The SEED Center

Resource Center

Instructions

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

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.

Overview

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 to AACC members
  • 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.


Professional Development Resources: SAE International

SAE International provides training and education materials for the automotive industry for both Online (E-Learning) and Classroom use. For alternative transportation and fuels, view their events for Fuels and Energy Sources as well as Power and Propulsion.


Clean Fuels, Vehicles, & Technologies

This information covers a variety of different clean energy technolgies for vehicles, their benefits and properties, vehicle technology, vehicle choices, fueling infrastructure, safety, and resources and incentives. The Clean Transportation Education Project (CTEP) was an initiative that delivered 36 workshops across the United States in 4 subject areas: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Natural Gas and Propane, Fuel Economy/Idle Reduction (Including Electric & Hybrid Vehicles). These resources have been reviewed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and are in the public domain for use by educators in this field.


Propane Autogas – 2011 (CTEP)

Presented at the Discovery Center in Kansas City, Missouri on March 15, 2011, this presentation covers oil supply, emissions and greenhouse gasses, energy density of fuels, where and what propane is, its benefits and properties, vehicle technology, fueling infrastructure, and safety. The Clean Transportation Education Project (CTEP) was an initiative that delivered 36 workshops across the United States in 4 subject areas: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Natural Gas and Propane, Fuel Economy/Idle Reduction (Including Electric & Hybrid Vehicles). These resources have been reviewed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and are in the public domain for use by educators in this field.


Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

PERC carries out programs, projects, and activities in safety practices, training, and research and development. Its Research and Innovation section offers a free newsletter on industry news, innovative new technology, and research studies.


Report – U.S. Biofuels Industry: Mind the Gap

This report from 2010 provides an objective view of the evolving biofuels industry and many of its key participants. It is the second “Year in Review” report created for use by an intended audience of industry, investor, policy makers and regulator stakeholders.


Report – 2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry

The report examines the nation’s capacity to produce a billion dry tons of biomass resources annually for energy uses without impacting other vital U.S. farm and forest products, such as food, feed, and fiber crops. The study provides industry, policymakers, and the agricultural community with county-level data and includes analyses of current U.S. feedstock capacity and the potential for growth in crops and agricultural products for clean energy applications.


Report – 90-Billion Gallon Biofuel Deployment Study

Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors’ R&D Center conducted a joint biofuels systems analysis project. Known as the “90-Billion Gallon Biofuel Deployment Study,” the purpose of the project was to assess the feasibility, implications, limitations, and enablers of large-scale production of biofuels in the United States.


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 the study suggests, it is pertinent to connect the dots in order to capitalize on market potential. While the data is about Minnesota, the conceptual frame and strategies can be useful to other states.


Report – Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy in 2022

This report examines how meeting the RFS-2 would affect various key components of the U.S. economy. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) calls for a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2), which mandates that the United States increase the volume of biofuel that is blended into transportation fuel from 9 billion gallons in 2008 to 36 billion gallons by 2022.


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