Hardwood Biofuels Webinars

Bioenergy Education: A Comprehensive Framework

During this webinar, the AHB education team from Oregon State University shared their overall bioenergy education framework as well as resources they have developed to meet the needs of educators and students. The education framework is intended to support the human capital needed to drive innovation, commercialization, and operation of next generation biofuels technologies and facilities.

Watch the May 7, 2014 webinar here.




Modeling Short Rotation Hybrid Poplar Plant Growth and Yield in the Pacific Northwest

Researchers from the University of California, Davis developed the 3PG-AHB model that models poplar growth and yield as a short rotation crop. In this webinar, the features and application of the 3PG-AHB poplar growth and yield model are presented and the model’s GIS-based web interface is demonstrated.

Watch the April 16, 2014 webinar here.



Endophytes to Increase Sustainability and Disease Resistance

Endophytes are beneficial microorganisms that live fully within plants without causing disease. Although endophytes are present in most poplar trees, addition of specific endophyte strains from native poplar can have pronounced impacts on the growth and health of cultivated poplar varieties. This webinar from AHB presents research with endophytes that is designed to improve the sustainability of poplar-based biofuel and bioproduct production.

Watch the March 26, 2014 webinar here.



Where Can We Grow Hybrid Poplars in the Pacific Northwest?

To develop a sustainable hybrid poplar biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest, hundreds of thousands of acres of land will be needed to grow poplar as a short-rotation woody crop. In this webinar, researchers from the University of Washington present the methodology and results of a poplar growing suitability study conducted using GIS analysis.

Watch the February 5, 2014 webinar here.



Will poplar bioenergy plantations maintain soil and water quality?

Researchers from AHB are monitoring a number of soil quality parameters to identify potential environmental impacts of poplar biofuel feedstock cropping systems. In this webinar, approaches and initial findings are presented from three sets of environmental impact measurements: nutrient leaching, greenhouse gas fluxes, and soil biology.

Watch the January 8, 2014 webinar here.



Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of sustainably produced poplar-based biofuels

Producing fuels from poplar wood grown on bioenergy farms must be economically viable and environmentally sound to be sustainable. This webinar presents two research programs designed to assess the economic and environmental sustainability of poplar-based biofuel production.

Watch the December 11, 2013 webinar here.




Growing green energy:  Poplar as a short rotation bioenergy crop

Poplars are the fastest growing trees in the temperate zone. It is not surprising then that hybrid poplar is identified as one of the country’s most important feedstocks for the emerging renewable transportation fuels industry. In this webinar, researchers from GreenWood Resources, Inc. discuss the production of hybrid poplar as a feedstock for renewable transportation fuels.

Watch the November 20, 2013 webinar here.