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Projects

AHB is divided into five project topics to focus on all aspects of successfully producing advanced biofuels and bioproducts from hardwoods in the Pacific Northwest.
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AHB Feedstock

Home Grown Fuel Feedstock Overview The AHB Feedstock team is investigating how to produce renewable and readily available hardwood feedstocks for biofuel and biochemical industries in the Pacific Northwest. The Feedstock team is researching hybrid…
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AHB Conversion

The Future of Transportation Fuels Conversion Overview The AHB Conversion team is developing a biological and chemical process to convert hardwood feedstock into sustainable transportation fuels and biochemicals. The goal is to complete the research…
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AHB Sustainability

Sustainable Transportation Fuels Sustainability Overview Production of biofuels and biochemicals from poplar trees must be environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable from start to finish. The AHB Sustainability team is assessing impacts on the carbon cycle,…
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AHB Education

Bioenergy Education to Career Pipeline Education Overview Throughout the Pacific Northwest, emerging bioenergy businesses and industries are creating exciting employment possibilities. To prepare the workforce for these jobs, AHB is developing educational programs at the…
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AHB Extension

Connecting People to Innovation Extension Overview To prepare the Pacific Northwest for a renewable biofuels and biochemicals industry, the Extension Team ensures that bioenergy stakeholders have the information they need to make informed decisions and…
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AHB Project Overview

This video provides an overview of how a consortium of university and industry partners are working together to establish a sustainable biofuels and bio-based chemical industry in the Pacific Northwest.
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