Illinois Offering Bioenergy Masters Degree

John Davis

Knowledge is power, and the folks at the University of Illinois are giving a new crop of students the power they’ll need in the fields of bioenergy… biodiesel and ethanol.

The Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research (CABER) on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus is offering the first new master’s degree in bioenergy approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education, a masters level degree program. This podcast from BioFuels Journal has more information.

blaschekDr. Hans Blaschek, director of the CABER explains the degree will provide a professional science master’s degree program.

“We have tailored it to provide students with some flexibility in being able to pick from a number of areas of bioenergy which could include policy but certainly could include the technical side as well.”

Blaschek says the university already has more than 100 faculty members on campus with plenty of knowledge and experience in bioenergy he thinks will turn into a first-class degree. Enrollment is going on now with classes set to begin this fall.

Pretty interesting podcast from our friends at BioFuels Journal. While you’re out there looking for interesting podcasts on renewable energy, don’t forget you can also subscribe to the DomesticFuel Cast here.

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