AHB Newsletter – Volume 5, No. 4 [Winter 2016]

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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 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

Happy New Year! We have an exciting few months ahead of us, with demonstration site harvests on the horizon!

In this edition of AHB News, learn about the new proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule that would put poplar on the list of approved feedstocks for renewable fuels. The commenting period for the rule will be open until February 16th.

Ever wondered what Extension actually does for the AHB Project? You’re not alone! Read about Extension’s important role both in the AHB project and the wider world.

Get an update on what the researchers studying the environmental sustainability of poplar farms have been up to and learn about volatile organic chemicals, nutrient leaching, and more!

Meet Stephanie Pettro, an undergraduate student in OSU’s Bioenergy Minor who is working hard to get students interested in bioenergy.

And hear about what AHB team members are looking forward to in the next year!

As the newest member of the Extension team, it’s been a pleasure hearing about new developments and working with other Team members on this edition.

Enjoy!
Cat Gowan