Ethanol Potential from Food Waste Studied at Penn State

One opportunity, recently studied by Penn State professor Ali Demirci (chair of the RESS program) is the potential for producing bioethanol from potato waste - a promising feedstock for producing renewable fuel without the need for expensive pretreatment processes.  To learn more, visit


Call for Papers - RESS Symposium Paper Competition

Call for Papers – RESS Student Paper Competition

All RESS students are invited to enter a class project in the RESS Student Paper Competition.  Three finalists will be chosen to deliver a 10-minute presentation of their paper at the symposium on July 27, 2017.  Group projects are permitted, but only one person is needed to represent the group.  The top entry will be awarded a prize.  Submit your paper, via email, to no later than April 30, 2016. 

RESS Open House and Reception

Attention Penn State Undergrads: Open House and Reception Penn State’s Online Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Master's Program

April 20, 2017
135 Reber Building
5:30 - 7:30 pm
refreshments served

Are you interested in working in the renewable energy and sustainability sector? Are you hoping to continue your Penn State studies after you graduate and begin your job?

Inaugural RESS Symposium a Success

RESS students and faculty gathered recently for the first annual RESS Symposium, held on July 27th at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.   
In addition to some beautiful summer weather, the event featured tours of local solar, wind, sustainability, and bioenergy projects, as well as presentations from RESS faculty on recent developments in their area of study.   

Bioenergy Supply Chain Contest

RESS Students (especially those in the Bioenergy option) - here's an interesting opportunity coming from BiofuelNet Canada:

Mobilisation of forest biomass for the production of bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts: Contest for Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP)

A joint initiative of BioFuelNet Canada and the International Energy Agency Bioenergy - Task 43


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