Argonne presented with USGBC-IL award
George Norek, Devin Hodge and Mike Dunn (left to right) accepted the USGB-IL award on behalf of Argonne National Laboratory.
On May 23, Argonne received the U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter’s Intent to Matter award in the Outstanding Large Organization category. The award recognizes an organization that has made significant strides to reduce its environmental footprint or improve the environment in a substantial way. This is the Illinois chapter’s eighth annual award celebration. More than 75 nominations were received this year.
Posted May 24, 2013
Project is examining biomass farm viability
By Tom Doran, AgriNews — A unique large-scale and diverse research farm has literally returned to its roots. The Prairie Farm project, located on a square-mile section south of Brookings, South Dakota, is demonstrating how smaller farms can make a sustained and earned living from products produced on restored grassland while protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
“The farm was converted from cropland to grassland over the last five years,” Vance Owens, South Dakota State University alternative energy research and plant science faculty member, said at the recent Bioenergy Crops In Central Illinois event, hosted by Argonne National Laboratory. Read more.
Posted May 22, 2013