Sessions Tagged With 'bioenergy'

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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...

Diversifying cellulosic feedstocks with native perennial grasses

Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT

Presented by DK Lee, University of Illinois, who will discuss the role of Prairie Cordgrass and other perennial grass feedstocks in biomass production. Beneficial bioenergy feedstock should have positive environmental aspects and not compete with food production. Our native...

Is Ethanol Ruining my Engine?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Presenters: Andre Boehman, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Join Dr. Boehman as he discusses recent research on the effects of ethanol and ethanol blends on engine life. He is a world leader in automotive engineering, and has worked extensively...

Ethanol Use in Antique Tractors and Other Legacy Engines

Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by F. John Hay, Ed Brokesh

Presented by Ed Brokesh, Kansas State University This webinar will look at the interaction of ethanol with different materials found in older engines. It will also consider the combustion process and what that may mean for the operation an older engine. Participants...

An Overview of Switchgrass Diseases; CenUSA Webinar

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Amy Kohmetscher

Presenter: Dr. Stephen Wegulo , Plant Pathologist, Iowa State University. Host: Amy Kohmetschter, CenUSA* quarterly web seminar series: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA. Switchgrass has been identified as a potential biofuel...

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...

Aphid Resistance in Perennial Bioenergy Feedstock

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by F. John Hay

Discovery of Aphid Resistance in Perennial Bioenergy Feedstock. Presented by Kyle Koch, Graduate Student at the University of Nebraska Lincoln; and researcher for the CenUSA Bioenergy Project . Bioenergy Fridays Web Seminar Series is hosted by John Hay, University of...

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...

Bioenergy Crops Production Trials Update

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by F. John Hay, Dennis Pennington

Presenter Dennis Pennington of Michigan State University provides info on Bioenergy Crops for the Upper Midwest. Dennis has been growing Bioenergy crops throughout Michigan for multiple years. He has plots which include; Miscanthus, Switchgrass, Hybrid Poplar, Canola,...

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...

Modern Biodiesel Production, fuel quality, BMP’s, and Success Stories

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by F. John Hay

Presenter: Richard Nelson from the National Biodiesel Board Bioenergy Fridays Web Seminar Series hosted by John Hay, University of Nebraska and eXtension Farm Energy; held (usually) on the last Friday of the month at 10 AM Central Time, 11 ET, 9 MT, 8 PT. Start...