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The Bioeconomy's Human Element

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher

Weston Eaton, postdoctoral research associate at Penn State University, presents Socio-cultural factors shaping landowner support for and willingness to plant bioenergy crops.Dr. Eaton's work examines renewable energy technology development from the perspective of people...

The Legal Landscape for the Clean Power Plan

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher

Presenter: Lara Fowler, Penn State Law, is a chapter author of “The Law and Policy of Biofuels” Hosted by: Northeast woody/warm season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio)* and the Clean Power Plan webinar seriesThis webinar will provide a brief recap of the U.S. Clean Power Plan...

Bioelectricity under the Clean Power Plan (CPP)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Carrie Annand, Vice President of External Affairs with the Biomass Power Association (BPA) This presentation focuses on the EPA's Clean Power Plan and various states' plans for including biomass to produce electricity. She will also look at policy factors...

Incorporating Traditional Forest Product Markets in CPP

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Greg Latta, University of Idaho This presentation focuses on the issue of baseline choice in evaluating the greenhouse gas (GHG) implications of biomass usage in energy generation. Baseline determination essentially involves some sort of modeling effort to...

Emissions Accounting for Biomass Under the Clean Power Plan

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Emily McGlynn, Senior Advisor at Forest Trends This presentation addresses the calculations in the EPA's Biogenic Emissions Accounting Framework, which recently completed a second round of review by the agency's Science Advisory Board. This will have ...

Counting Carbon in Bioenergy Systems-Opportunities and Challenges

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Peter Woodbury, Cornell University This presentation considers aspects of the carbon cycle critical for bioenergy carbon accounting in general. (The EPA accounting framework specifically will be addressed in the next session.) In addition to the carbon cycle,...

U.S. Carbon Policy Trends and Implications for the Biomass Industry

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenters: Jessie Stolark and Laura Small, Policy Associates with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is the keystone policy of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, an ambitious goal to cut economy wide greenhouse gas emissions in...

Biomass on the Farm: Staying Safe and Healthy

Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Douglas Schaufler

Presenter: Douglas Schaufler, Penn State University Research Associate and specialist in agricultural safety and health, agricultural machinery, fluid power, alternative fuels, edible oils, and biodiesel.Hosted by: Northeast woody/warm season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio)*This...

Converting hybrid poplar to biofuels: feedstock properties and conversion techniques

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

Presenters: Rick Gustafson, Renata Bura, and Fernando Resende, University of WashingtonHosted by: Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB)Woody biomass can be converted into a variety of biofuels and biochemical. Researchers at the University of Washington are fine-tuning ...

‘Woods-to-Wake’ Life Cycle Assessment of Residual Woody Biomass Based Jet-Fuel

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

Presenters: Indroneil Ganguly, Assistant Professor, Research, University of WashingtonHosted by: Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA)The residual woody biomass (a.k.a. harvest slash) produced during forest harvest operations in the Pacific Northwest, is generally ...

Using science to promote sustainable biofuels production in the southeastern United States

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm EDT

Please join us as we celebrate National Bioenergy Day by broadcasting live presentations from the University of Tennessee that will cover the latest research findings from scientists on the sustainability of biofuels production in the southeast. This webinar will cover ...

Developing the U.S. Bioeconomy within a global context

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT

Please join us as we celebrate National Bioenergy Day with live presentations / online broadcast from the University of Tennessee that will cover the latest research and findings from scientists on developing a bioeconomy within a global context.Presentation topics from...

The 2016 Billion-ton Report: Towards Commercialization

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Matthew Langholtz, Natural Resource & Environmental Economist, Oak RidgeNational LaboratoryHosted by: Southeast Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems (IBSS)The 2016 Billion-ton report (BT16) is third in series of reports evaluating potential...

Characterization of forest residuals for bio-jet fuel production

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Gevan Marrs, Feedstock Sourcing, NARAHosted by: Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA)Softwood feedstock samples collected throughout the Pacific Northwest have been characterized for carbohydrate, lignin, and extractives content. Some of the samples have...

Shrub Willow Establishment: Can cover crops play a role in weed and nutrient management?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher

Presenter: Eric Fabio, Cornell UniversityControlling weed competition is a critical component of shrub willow establishment due to low planting density and initially poor competitive ability. Recommendations formed in the US fifteen years ago stress the need for...