AHB Newsletter – Volume 4, No. 1 [Spring 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

Bioenergy conversations fuel great discussions within the AHB team!  In this edition of the newsletter learn about innovative, hands-on training as students train for future jobs in the bioproducts industry.  Also, read about an online bioenergy class aimed at attracting learners when it’s most convenient for them to access information.

Harvesting green energy presents its own set of logistics.  Find out how the machinery is adapting to the structure of the poplars.

The 2015 National Energy Extension Summit in Seattle showcased innovative ideas and dynamic speakers.  Conference highlights are featured in this edition.  Meet UC Davis grad student Roger Li and get to know the work he’s doing with renewable energy systems.

Celebrate Earth Day this Wednesday, April 22 with our Biofuels and Wildlife webinar.  Brian Moser of Rocky Mountain Wildlife Institute and Robert Fletcher from the University of Florida will be focusing on impacts to biodiversity, ecological effects, and species responses to biomass production. Register today!

Finally, take a look at our new home page for the AHB website.  We’ve made it easier for policy makers, environmental professionals, educators, and the public to access information and resources.  http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/

Betsy Fradd
Washington State University
bfradd@wsu.edu