New Paper Published & EBI Energy Farm Visit

My research group’s newest paper, entitled “Lifecycle greenhouse gas implications of US national scenarios for cellulosic ethanol production” is now published in Environmental Research Letters.  I also had the exciting opportunity to visit the EBI Energy Farm in Illinois.  Since my last visit in 2009, they have built a permanent facility for experimentalists working out in the field, planted woody biomass test plots, and planted test plots of mixed prairie grasses, among other activities.

Upcoming Teaching/Lecture Schedule

I will be guest lecturing in Prof. Arpad Horvath’s UC Berkeley graduate course entitled Civil Systems and the Environment on Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 11am in 534 Davis.  I have also committed to teaching a Transportation Sustainability workshop on Saturday, October 22nd for the University of California Extension.  Information for those interested in enrolling can be found here.


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ESW Webinar

I will be presenting my research to the national chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World via webinar today.  The organization’s calendar of events can be accessed here.  Slides are available online, but are password-protected.