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AHB Project Overview

AHB Project Overview

AHB integrates research, education, and extension to develop the framework for a poplar-based biofuel and bio-based chemical industry. This interdisciplinary project is investigating all aspects of feedstock production, conversion technologies, sustainability, and bioenergy education and outreach.
Use of Poplar Trees for Wastewater and Biosolid Utilization

Use of Poplar Trees for Wastewater and Biosolid Utilization

Poplar trees can be irrigated with recycled water or amended with treatment plant biosolids. Use of poplars for irrigation with recycled water has many benefits.
Renewable Energy in the Pacific Northwest

Renewable Energy in the Pacific Northwest

Renewable energy comes from natural sources that are continually and sustainably replenished such as the sun, the flow of water, or other natural processes.
AHB Latino Outreach Program

AHB Latino Outreach Program

The mission of the outreach program is to expand energy education in Latino communities. Our program talks about energy use in our homes and daily lives. We also discuss energy conservation and renewable energy alternatives, including biofuels produced from hybrid poplar trees.
Bio-Based Chemicals

Bio-Based Chemicals

This infosheet explains how poplar trees can be used to produce cleaners, solvents, adhesives, paints, plastics, textiles, and many other products.
Converting Wood to Biofuels

Converting Wood to Biofuels

There are a variety of ways that cellulosic biomass can be converted into biofuels. AHB's research focuses on a conversion process that uses heat, bacteria, and chemical reactions to convert the wood from poplar trees into biofuels and bio-based chemicals.
Drop-In biofuels are liquid transportation fuels made from plant material. These fuels are chemically identical to petroleum-derived gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.

Drop-In Biofuels

Drop-in biofuels are liquid transportation fuels made from plant material. These fuels are chemically identical to petroleum-derived gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. Drop-in biofuels could be used in the same engines and be stored in the same fuel supply infrastructure as fossil fuels.
Poplar-Based Ethanol

Poplar-Based Ethanol

In the PNW, poplar trees are a promising feedstock for cellulosic ethanol. Developing a cellulosic ethanol industry in the PNW can increase energy security, build local economies, and reduce net greenhouse gas emissions and global warming potential.
Acetic Acid From Poplar

Acetic Acid From Poplar

One of the most financially promising bio-based chemicals that could be produced in the AHB process is acetic acid. It is the building block for making ethanol, ethylene, and jet fuel. Not only is it produced with the highest yields out of all the potential biochemicals, but it also has one of the highest selling prices.
Hardwood Biofuels Life Cycle Analysis

Hardwood Biofuels Life Cycle Analysis

The global warming potential of poplar jet fuel is 30-40% lower than petro-jet fuel.
Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

To understand and minimize environmental impacts of poplar production, a key research focus of the AHB initiative is environmental sustainability.
Poplar for Biofuels

Poplar for Biofuels

As the fastest growing tree in the temperate region, poplar trees are a promising feedstock for transportation biofuels in the Pacific Northwest.

Energy Literacy Infosheets

Ethanol Today and Tomorrow

Ethanol Today and Tomorrow

Ethanol is an alcohol fuel made by fermenting the sugar of plant material. Almost all gasoline sold in the U.S. is blended with up to 10% ethanol. Flex fuel vehicles can run on 85% ethanol (E85).
Advanced Biofuels 101

Advanced Biofuels 101

Advanced biofuels are renewable fuels that are considered “advanced” because of the type of plant material or feedstock that is used to make them. Advanced biofuels have the potential to replace the petroleum-based fuels that we currently use.
Biofuels by the Numbers

Biofuels by the Numbers

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program calls for 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel to be used in the year 2022. Renewable fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, can reduce the net greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the transportation sector.
Biofuels at the Pump

Biofuels at the Pump

Ethanol and biodiesel are renewable alternatives to petroleum that can be blended into transportation fuels. Traditional gasoline and diesel engines can run on lower-level blends, and Flex Fuel Vehicles can use 85% ethanol. In the Pacific Northwest, blends with over 10% ethanol (E10) and over 5% biodiesel (B5) are offered at select stations, primarily along the I-5 corridor.

Spanish Infosheets

AHB Hoja Informativa

AHB Hoja Informativa

AHB integra investigación, educación y extensión para desarrollar un marco para la industria química basada en biocombustibles basado en álamos. Este proyecto interdisciplinario está investigando todos los aspectos de producción de materias primas, tecnologías de conversión, sostenibilidad, educación y alcance de la bioenergía.
Programas Latinos En AHB

Programas Latinos En AHB

La misión del programa es ampliar la educación de energía en las comunidades Latinas del PNW, con enfoque en las zonas alrededor de Seattle. Nuestro programa habla sobre el uso de energía en nuestros hogares y vidas diarias. También se discute la conservación de energía y las alternativas de energía renovable, incluyendo los biocombustibles producidos a partir de álamos híbridos.
Biocombustibles en la Bomba

Biocombustibles en la Bomba

El etanol y el biodiesel son alternativas renovables al petróleo que pueden mezclarse con combustibles para el transporte. Los motores tradicionales de gasolina y diésel pueden funcionar en mezclas de bajo nivel, y los Vehículos de combustible Flex pueden usar etanol al 85%. En el noroeste del Pacífico, se ofrecen mezclas con más del 10% de etanol (E10) y más del 5% de biodiesel (B5) en estaciones selectas, principalmente a lo largo del carretero I-5.
Etanol ahora y en el futuro

Etanol ahora y en el futuro

El etanol es un combustible de alcohol hecho por fermentación del azúcar de material vegetal. Casi toda la gasolina vendida en los EE.UU. se mezcla con hasta 10% de etanol. vehículos de combustible flexible pueden funcionar con etanol 85% (E85).
Álamo Para Biocombustibles

Álamo Para Biocombustibles

Los árboles de álamo tienen mucho potencial como materia prima para biocombustibles renovables en el Noroeste. Cuando crecen para biomasa, álamo pueden surministrar la materia prima a las biorefinerías regionales que producen los combustibles líquidos para el transporte que son totalmente compatible con los motores y las infraestructuras existentes.
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