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During Bioenergy Day @ UGA, Hilsman and Coile middle school students explored hands-on demonstrations about producing renewable energy from biological sources. Photo by Amy Ware.

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Bioenergy Day @ UGA

Athens-Clarke County middle-school students explore renewable energy and connect with UGA

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Debra Mohnen & Eastern Cottonwood

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Turning Trees into Fuel

Manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth.

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Pine Tree Genome is Largest Genome Ever Sequenced

The genome of the most commercially important tree species in the US has been sequenced for the first time, producing what researchers report as the largest genome sequence completed to date.

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As our nation looks to plants to satisfy its growing energy demands, University of Georgia researchers are searching for answers to both long-term and near-term research questions associated with bioenergy production.

Bioenergy Systems Research Institute (BSRI) unites the University’s legacies in agriculture, forestry, environmental science and engineering with its strengths in carbohydrate science, genetics and microbiology to provide a scientific and practical foundation to support an economic and sustainable bioenergy future.