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2024 MASBio Summer Scholars Program - Undergraduate Research Internship

We are accepting applications for 5 MASBio Undergrad Research Internships for our 2024 Summer Scholars program at Virginia Tech University. The application deadline is December 8th, 2023.

To learn more about the project positions and how to apply, please click on the following links:

Post-doctoral associate to begin August 1, 2023. 

Details below:

Post-doctoral vacancy announcement

2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship at U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory is seeking a university student who at minimum is entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate coursework (completed 60-90 credits) in chemistry, biology, or a related field to conduct chemical characterization of bioenergy crops as part of the MASBio project. Student must have knowledge of the MASBio project. The student will use bench scale wet chemistry analytical techniques, spectroscopic analysis instrumentation, and elemental analysis instrumentation. Student will be able to articulate and apply chemistry principles learned in the classroom to bioenergy research and develop work competencies in the fields of bioenergy, chemistry, and biology. Student will be able to develop practical skills in a real-world context and gain self-understanding, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills while working with a team of interdisciplinary researchers. Student will be mentored in a team environment and have the opportunity to discuss education and career options as well as develop professional relationships with a team of interdisciplinary researchers.

This internship would be for a 10-16 week duration with a flexible start date depending on the student’s term schedule. The intern for this position will apply through our internship program This page also gives some basic information on compensation, housing, etc. Based on this position description our intern specialists will compile a list of candidates that meet the requirements listed.

 Interested students may contact Rachel Emerson, Research Scientist at Bioenergy Feedstock Technologies, INL:

2022 MASBio Annual Meeting, August 8 - 10


Postdoc Opportunity: MASBio Supply Chain Modeling

We are happy to announce a new MASBio Postdoctoral Research Fellow position focused on supply chain modeling for MASBio Task 2: Biomass Harvest, Logistics and Supply Chain Modeling ( ). The announcement with detailed information is available here: MASBio Post-Doc Position Description. Candidates can apply here:

Qualified candidates should apply before August 15, 2021.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will lead the design, development, optimization and dissemination of feedstock supply models for the MASBio region. The position is hosted by Colorado State University and the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, with multiple locations offered for possible duty stations. The Postdoc will work closely with other MASBio team members who are responsible for biomass harvest and logistics, supply chain modeling, techno-economic analysis, and life cycle assessment.

For more information about the position, potential candidates can contact me at or by phone at (970) 219-2659, or they can also contact Dr. Yu Wei, Professor in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at CSU at

SUNY ESF receives USDA Grant: Biomass Products will Reinvigorate Abandoned Land

"SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), as a member of a mid-Atlantic consortium, has received $630,000 over five years from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop biomass systems and products with the potential to put abandoned lands and people back to work.”

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News from the Forest Products Laboratory: $10 Million Grant Awarded for Biomass Consortium'

"The project, “Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Biomass for Value-added Products Consortium (MASBio)” was awarded $10 million over five years to deliver a sustainable and economically feasible biomass for value-added products system in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States."

View Story : $10 Million Grant Awarded for Biomass Consortium

WVU researchers leading $10 million sustainable biomass to value-added bioproducts project

"Led by Jingxin Wang, professor of wood science and technology in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, MASBio will leverage research, education and extension strategies for increasing utilization of available resources in the Mid-Atlantic region."

View Story : WVU researchers leading $10 million sustainable biomass to value-added bioproducts project

MASBio is sponsored by:

  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • West Virginia University
  • ESF
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Penn State
  • USDA
  • UAS
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia State University
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison