News & Events

TIMBR investigators are frequently published in technical journals and news publications and regularly speak at technical symposia and events. Use this page to learn more about their recent and past discoveries.

Recent News & Publications

UMass has partnered with Aston University (UK), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China), University of Kentucky, and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to develop the Global Bioenergy, Biofuels and Biorefining Network: GB3-Net.
The new multilateral university partnerships are created by the Global Innovation Initiative, a program funded by the U.S. and UK governments to foster multilateral research collaboration with higher education institutions in Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. The goals of this joint effort between the U.S. and UK are to raise the bar for international collaboration while developing a new cadre of globally-savvy individuals, enhancing global research capacity, strengthening higher education institutional cooperation, and promoting the benefits of multilateral partnerships.

ReCommunity Holdings is currently sponsoring several research projects representing a unique collaboration of chemical engineering and life sciences researchers at a single institution.  They are investigating how to design select constituents from municipal solid waste that address the specific feedstock requirements for energy industry sectors.  The scope of work will advance the learning of the engineering of feed stocks for the most efficient production of sustainable energy / transportation fuels / industrial chemicals and customization of additives to reduce the emissions of electric power plants that currently rely on conventional energy resources (like coal). 

A proposal by five TIMBR investigators, in collaboration with colleagues at UC Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Washington State University, was selected as one of 60 cutting-edge research projects aimed at dramatically improving how the U.S. produces and uses energy.