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AHB Webinars for Environmental Professionals

Poplar trees growing at the Clarksburg demonstration site.

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.

Managing the Environmental Risks of Poplar

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.

A bird sitting in the branches of a poplar tree

Biofuels & Wildlife

Presenters: Dr. Brian Moser and Dr. Robert Fletcher

In this special Earth Day webinar, we are brought together researchers from across the United States to present information on biodiversity in bioenergy feedstock production systems.

Biofuels Policies: Why a Clean Fuels Standard and Other Government Policies Are Important to Bringing the Advanced Biofuels Industry to Scale in the Northwest

Presenter: Ross Macfarlane of Climate Solutions

Ross Macfarlane of Climate Solutions, addresses key policies affecting biofuels in the Northwest with a focus the debate surrounding a Clean Fuels Standard in Washington and Oregon.

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.

Two rows of poplar trees at the Pilchuck demonstration site, shining in the sun.

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.

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