Education Directory

Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) Namibian campus is a center of research for applied science to conserve biodiversity and benefit farmers. The CCF Biomass Technology Demonstration Center (BTDC) operates a vertically-integrated wood briquette factory (BUSHBLOK®) and investigates other ways to add value to the sustainable harvest of Namibia’s thickened thornbush. Projects include animal feed, biochar, barbecue wood, compost, wood pelleting, torrefaction, and electricity production via gasification. We are a founding member of the Namibian Biomass Industry Group.

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Dickinson College Farm

The Dickinson College Farm has been conducting small-scale biogas system R&D since 2008. Currently we operate a 1000-gal pilot scale digester for cooking gas production, and are in the process of scaling up to a full mix concrete digester with 50 kW grid-connected CHP electricity generation, scheduled to come online in 2024. We also maintain a suite of small lab-scale digesters of our own design for research and education purposes. Education services include tours of the digester facilities, teacher support for lab exercises, and a number of popular videos on youtube - linked at our biogas blog at

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The Evergreen Foundation/Evergreen Magazine

Evergreen is nonprofit forestry education foundation that produces educational science-based content in the form of our website, publications, media, and books. CONSULTING/EDITING/PUBLISHING Evergreen offers consulting services to create books, educational materials, and various article and periodical publications. We have our own publishing and printing process and are available for a variety of projects. Evergreen also offers consultations to explore key issues through public speaking engagements, grassroots tools and solutions to issues regarding forest-to-community-health, public land and policy issues, stewardship, and video reports and features related to current forestry topics. PUBLIC SPEAKING Evergreen founder, Jim Petersen has a reputation for dynamic, thoughtful public presentations. As a writer and journalist he takes the time to create a new speech for every client group.. Jim brings a lifetime of stories and wisdom to his work and personalizes his speeches to reflect the theme of the gathering and the personality of his audience. Managing Director, Julia Petersen brings a lifetime of work in advocacy and human services to her public speaking. Her focus is on energizing ourselves through the work we do, and laying the groundwork for change – now and for future generations. REPORTING We can tell your story with a publication, a series, a social media campaign, or a book. MEDIATION Evergreen has a long history of problem solving environmental issues at the local, state, and national level through the application of creative mediation techniques that are personalized – specifically chosen to match to the issues and the parties involved. COMMUNITY ACTION AND EDUCATION With over 70 years of collective experience, Evergreen is well positioned to assist with community education and grassroots activities as it relates to forest education, wildfire, forest management across landscapes, and the issues that face many communities within the Wildland Urban Interface. Contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] to discuss how Evergreen can help you.

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The University Of Tennessee-Center For Renewable Carbon

The Center for Renewable Carbon, in the University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of new and/or improved bioenergy sources, biorefinery processes and biomaterials which offers unique resources with the focus on production and characterization of biofuels, biochemicals, and bioproducts. The Center for Renewable Carbon coordinates science, knowledge transfer, and trains the workforce required to develop a sustainable and economically viable bioeconomy.

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