UTIA was well represented at the Circular Bioeconomy Systems (CBS) Day & ASABE annual international meeting held July 9-12 in Omaha, NE. UT AgResearch was a Gold Sponsor of the CBS day. The ASABE AIM attracted over 1,700 attendees across the world.
ASABE presents a forum to expand awareness of current industry trends, promote and acknowledge innovations in design and technology, and provide opportunities for professional development – all with a focus on the economic, political, and societal impacts facing the industry.
CBS Day (Circular Bioeconomy Systems) is developing innovative partnerships and systems to move toward the vision of a healthy planet driven by vibrant, sustainable circular bioeconomy systems producing plentiful food, feed, forest products, and renewable resources.
Several faculty and staff were recognized at the conference. Lori Duncan co-chaired the workshop on Assessing Circular Bioeconomy Systems with Life Cycle Assessment and Techno-Economic Analysis, in which Andrea Ludwig presented a talk. A team of four students received third place for the Gunlogson “Flow and Sediment Suspension Sampler” project. The team included Seth Chaney, Matt Gehosky, Leah Johnston, and Savannah Roth. Only Roth traveled to Omaha to represent the team. A second team of four students received second place for the AGCO “Pot-in-pot extracting robot (PIPER).” The team included Cam McReynolds, Robert Cowan, Darlene Player, and Bailey Millsap. Only Player was not able to travel to Omaha. Julie Carrier received the 2023 James R. and Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership award.