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Researchers Say Lewis County is Ideal Place for Biorefinery

By Katie Hayes, published June 21, 2018
The Daily Chronicle


Are petite poplars the future of biofuels? UW studies say yes

By Michelle Ma, published November 15, 2017
UW News


Grounded: The Oregon Department of Energy’s new energy-focused podcast talks tree-powered planes

By Cat Gowan, published July 10, 2017
AHB Summer 2017 Newsletter


Everyday Environmentalism: Using Poplars to Soak Up Wastewater in Hayden, Idaho

By Cat Gowan (AHB Newsletter Spring 2017)
Republished in the Coeur d’Alene Press

Read about how the poplars in Hayden, Idaho are being irrigated with wastewater.


Poplar trees being used in biofuel study

By Kyle Odegard, published February 22, 2017
Albany Democrat-Herald


Expanding the Bioenergy Workforce

By Betsy Fradd, published May 17, 2016
Biomass Magazine


High School Challenge Connects Rural Students to STEM Careers and College

By Adriene Koett-Cronn, published May 11, 2016
Oregon State University


Power is knowledge for WWCC Plant Operations students

By Karlene Ponti, published April 12, 2016
Walla Walla Union Bulletin


Phenotype, genotype: they’re not big words anymore to third-graders at Jackson Elementary

By Kathy Fuller, published April 5, 2016
Hillsboro Tribune


Cheap oil slows down UW’s plan for tree-based biofuels

By Katherine Long, published December 31, 2015
Seattle Times


Hardwood biofuels researched using poplar trees

By Dennis Farrell, published November 16, 2015
The Daily Evergreen


WSU biofuel project has new benefit after oil prices drop

Amity Addrisi, aired September 17, 2015
KING 5 News


Test plots of poplar trees may hold key to bio-fuels development

By Eric Mortenson, published September 17, 2015
Capital Press


Research on poplar for biofuel heads into 5th year

By Michelle Ma, published September 8, 2015
Biomass Magazine


Poplar trees are best bet for biofuel in UW-led research project

Michelle Ma, published September 4, 2015
UW Today


Poplar trees grown for biofuels tackle obstacles

Alison Morrow, aired August 17, 2015
KING 5

Harvesting trees for biofuel may change the energy market in the Pacific Northwest. The Advanced Hardwood BioFuels (AHB) Northwest Project is hoping to build what would be the world’s first biorefinery for trees.


New course offers hands-on training in bioproducts

By Maegan Murray, published August 3, 2015
WSU News

Doctoral student Baran Arslan experienced bioproducts production processes this summer that he formerly had only seen in the lab on the nano scale. He participated in a new summer course through Washington State University Tri-Cities that created a bioproduct from start to finish, covering topics from fermentation and pyrolysis of biomaterials to process controls and industrial maintenance.


Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected

U.S. Department of Energy, published July 21, 2015

“Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected” is a short documentary highlighting personal stories and the efforts being made by communities across the United States to develop, produce, and provide bioenergy, while ensuring it is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable.


Poplar-Based Bioethanol Production Awaits Spike In Price Of Crude

By Bruce Dorminey, published July 17, 2015
Renewable Energy World

A rapid-growing tree, many researchers think poplar is missing its calling as a high-quality cellulosic bioenergy feedstock.


Poplars’ potential: Rathdrum Prairie grove part of study on cellulose-based biofuel

By Becky Kramer, published July 2, 2015
The Spokesman-Review

Seventy acres of poplars on the Rathdrum Prairie rustled in a hot, summer breeze, flashing silvery-green leaves. Someday, cars and trucks could be running on fuel made from the trees.


Biofuels initiative shifts gears

By Don Jenkins, published November 18, 2014
Capital Press

A monster harvester easily clipped and chipped rows of willowy poplar trees here last week.The next step — trucking the chips to a biorefinery and making commercial fuel — will have to wait.


Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest first poplar harvest a success

By Meghan Sapp, published November 18, 2014
Biofuels Digest

In Washington state, fall is harvest season and kicks off Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest’s first harvest of hybrid poplar for bioenergy.


Clean fuels offer a cleaner future and economic growth

By Ross Macfarlane, published November 3, 2014
Climate Solutions Blog

Ridding ourselves from our dependence on fossil fuels is a big undertaking, not least because our transportation systems—cars and trucks—remain overwhelmingly powered by petroleum.


Tree Power: Poplars to Fuel Pacific Northwest Bioenergy Industry

By Sylvia Kantor, published October 26, 2014
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business

A biofuels industry is coming to the Pacific Northwest and it’s making partners out of gridiron rivals. Rick Gustafson is certain that poplar trees will soon power cars, trucks, and even airplanes.


A sampling of biofuels programs at two-year colleges

By Madeline Patton, published May 31, 2013
Community College Times

During the recent Biofuels Workforce Summit, community college biomanufacturing educators shared information about the modules, courses, certificates, programs and systems they have created—with local industry input—for biofuels education and training.

Learn more about the biofuels programs at community colleges.


Biofuels: A Poplar Idea

By Julie Garner, published December 2011
UW Columns

Poplar trees grow big and fast.  They make great privacy screens and poplar wood is used to make chopsticks and even the backs of stringed instruments like the viola.  Imagine this, within the next few years, the jet you take from Seattle to New York may be running on poplar-based jet fuel.


Biofuel research at UW and WSU to help power the Economy

Editorials/Opinion, published September 30, 2011
Seattle Times

Biofuel from trees grown as a fuel source could help power the U.S. and Washington state economy.

Washington State University