AHB Newsletter – Volume 5, No. 3 [Fall 2016]

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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

AHB just held its fifth annual meeting in September. Those in attendance heard interesting success stories and discussed the future of AHB and bioenergy. In this edition of AHB News, see what the attendees are willing to pay for biofuels at the pump and to fly on biojet fuel.

Let’s play! Read how OSU got high school students excited about bioenergy topics by using a strategy game.

¿Hablas español? If not, that’s ok. Two groups of Extension-trained volunteers are conducting energy literacy outreach to the general public (in English) and Latino communities (in Spanish).

If you’re concerned about the potential spread of GMOs, you should be pleased by a discovery made by the Strauss lab at OSU. They’ve demonstrated a method for preventing genetically engineered poplar trees from developing flowers.

We’d like to thank Betsy Fradd for her hard work in developing the previous newsletters. We miss her on the Extension Team, but the show (that is, newsletter) must go on! I greatly enjoyed editing this edition, and look forward to helping share your stories in the future.

Happy reading!
Noelle Hart