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AHB Newsletter – Volume 5, No. 2 [Summer 2016]

Editor’s Notes

Happy June! It’s a great month for bioenergy. In this edition of AHB News, learn from speakers at our Poplar/Willow Forum how bringing over 50 people from the U.S. and Ireland could impact the way biomass is grown and utilized in the coming years.

Read how 3rd grade students in Oregon are discovering poplar genetics and how bioenergy may be playing a role in their futures.

Renewables? Alternative? Carbon cycles? Educating young students on their role in energy use and research is the focus of trainings in Washington State.

Meet graduate student Chang Dou and learn about how he plans to help shape an emerging bioenergy economy.

You can also hear from AHB team members about why they care so much about the field of bioenergy.

Finally, I have recently left the AHB project and a new editor will be taking over the next edition.

Thank you for all of the great stories!
Betsy Fradd

Attendees of the Poplar Willow Forum walking through the poplar trees

Poplar and Willow Take Center Stage at National Working Forum

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension | June 2016 Participants of the Poplar and Willow Forum toured the wastewater treatment plant in Woodburn, Oregon where poplar is grown with irrigated wastewater and biosolids. “The most promising…
Brian Stanton teaches a captivated group of young students about poplar phenotypes.

Inspired Young Students Research Poplar Phenotypes

By Adriene Koett-Cronn, Oregon State University | June 2016 Nearly 100 third grade scientists gathered to present their findings to researchers at GreenWood Resources in Westport, Oregon after studying hybrid poplar phenotypes. The field trip…
Young hands holding solar cars

Solar, Bio, or Thermal? Energy Lessons for Young Learners Spark Interest and Possibilities

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension | June 2016 Sarah Lane, WSU Extension Energy Intern, brought energy lessons to classrooms this spring. It could be that veggie burger they had for lunch, the shower taken the…
Chang Dou

Graduate Student Spotlight: Chang Dou

Chang Dou grew up in Yixing in eastern China. As a Ph.D. candidate in Bioresource Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, his work centers on sustainable energy development with engineering, economic, and environmental…
The AHB team came together at the UW Center of Urban Horticulture for the 2015 Annual Meetiing

What Excites You Most About Bioenergy?

Collaborators working on the AHB project talk about the potential of bioenergy.