The University of Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon, Genera Energy and additional partners have received $4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office to explore feedstock supply and logistical issues in the quest for low-cost, high-quality bioenergy.
The harvest is part of a five-year $15 million multi-disciplinary research and development effort funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reduce barriers to the development of the Southeastern bioeconomy.
PrecisionHawk and Genera Energy have partnered to develop new analysis algorithms specific to improving the efficiency and quality of sustainable biomass crop production and distribution. The algorithms will convert raw aerial imagery collected by drones and satellites into an actionable report for biomass crop farmers.
Sam Jackson, vice president of business development for Genera Energy, a recognized leader in biomass feedstock innovation and supply chain advancements, will be a featured speaker at the 2015 National Advanced Biofuels Conference October 26-28 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Standing amid more than a dozen types of biomass energy crops towering over a unique energy garden, a local research and education leader, Dr. David E. Millhorn, was honored for his contributions to building a renewable, bio-based economy in Tennessee.