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Status and Potential Future of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Speaker: Zander Evans, The Forest GuildHost: Mike Jacobson, Penn State, NEWBio Dr. Evans will present a comprehensive review of existing biomass harvesting guidelines from Maine to South Carolina, to demonstrate commonalities across regions and some important...

Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of sustainably produced poplar-based biofuels

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST

Producing fuels from poplar wood grown on bioenergy farms must be economically viable and environmentally sound to be sustainable. Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest will present two research programs designed to assess the sustainability of poplar-based biofuel...

Wood and Biomass Pellets for Regional and Global Energy

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by David DeVallance

Presenter: David DeVallance, University of West Virginia Wood pellets have been a growing component of the bioenergy industry in the Northeast United States, and continue to expand as local and international markets develop. Join Dr. Devallance as he discusses the process...

Growing green energy: Poplar as a short rotation bioenergy crop

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenters: Brian Stanton, Rick Stonex, Richard Shuren, and Bruce Summers from Greenwood Resources, Inc. Hybrid poplars are the fastest growing trees in the temperate zone. It is not surprising then that the United States Departments of Agriculture and Energy have...

Renewable Energy from Woody Biomass and Shrub Willow

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenters: Mike Buckley and Sara Boggess – ReEnergy Holdings; Tim Volk – SUNY ESF; Robert McDonough – Celtic Energy Farm Sustainable sources of woody biomass are being used by ReEnergy Holdings to generate renewable power and heat in northern NY. A portion of the wood...

Health Impacts of Wood Combustion: State of the Science and Policy Opportunities; NEWBio Webinar

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Presenters: Polly Hoppin, ScD, Research Professor and Program Director Molly Jacobs, MPH, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager School of Health and Environment; Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, University of Massachusetts, Lowell This webinar will review...

The Future of Residential Wood Heating: Growth or Collapse?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Presenter: John Ackerly , President, Alliance for Green Heat This webinar will look at future wood heat technologies and policies and assess whether engineers are a match for regulators in the US. Upcoming EPA regulations may be so strict that they may undermine the wood...

Process Pathways from Wood to Transportation Fuels: Seeking Suitable Scale

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Presenter: Peter Van Walsum, University of Maine There are many pathways that can process wood to liquid transportation fuels. All of them work, and all of them are a challenge to scale down to a throughput suitable for biomass utilization. This webinar will explore current...

Biomass Feedstock Production in the Northeast: Land Use, Yields, and Sustainability

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Jacobson

NEWBio Sustainable Bioenergy Project Webinar, hosted by Mike Jacobson. Speaker Dr. Peter Woodbury, Senior Research Associate in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Cornell University, seeks to improve our understanding of natural and managed ecosystems. Peter develops...

Building Support for Biomass Thermal in the Northeast

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Throughout the northeast, the use of biomass in residential, commercial and industrial heating has gained renewed attention in recent years. Mr. Niebling will discuss the progress that has been made in advancing high efficiency biomass combustion technology to displace the...

Switchgrass, Miscanthus, and Arundo growth on Surface Mines in West Virginia

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST - Presented by Michael Jacobson, Jeff Skousen

Latest in the series of NEWBio webinars. The northeast contains vast expanses of reclaimed surface mine lands and could potentially benefit from the production of biomass feedstock. This presentation will discuss research on mine sites in West Virginia to determine...

Miscanthus - a high yielding Energy Crop

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Latest in the series of NEWBio webinars. Speaker: Scott Coye-Huhn with Aloterra Energy. Giant Miscanthus is one of the highest yielding energy crops available for use on marginal lands. However, it is not well known in North America, and concerns are sometimes raised as to...

Small Wind Turbine Physics

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by F. John Hay

John Hay presents info on small wind turbine physics, why turbines are designed to look the way they do, and why the laws of physics are a limiting factor to how much power a turbine can produce. This presentation will give insight to wind turbine design and why some designs...

Northeast Bioenergy Webinar: Social vs Physical Availability of Wood

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST

Presented by Brett Butler, USDA Forest Service, Amherst MA The availability of wood, be it harvested for sawlogs, pulpwood, biomass or other products, is constrained by social and biophysical factors. Knowing the difference between social and biophysical availability is...

Improvements to On-Farm Energy Efficiency: Examples from the Midwest

Friday, October 26, 2012 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by F. John Hay, Chad Martin

Presenter Chad Martin from Purdue University speaks on Improvements to On-Farm Energy Efficiency. Chad is the Renewable Energy Extension Specialist for Purdue and has worked on many projects related to on-farm energy efficiency and renewable energy. Web Seminar Series...