Liquid transportation fuels and the creation of a new renewable fuels industry sector touch stakeholders and a variety of different audiences in different ways. The Biofuels Center tailors its outreach to best meet the varying needs of groups as closely as possible.
The Center is staffed with subject-matter specialists selected to enable the Center to connect the various elements along the value chain as far as possible. For example, our Director of Farming, regularly speaks at Agricultural Extension meetings, to 4H students, and mans a booth at events like the Southern Farm Show. The same is true in areas like the environment, forestry, policy, industry, etc. Other ways in which the Center reaches out include:
The Biofuels Center site focused on the mission of creating a new sector
The Biofuels Wiki - an online biofuels encyclopedia
NC Biofuels - The hub for North Carolina's biofuels commmunity
NC Biofuels Facebook site - where North Carolinians can talk about renewable fuels
Biofuels Twitter - news about biofuels in this state and elsewhere in 140 characters
The Biofuels Headline - a free monthly newsletter reaching several thousand readers
Podcasts - interviews with experts on a wide range of topics that can be streamed on this site or downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player
School Visits - Click on the menu to the left for outreach to middle and high schools
Webinars - The Biofuels Center particpates in webinars. An example is one conducted by NC BioNetwork on biofuels basics. It can be watched on their site at this link.
Events and conferences - Biofuels Center staff attend or have booths at targeted events such as the Sustainable Energy Conference, Military Business Conference, the Fuel Ethanol Workshop, and others.