The Final Step: Harvesting Hybrid Poplar for Renewable Bioenergy Feedstock
Presenters: Rich Shuren, Brian Stanton, Rick Stonex, Jesus Espinoza, and Tim Volk
This webinar presented the 1st and 2nd cycle harvests including results of time-and-motion studies, operating parameters of the New Holland 9080, details on field loading of the biomass, challenges encountered and opportunities for improving operating efficiencies, and harvesting costs.
Cream of the Coppice: Hybrid Poplar Yields During the Establishment and Coppice Cycles
Presenters: Jesus Espinoza and Brian Stanton
This webinar presented data on the first-coppice growth and yield from the AHB demonstration sites. Learn about the differences GreenWood Resources has seen in the poplar varieties, the demonstration sites, and the establishment and re-growth periods since the first harvest.
Presenters: Brian Stanton, Carlos Gantz, Rick Stonex, and Tim Schallich
The poplar veneer industry is making good strides in the Pacific Northwest and will help prepare for the eventual emergence of a renewable fuels market. This webinar covers poplar veneer manufacturing, poplar siliviculture, and poplar selection to optimize good veneer recovery.
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.
This webinar presents the information on how to harvest poplar every 2 to 3 years for bioenergy and harvesting data from field trials. Hybrid poplar is one of the potential sustainable sources of bioenergy that could play a key role in meeting long-term energy needs in the Pacific Northwest. A viable poplar-based bioenergy industry will require an effective way to harvest the poplar on short rotations and deliver biomass to the biorefinery on a regular basis.