Sustainable Transportation Fuels
Production of biofuels and biochemicals from poplar trees must be environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable from start to finish. The AHB Sustainability team assessed impacts on the carbon cycle, wildlife, soil, water, and people. The team also compared climate and greenhouse gas impacts between poplar-based and petroleum-based fuels and biochemicals.
The AHB Sustainability team has completed a full life cycle assessment (LCA) of poplar-derived jet fuels. The team monitored the demonstration sites for changes in soil, water, and wildlife. Economic models were used to identify optimal locations for poplar bioenergy farms and biorefineries.