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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

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How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Presentation – Biofuels and the Energy-Water Nexus

In this data-loaded presentation, Ron Pate of Sandia National Laboratory looks at algae economics in the context of restrictions imposed on biofuels production by water supply sustainability concerns. This is an excellent overview of the state of aquifers and the water intensity of biofuels.

October 14, 2011

Diesel Technology Forum

The Diesel Technology Forum is an industry-based forum that highlights cleaner technology for diesel engines. View their resources for multiple case studies, state fact sheets, and other information for policymakers and educators.

Biodiesel Magazine

A monthly trade journal dedicated to coverage of biodiesel news, events and information relevant to the global industry. With editorial focus on U.S. and international methyl ester manufacturing, trade, distribution and markets, Biodiesel Magazine also provides insight into feedstock and market share competition from the non-ester renewable diesel sector. Online site could be used to […]

Report (US Government Accounting Office) – Biofuels: Potential Effects and Challenges of Requ…

This report provides an overview of what is occurring the industries of biofuels and what policies could help the industries move forward. It includes the environmental impacts of biofuel production, a look at cellulosic ethanol and comments from multiple federal agencies.

DOE – EERE: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC)

The US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) is a comprehensive clearinghouse of data, publications, tools, and information related to advanced transportation technologies. The AFDC hosts more than 3,000 documents, interactive tools that help fleets and consumers make transportation decisions, and a wealth of […]

Biofuels Programs by State

This website list and describes biofuels education programs.

National Algae Association

The National Algae Association assists “algaepreneurs” in creating commercial-scale algae production plants in the US using American research and equipment. This site includes an Algae Production Certification Program that teaches all aspects of algae production which is a two-semester program implemented at the community college level.

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica)

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) is a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, sustainable and profitable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or hydrogen. 

List of Biofuel Studies

A spreadsheet that details a series of studies outlining the impact of biofuels on the green jobs economy.

Report – Biobased Products: Minnesota’s Opportunity and Challenge

As the interest and use of biobased products grows, so do the opportunities and challenges. According to a recent report sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota’s fundamental strengths in agriculture, biofuels and innovation may hold the key to the state’s potential for leadership in this emerging economy although, as […]

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