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Webinar: Harvesting Short-Rotation Poplar for Bioenergy

February 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Harvester parked in the field next to the poplar trees

Wednesday Webinar

Harvesting Short-Rotation Poplar for Bioenergy

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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.  Data from initial harvests at all four AHB demonstration sites provides as indication of potential poplar yields available to future biorefineries.  Recent harvest data from more established bioenergy plantings at GreenWood Resources Boardman tree farm provides information on the logistics and yields from harvesting larger trees on the second coppice-rotation.

This webinar presents the information on how to harvest poplar every 2 to 3 years for bioenergy and harvesting data from field trials.

What’s covered?

1) History of the Case New Holland forage harvester for woody crops
2) Why poplar for bioenergy
3)  Harvest data from AHB demonstration sites and second coppice harvest in Boardman, OR

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:00 – 11:00 am PST

Who should attend?  Extension educators, potential landowners/growers, environmental scientists and professionals, ag and natural resource professionals, poplar and bioenergy researchers, and biomass producers.

Presenters: Bruce Summers of GreenWood Resources and John Posselius of Case New Holland Industrial.

Sponsored by:  Washington State University with funding from Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

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This webinar is part of the Hardwood Biofuels Webinar Series. Find the series including archived presentations online at:

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February 25, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am




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