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Newsletter Vol 13      MAy 2018
Biochar

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Residuals & Biosollids
Study of biochar effects on fescue continues
Continuing biochar research is being conducted in Wilson County, TN, by University of Tennessee scientists on biochar produced at the Lebanon Gasification Plant. Pictured here are volunteer mower Debbie Joines (left), Ruth Correll (UT Extension agent), Dr. Sindhu Jagadamma (Assistant Professor, UT), Manuel Sabbagh (MS Student, Jagadamma Lab), Surendra Singh (PhD Student, Jagadamma Lab), Shikha Singh (PhD Student, Jagadamma Lab), Xiuwen Li (MS Student, Jagadamma Lab), and Dr. Forbes Walker (Associate Professor, UT). This team from UT Knoxville is studying the effects of different concentrations of biochar on a fescue field and were here in May to harvest the fescue and take soil samples. 

Environmental Leader Names Two from Tennessee to EL75 List
Two Wilson County energy professionals have been named to the prestigious 2018 Environmental Leader 75 (EL75) list because of their work with the Lebanon Gasification Initiative. This year’s inductees include Lynda Hogue, Carlex aftermarket distribution manager, and Lincoln Young, director of recycling and sustainability at Rockwood Recycling. 
Public Works Week May 20-26 
“The Power of Public Works” theme for the 2018 National Public Works Week (May 20-26) poster gives voice to the impact the many facets of public works have on modern civilization. From providing clean water to disposing of solid waste, to building roads and bridges or planning for and implementing mass transit, to removing snow on roadways or devising emergency management strategies to meet natural or manmade disasters, public works services determine a society’s quality of life. Let’s thank our public works employees for all that they do. This year’s poster honors the vital contribution public works professionals make every day to communities all across North America, and it invites the public to celebrate their quiet dedication and indispensable influence on our way of life.

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