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

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Upcoming AHB Events

El Carnaval de la Bionergía | Bioenergy Carnival
Domingo, 5 de Noviembre, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
2:00-5:00 pm

Upcoming AHB Webinars

The Final Step: Harvesting Hybrid Poplar for Renewable Bioenergy Feedstock
Wednesday, November 15
10:00am-11:00am PST

Upcoming Conferences

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

2018 ANREP Conference
April 29-May 3, 2018
Biloxi, MS

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

International Short Rotation Woody Crops Conference
July 22-26, 2018
Rhinelander, WI

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