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Institute for a Secure & Sustainable Environment (ISSE)


Methane: The Bridge to Energy & Environmental Security (MBEES)

conceptual model for methane centerThe vision of ISSE's new Methane Center is to integrate across science, engineering, and business models to create a broad conceptual understanding of CH4 (methane) as a driver of ecosystem processes and services, and to use this understanding to create a lifecycle assessment framework for environmentally sustainable generation, management, and utilization of CH4.

Its mission is to provide a continuum of fundamental and technological research advances and training in CH4 environmental science leading to a cohort of young engineers and scientists dedicated to effective communication of meaningful scientific findings to inform and stimulate the public, and provide structured rationale for economic and environmental policy decisions and regulations.


Read the Time Magazine article: U.S. Fracking is About to Transform the Global Energy Market



Methane: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Presentation by Terry Hazen


Methane Center Publications

Methane Director

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					Dr. Terry HazenDr. Terry Hazen directs the Methane Center. He is a UT/ORNL Governor's Chair Professor with appointments in UT's Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dept. of Microbiology, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Genome Science and Technology, the Center for Environmental Biotechnology, and the Bredesen Center

Phone: (865) 974-7709

Read about Methane Center Staff: Research Associates, Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Students & Student Assistants