How do hybrid poplar trees interact with air pollution?
Presenter: Dr. Todd Rosenstiel
Unlike traditional agriculture crops, many emerging bioenergy crops emit significant quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs, including isoprene, can react with compounds in the atmosphere and lead to the production of ozone in the troposphere.
Presenters: Dr. Andrew Rodstrom and Dr. Aurea Nardelli
This webinar features information about the different environmental risk mitigation strategies employed by GreenWood Resources and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certification program is discussed.
Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of sustainably produced poplar-based biofuels
Presenter: Dr. Rick Gustafson
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.
Will poplar bioenergy plantations maintain soil and water quality?
Presenters: Dr. Mark Coleman, Bhanu Bhattarai, and Brian Bell
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.
Trees of the Future – Genetic Engineering as a Tool for Improving Feedstock
Presenters: Dr. Amy Klocko & Dr. Steve Strauss
This talk presents information about progress in the field of genetic engineering of trees, including their own work on means for biocontainment of GE and exotic trees to facilitate public and regulatory acceptance.