AHB Newsletter – Volume 4, No. 2 [Summer 2015]

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Upcoming AHB Events

Wednesday Webinar: Cream of the Coppice – Hybrid Poplar Yields During the Establishment and Coppice Cycles
April 19, 2017
10:00-11:00 am

Poplar Harvest at Hayden
April 17 – 28

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

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

Waste to Wisdom Public Workshop: Forest Residues to Bioenergy and Bio-based Products
May 17, 2017
Sacramento, CA

 

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

In this summer edition of our AHB Newsletter we feature the exciting high school Challenge program at Oregon State University where students focused on bioenergy and which types of feedstocks would be best for different communities.  A landowner’s survey provides perspective on growing poplar-for-biofuels and bioenergy.  In another article hear from Bobby Kirtlan, poplar farmer, about his experience with the project  at the AHB demonstration site in Clarksburg, California.  Our field tour season kicked off with a group of college students eager to learn more about bioenergy at our Stanwood, Washington site.  And discover how University of Washington grad student Erik Budsberg provides valuable Life Cycle Analysis data that helps both industry and educational partners.

Betsy Fradd
Washington State University
bfradd@wsu.edu