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Modeling Short Rotation Hybrid Poplar Plant Growth and Yield in Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Patricia Townsend, Shiba Kar, Nora Haider

Modeling Short Rotation Hybrid Poplar Plant Growth and Yield in Pacific Northwest Hybrid poplar is one of the potential sustainable sources of bioenergy that could play a key role in sustainably meeting the long term energy needs in Pacific Northwest. A viable...

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...

Poplar for Biofuels: Endophytes to Increase Sustainability and Disease Resistance

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Patricia Townsend, Shiba Kar, Nora Haider

Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest presents research with endophytes that is designed to improve the sustainability of poplar-based biofuel and bioproduct production. Endophytes are beneficial microorganisms that live fully within plants without causing disease. ...

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...

Switchgrass Economics: Production Cost and Market Value - CenUSA Webinar

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Amy Kohmetscher

Presenter: Dr Richard Perrin, University of Nebraska - LincolnHost: Amy Kohmetschter, CenUSA* quarterly web seminar series: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USADr Perrin will review current information about expected yields of switchgrass...

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...

Where Can We Grow Hybrid Poplar in the Pacific Northwest?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Hardwood Biofuels Webinar Series Where Can We Grow Hybrid Poplar in the Pacific Northwest? To develop a sustainable hybrid poplar biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), hundreds of...

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...

Will poplar bioenergy farms maintain soil and water quality?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

To identify potential environmental impacts of poplar biofuel feedstock cropping system, Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is monitoring a number of soil quality and environmental parameters. Studies include soil organic matter, biological activity, physical structure, ...

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...

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...