Dimensions magazine features Creative Discovery Museum, BESC collaboration Farming for Fuels program
July 11, 2014 — The Farming for Fuels program developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) and the Creative Discovery Museum (CDM) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was featured in Dimensions magazine.
More than just food for koalas: Genetic analysis of eucalyptus yields insight into tree’s potential for fuel, fiber
July 11, 2014 — From antiseptic oils to the construction of didgeridoos, the traditional Australian Aboriginal wind instrument, the eucalyptus tree serves myriad purposes, accounting for its status as one of the world’s most widely planted hardwood trees.
UGA, ORNL research team engineers microbes for the direct conversion of biomass to fuel
July 11, 2014 — New research from the University of Georgia (UGA) and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) has overcome a major hurdle to cost-effective biofuel production by enabling the direct conversion of switchgrass to fuel.
High-performance computing accelerates advanced engine development
July 11, 2014 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Dean Edwards and a crosscutting team leveraging expertise in computational science and engine and emissions-control technologies are working with Ford Motor Company to develop and demonstrate a method for identifying the impact of engine parameters that promote combustion instability in spark-ignition engines.
ORNL research informs new EPA emissions standards
July 11, 2014 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a streamlined method for determining vehicle emissions that will impact every new certification when upcoming US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 standards take effect in 2017, aiming to improve air quality and public health.