AHB Newsletter – Volume 4, No. 3 [Fall 2015]

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Upcoming AHB Events

TREES Summit
April 25, 2017
Brightwater Center (Woodinville, WA)

Upcoming AHB Webinars

Converting Poplar into Biofuels – Graduate and Postdoc Research
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10:00am-11:00am PST

Upcoming Conferences

2017 National Extension Energy Summit
April 3-6, 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee

International Biomass Conference & Expo
April 10-12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Oregon’s Energy Future
April 18, 2017
Portland, OR

IUFRO/SWST Conference
Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future

June 12-16, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia

Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW)
June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Agroforestry Conference for a Vibrant Future
June 27-29, 2017
Blacksburg, VA

tcbiomass2017
September 19-21, 2017
Chicago, IL

Editor’s Notes

The purpose-grown poplar tree is getting a lot of attention! More and more people are discovering the benefits of poplar-for-bioenergy as awareness of the AHB project continues to grow.

In this Fall edition of the AHB newsletter read how high school science teachers are learning more about bioenergy, how they can integrate lessons into their curriculum, and stimulate young mind’s by Bringing Bioenergy Into the Classroom.

Teens are also showing an avid interest in discovering what biofuel can do and how they can make a difference in their environment. Read Teens Learn How to Make Biofuel to find out more.

It’s All About the Sugars – The AHB conversion team explains how sugars from poplar feedstock can be processed to make many high value chemicals we use every day.

Meet Miku Lenentine in our latest Graduate Student Spotlight and learn how her work in assessing the social impacts of biofuels in the Pacific Northwest is instrumental to the AHB project.

And, our Extension team has a new video to share on Acetic Acid. This brief visual explanation shows how poplars can be used for another beneficial purpose.

Betsy Fradd
Washington State University
bfradd@wsu.edu