AHB Newsletter – Volume 6, No. 4 [Winter 2018]
It is unbelievable that 2017 is already over. Time flies when you’re working with poplar! The year was filled with exciting events, research, and publications for AHB affiliates. Let’s take a trip and check out some of what’s been going on this year…
Get a closer look at the microbe communities living inside poplar trees and see how they help trees survive heavy duty pollutants.
Go on a photo tour of the Bioenergy Carnival hosted by the AHB Extension team.
Follow the biomass harvest shipments to their various destinations and learn about what’s being done with all those poplar chips.
Glimpse into the minds of bioenergy experts as they help shape bioenergy education for future generations.
Here at Extension, we’re looking forward to seeing all the years of hard work come to fruition as data is analyzed, results are interpreted, and papers are published!
The AHB Extension team held a Bioenergy Carnival on November 5th at the Snohomish County Extension Office in Everett, WA. Seventy-five people, including volunteers and hosts, joined us for the carnival, and it was fun and educational for all.
The Devil is in the Details: Understanding Poplar’s True Potential as an Energy Feedstock through Biomass Studies
Following the harvest of the hybrid poplar demonstration farms at Jefferson, Oregon and Hayden, Idaho, GreenWood Resources sent sizable biomass samples to several laboratories for analyses and chemical characterizations.
OSU graduate students, Kimi Grzyb and Brian Hartman, working with the Bioenergy Education Initiative, assembled a panel of bioenergy experts from across the country to meet the challenge of educating workers to become part of a thriving bioeconomy.