Research

People are interested in all the benefits of growing energy crops

People are interested in all the benefits of growing energy crops.

People want black and white answers.  It’s a challenge to communicate complex issues like the pros and cons of bioenergy or growing biofuels.

- Oregon Extension educator

Investigating Effective Tools and Outreach Strategies

The goals of Extension related research involve investigating appropriate outreach methods, tools and strategies to disseminate new knowledge and technologies on hardwood biofuels to stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest. Below are links to various research findings thus far.

Preparing the Northwest for Hardwood Biofuels:  The Challenges and Needs of Extension Professionals

Economic Decision Tools for Growing Poplar Energy Crops

RAdditional Economic and Environmental Interest Drivers for Growing Hardwood Energy Crops