Posts Tagged ‘biodiesel

Sunflower Harvest

August 20, 2012

The Clemson Biosystems Engineering program just pulled off a harvest from our organic sunflower energy crop. These flowers were produced sustainably without the use of pesticide or herbicide. Nutrients for this plot were supplied from the cover crop of nitrogen fixating field peas which supplied about 70 units of nitrogen per acre. Additional nutrient came […]

Black Soldier Fly Digesters – Converting food wastes into feed, fuel and fertilizer

May 3, 2012

Scalable Biosystems for Sustainable Energy Production Introduction: Concerns over rising energy demands and dependence on fossil fuels have led to a great deal of research into renewable energy.  While sources like wind and solar show great potential for electricity generation, there will also be a need for renewable sources of liquid and solid fuels for […]

Integrated BioRefining – Student Spotlight

April 26, 2012

This semester, through the creative inquiry program at Clemson University, we’ve focused on the use of waste streams as feedstock for production of energy, energy crops, and value added co-products.  Dr. Terry Walker and myself have mentored more than 30 students this semester with hands on applications of key biosystems engineering principles. As we continue research […]

Snow Creek Farms Canola

March 29, 2012

Snow Creek Farms Canola

Canola as far as the eye can see in Statesville, NC

Thanks Brioso

November 9, 2011

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to managers Christie and Tyler from Brioso. We had about 40 faculty, staff and students come out over the course of the night to dine at Brioso. We loved the food, and we love that you folks have partnered with us. As our program continues to grow, […]

Algae Farming 101

October 25, 2011

By: Shwetha Sivakaminathan and Lauren Harroff Last week we had the opportunity to attend a workshop at the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae located at the University of Texas in Austin. Algae include a very diverse range of organisms with differing sizes, shapes, colors and structural components. Microalgae fall into two broad categories: Cyanobacteria or Blue-green […]

Biosystems Engineers Do It in the Dark!

October 11, 2011