I am looking forward to seeing the project come full-circle on poplar production, with some final harvests and restoration of fields to prior conditions. This will allow us to produce comprehensive documentation across the full range of production activities and present a complete proof of concept of our production system, which has never been done before. I am also looking forward to seeing our education programs expand into more communities and witness the excitement it generates as people think about energy in new and innovative ways.
This project is supported by an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).