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

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Upcoming AHB Events

2017 Pilchuck “Un viaje por el campo” | 2017 Pilchuck Field Tour
Sábado, 8 de julio, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Upcoming AHB Webinars

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

Upcoming Conferences

Northwest Remediation Conference
October 5, 2017
Tacoma, WA

Alternative Fuels Symposium (AFS)
November 16-17, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
May 14-18, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

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