomy sector has the potential to stimulate job growth and economic opportunities in numerous industries, support a secure, renewable energy future, and contribute to improved environmental quality.

To address the above concerns, in 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture announced a new project to create a nationwide organization of universities and industries to train the future workforce in the bioeconomy industry. And thus, the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE) was born – a project led by the Ohio State University in partnership with 19 other colleges and universities, including the University of Tennessee!

The Center for Renewable Carbon (CRC) at UT’s Institute of Agriculture is an internationally recognized leader in the development of new and/or improved bioenergy sources, biorefinery processes, bioproducts, and biomaterials that coordinates the science, knowledge transfer, and workforce training required to develop a sustainable and economically viable bioeconomy.

The CRC and CABLE invite you to the 1stCRC-CABLE Bioeconomy seminar - Our bioeconomy in East Tennessee. As society and industries continue to seek more sustainable alternatives, biobased technologies will increasingly play an important role in future economies. UT students, professors, staff, and the general public are invited to interact with a panel of experts in research, education, entrepreneurship, and career development in the bioeconomy sector of East Tennessee.