In the Media
Poplar trees being used in biofuel study
By Kyle Odegard
Expanding the Bioenergy Workforce
By Betsy Fradd
High School Challenge Connects Rural Students to STEM Careers and College
By Adriene Koett-Cronn
Oregon State University
Power is knowledge for WWCC Plant Operations students
By Karlene Ponti
Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Phenotype, genotype: they’re not big words anymore to third-graders at Jackson Elementary
By Kathy Fuller
Cheap oil slows down UW’s plan for tree-based biofuels
By Katherine Long, published January 1, 2016
Hardwood biofuels researched using poplar trees
By Dennis Farrell, published November 16, 2015
The Daily Evergreen
WSU biofuel project has new benefit after oil prices drop
Amity Addrisi, aired September 17, 2015
KING 5 News
Test plots of poplar trees may hold key to bio-fuels development
By Eric Mortenson, published September 17, 2015
Research on poplar for biofuel heads into 5th year
By Michelle Ma, published September 8, 2015
Poplar trees are best bet for biofuel in UW-led research project
Michelle Ma, published September 4, 2015
Poplar trees grown for biofuels tackle obstacles
Alison Morrow, aired August 17, 2015
Harvesting trees for biofuel may change the energy market in the Pacific Northwest. The Advanced Hardwood BioFuels (AHB) Northwest Project is hoping to build what would be the world’s first biorefinery for trees.
New course offers hands-on training in bioproducts
By Maegan Murray, published August 3, 2015
Doctoral student Baran Arslan experienced bioproducts production processes this summer that he formerly had only seen in the lab on the nano scale. He participated in a new summer course through Washington State University Tri-Cities that created a bioproduct from start to finish, covering topics from fermentation and pyrolysis of biomaterials to process controls and industrial maintenance.
Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected
U.S. Department of Energy, published July 21, 2015
“Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while ensuring it is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.
Poplar-Based Bioethanol Production Awaits Spike In Price Of Crude
By Bruce Dorminey, published July 17, 2015
Renewable Energy World
A rapid-growing tree, many researchers think poplar is missing its calling as a high-quality cellulosic bioenergy feedstock.
Poplars’ potential: Rathdrum Prairie grove part of study on cellulose-based biofuel
By Becky Kramer, published July 2, 2015
Seventy acres of poplars on the Rathdrum Prairie rustled in a hot, summer breeze, flashing silvery-green leaves. Someday, cars and trucks could be running on fuel made from the trees.
Biofuels initiative shifts gears
By Don Jenkins, Published November 18, 2014
A monster harvester easily clipped and chipped rows of willowy poplar trees here last week.The next step — trucking the chips to a biorefinery and making commercial fuel — will have to wait.
Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest first poplar harvest a success
By Meghan Sapp, Published November 18, 2014
In Washington state, fall is harvest season and kicks off Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest’s first harvest of hybrid poplar for bioenergy.
Clean fuels offer a cleaner future and economic growth
By Ross Macfarlane, Published November 3, 2014
Climate Solutions Blog
Ridding ourselves from our dependence on fossil fuels is a big undertaking, not least because our transportation systems—cars and trucks—remain overwhelmingly powered by petroleum.
Tree Power: Poplars to Fuel Pacific Northwest Bioenergy Industry
By Sylvia Kantor, Published September 19, 2013
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
A biofuels industry is coming to the Pacific Northwest and it’s making partners out of gridiron rivals. Rick Gustafson is certain that poplar trees will soon power cars, trucks, and even airplanes.
A sampling of biofuels programs at two-year colleges
By Madeline Patton, Published May 31, 2013
Community College Times
During the recent Biofuels Workforce Summit, community college biomanufacturing educators shared information about the modules, courses, certificates, programs and systems they have created—with local industry input—for biofuels education and training.
Biofuels: A Poplar Idea
By Julie Garner, Published December 2011
Poplar trees grow big and fast. They make great privacy screens and poplar wood is used to make chopsticks and even the backs of stringed instruments like the viola. Imagine this, within the next few years, the jet you take from Seattle to New York may be running on poplar-based jet fuel.
Biofuel research at UW and WSU to help power the Economy
Editorials/Opinion, Published September 30, 2011
Biofuel from trees grown as a fuel source could help power the U.S. and Washington state economy.