FUELSMART II: A Biofuel Education Outreach Tool

The project is designed to (1) prepare Extension educators with a research-based critically-reviewed package of information that is ready for electronic presentation and distribution to meet the growing need for sustainable biofuels knowledge in their communities and to (2) provide a new cellulosic ethanol biofuels electronic knowledge base package targeting grades 7-12 that, is aligned with state learning standards, is easily updated and expanded, and is delivered using interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology. IWB is a highly engaging and interactive computerized version of the "chalkboard" entering United States, European and Mexican K-12 classrooms at a rapid pace. Extension educators and school teachers urgently need information about sustainability and biofuels. The project's approach is to develop a general-public electronic biofuels knowledge base package, aligned with state learning standards for grades 7-12, and in a format that is immediately useable by teachers and Extension educators. The six cellulosic ethanol module topics are: 1) The Importance of Sustainability; 2) Feedstock development of the Cellulosic Ethanol pathways; 3) Transport, storage and pretreatment challenges; 4) Chemical and biological conversion; 5) Distribution to markets; and 6) Challenges in Science and Engineering - Career Opportunities. The modules will be presented and tested with partner schools and with selected field crop producers in Oneida County, New York to obtain feedback for improvement prior to release.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County

  • Principal Investigators:

    Wrege, Mary

  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25228

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572257
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Northeast Sun Grant Institute
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:01AM