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Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Presenter: A.A. Kwesi Boateng, Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, PAThis webinar will present the collection of knowledge developed during research into sustainable biofuels and co-products at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of...

Pennsylvania’s Wood Energy Initiative

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Jacobson

Presenter: Michael Palko, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources This session presents the mission and purpose of Pennsylvania’s Wood Energy Initiative which is to establish decentralized, small thermal, and sustainable wood-fueled energy systems for...

NEWBio: On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Chris Callahan, Douglas Schaufler, Michael Jacobson

Wondering how oilseed crops like sunflower, soybeans and canola are used on-farm for liquid fuel replacement and feed production? Ag Engineers Chris Callahan, UVM Extension and Doug Schaufler, Penn State will describe small-scale extraction with examples of different...

Developments in Switchgrass Production for Bioenergy

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Stacy BonosThe NEWBio Webinar Series is hosted by Mike Jacobson, Penn State University and eXtension Farm Energy and held (usually) on the second Tuesday of each month at 1PM Eastern time, 12 CT, 11 MT, 10 PT. These online, hour-long presentations are...

Safety Issues in On-Farm Biomass Production

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Douglas Schaufler

How do on-farm production, storage and transportation of biomass crops differ from traditional agronomic cropping? Presented by Douglas Schaufler, this webinar looks at the safety aspect of biomass production and issues that may arise from the production of crops like...

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...

Biofuel Industry Economic Impacts and Analysis: Reporting the Facts in an Environment of Hype

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Presented by: David Swenson, Iowa State UniversityHost: Mike Jacobson, Penn State, NEWBio While we often articulate the overall benefits of biofuels development in the U.S. along lines of environmental improvement coupled with a vague notion of energy security, most...

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...

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...

Field Day: Bioenergy Willow at Celtic Energy Farm

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:00 am EDT

Over 800 acres of shrub willow plantings will be showcased on September 20th for farmers, landowners, and others interested in the development of this sustainable perennial crop. Multiple partners collaborate on this USDA-funded Biomass Crop Assistance Project, including...

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...

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...