Connecting People to Innovation
To prepare the Pacific Northwest for a renewable biofuels and biochemicals industry, the Extension Team ensured that bioenergy stakeholders have the information they need to make informed decisions and recommendations. The team produced objective, research-based information resources to increase bioenergy literacy among citizens interested in bioenergy developments including: policy makers, landowners, environmental professionals, extension personnel, and other community members.
The Extension team established a communication framework to disseminate information between AHB researchers, partners, and stakeholders. The team assessed the needs and perceptions of key stakeholders regarding biofuel and biochemical production in the Pacific Northwest. Extension used the findings from the assessments to guide outreach efforts to support the new industry.