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Auburn University offers new degree in natural resource management

AUBURN – Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences has added a new degree, a bachelor’s in natural resource management, to its current program. The degree joins the school’s existing degree programs in forestry, wildlife ecology and management, wildlife pre-veterinary medicine and forest engineering.

“The addition of this degree fills the needs of students who wish to pursue an outdoor career outside of our current cornerstone majors in wildlife sciences and forestry,” said Greg Somers, associate dean of education in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. “We are very happy to add this choice to our other majors and thank the faculty, employers, staff and students who worked to make this degree a reality.”

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Auburn hosting sixth annual Alabama Renewable Energy Conference

AUBURN – Auburn University is bringing together national and international renewable energy experts for the sixth annual Alabama Renewable Energy Conference Nov. 17-18 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.

“We will have experts from the Southeast as well as a guest speaker from Germany to discuss that country’s renewable energy innovations,” said Larry Fillmer, executive director of Auburn’s Natural Resources Management & Development Institute, which is cosponsoring the event with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

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Auburn University selects PureVision technology for biorefining initiative

AUBURN – Auburn University’s Natural Resources Management & Development Institute and PureVision Technology Inc. have entered into a collaborative agreement in which PureVision is providing a continuous biomass fractionation process development unit to Auburn for use in research and technology commercialization initiatives.

The unit rapidly converts cellulosic biomass into sugars and lignin for making many biobased products including biofuels and industrial chemicals. It will be used by Auburn’s Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts and will be located in newly renovated space in the existing Forest Products Laboratory on the Auburn University campus. It also will be available for interdisciplinary collaborative programs to advance biomass research programs.

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Alabama’s land-grant universities teaming up in bioenergy research

AUBURN – An Alabama agricultural land-grant alliance of three Alabama universities has been awarded a USDA Grand Challenge Award for its proposal to help move the nation toward bioenergy.

Auburn University’s Natural Resources Management and Development Institute and its Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts, in collaboration with Alabama A&M University and Tuskegee University, submitted “Partnerships: The Pathway to a Vibrant Bioeconomy for Alabama” to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “25x’25 Alliance” competition. The USDA’s goal is to develop technology and plans that could help provide 25 percent of the country’s energy from renewable resources by the year 2025.

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