Monthly Archives: October 2014

Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework

I had a chat with Virginia Dale of ORNL during the 2014 IBSS Annual Meeting poster session about the challenges of sharing research data online.

Virginia recommended I check out the new Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) developed at ORNL.

She suggested it might be a good option for long term management of research products produced by IBSS scientists.

Examples of data that can be archived and shared on the KDF include "data sets, publications, and models," types of information that were well-represented at the poster session last night.

I asked Virginia to put me in contact with the team lead working on the Bioenergy KDF to learn more.

This interests me in terms of short and long term options for communicating the good work that IBSS is doing and some ways to share the partnership’s data and message with stakeholders.

Thanks,

Tanner

From: Jessel, Tanner Monroe Sent: Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:03 AM
To: dalevh at ornl.gov
Cc: Davis, Miriam; McCord, Jessica
Subject: Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Contact?

Hi Virginia,

During the poster session for the IBSS 2014 Annual Meeting on UT Campus last night, you and I chatted a bit about the Bioenergy KDF as a potential repository for research data produced by IBSS. This morning during your presentation, I followed the link to your CBES website, where I followed the link to the interactive KDF website at <https://bioenergykdf.net/>.

I mentioned I thought I’d seen a highlight of the KDF on the IBSS web site; here’s where I saw it: http://www.se-ibss.org/about/extension-projects/

I’m very interested in the possibility of using KNB as a long term archival and information discovery service to better integrate data research products produced via the IBSS partnership. ​

In particular, I am excited to see an Application Programming Interface which could possibly be used to pull in KNB-hosted IBSS data for display on an IBSS web page or web app.

I wonder if you might be so kind as to put me in touch with Budhendra Bhaduri to perhaps begin looking at how we might leverage the KNB’s infrastructure to manage and disseminate IBSS data products for the long term?

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

renewablecarbon.tennessee.edu

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)
tjessel@utk.edu

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Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance Contacts?

From: Jessel, Tanner Monroe

Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 10:52 AM
To: Rials, Timothy G
Subject: Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance Contacts?

Hi Dr. Rials,

Since I’m new to materials science this is news to me – but I wanted to point out a potential industry/investor partner for IBSS.

I thought this was relevant to the discussion Steve Taylor presented on yesterday arising from the logistics and breakout session for extension and outreach.

I came across this news article concerning the "Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance," a partnership among some consumer products industry leaders including Nike, Coca Cola, and Ford Motor Co.

http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20140611/NEWS/140619983/bioplastics-alliance-looks-to-guide-supply-chain

​It looks like they are presently focusing on sugar cane and Brazil.

​I do hope the BFA is aware of the feedstock work going on in the Southeastern U.S. via IBSS. Do you know of any outreach that’s been done to link these brands to IBSS? The brands might serve as a key link between IBSS and the investors and venture capitalists Taylor’s group talked about reaching out to yesterday.

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

renewablecarbon.tennessee.edu

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)
tjessel@utk.edu

ORNL 3D Environment Research Applicable to IBSS Work

At the closing of yesterday’s Southeast Integrated Biomass Supply Systems partnership annual meeting, I shared a piece of information with Virginia Dale of Oak Ridge National Laboratories Bioenergy Sustainability Group concerning a talk presented by a researcher from ORNL working on 3D virtual environments for data visualization.

Basically, a researcher at ORNL is testing education materials presented via a video game style immersive environment.

Virginia asked me to forward her the details of that talk. I’m optimistic she’ll start a conversation with the research group working on 3D educational environments. I think it could be useful for the education and outreach component – particularly with the availability of virtual reality gaming equipment headsets like the Oculus Rift and Playstation Morpheus headsete.

As I mentioned to Virginia in the message I’m forwarding below, the immediately accessible platform for 3D virtual environments is Google Earth, which is compatible with some existing spatial data formats commonly used in research applications.

First IBSS 2014 Presentation Now Online

Hi Jessica,

Thanks. I generated some descriptive metadata for the presentations today to prepare for publishing to the site Monday.​

I’m thinking to try and post Miriam’s suggested format for presentations so people could potentially grab a citation off of the IBSS site.

Question:

I think I may be missing two presentations from the flash drive.

First one I feel sure I am missing:

Oct 8 -1:30 Steve Taylor – Feedstock Production and Logistics 2

The second one I am not entirely sure if I am missing, or if it was just one of Leslie Body’s presentations:

Oct 9 – 2:00 Bill Hubbard – Crosscutting E20 Activities, Accomplishments, and Plans

I think it might be the one on the Flash Drive "Leslie_IBSS_annual_meeting_2014" that is titled "Education, Extension & Outreach (E2O) Efforts in Support of IBSS."

Wanted to confirm that suspicion with you first though.

Anyway I am feeling confident I don’t have the Steve Taylor presentation, so if you have a copy of Steve’s presentation you could forward to me in an e-mail, I’d appreciate it.

Thanks,

Tanner

Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

renewablecarbon.tennessee.edu

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)
tjessel@utk.edu