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Webinar: Economics of Transportable Biomass Conversion Facilities

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT

What you’ll learn To characterize the potential economic viability of transportable biomass conversion facilities for producing biochar, briquettes, and torrefied wood, biomass supply chains were modeled and optimized for five sub-regions within the Pacific Northwest....

Assessment of Willingness to Supply Dedicated Energy Crops on Marginal Lands in the Northeastern United States to Improve Water Quality

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT

Presenters: Wei Jiang, PhD student, Penn State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education According to the Chesapeake Bay Model, planting certain biomass crops (specifically grasses like switchgrass and winter crops like winter rye and...

Approaches to CPP State Implementation using Biomass: A Look at Oregon and Washington

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sarah Wurzbacher, Chuck Hersey

Speakers:Marcus Kauffman, Biomass Resource Specialist, Oregon Department of Forestry Chuck Hersey, Forest Health Planner, Washington State Department of Natural Resources This presentation offers a glimpse into state-level approaches to the 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...

Incorporating Timber Product Output (TPO) harvest residue information and forest market models to evaluate biorefinery siting potential

Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST

Presenters: Todd Morgan, Director, Forest Industry Research, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana; Greg Latta, Assistant Professor, Senior Research, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, College of Forestry, Oregon State...

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 ...

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...

Decision support for forest harvest residue collection

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT

Presenters: John Sessions, University Distinguished Professor; Rene Zamora-Cristales, Post Doctorate, Oregon State UniversityHosted by: Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Forest harvest residues are often available at roadside landings as a byproduct of the log...