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Project Overview

Watch the AHB Overview video

AHB Project Overview

This video provides an overview of how a consortium of university and industry partners are working together to establish a sustainable biofuels and bio-based chemical industry in the Pacific Northwest.
Watch this 20 min overview of the AHB project to learn how we got started, what challenges we've faced, and the lasting impacts we've made on the community.

The Story of AHB: Laying the Foundation for a Biofuels Industry

In this video, members reflect on why AHB got started, how the project evolved over time, what's been accomplished, and the lasting impacts of AHB.

AHB Team Videos

Connecting People to Bioenergy Innovation through Extension

Extension works as the hub of communication for the AHB project. It provides a vital link between researchers working on bioenergy in the Pacific Northwest and community stakeholders. This video highlights the role of Extension and AHB’s outreach efforts.
Watch the video Building a Bioenergy Workforce in the Pacific Northwest

Building a Bioenergy Workforce in the Pacific Northwest

AHB's Education Team is working to prepare a workforce to support emerging bioenergy businesses and industries in the Pacific Northwest.

Converting Hardwoods to Drop-in Transportation Fuels

This video focuses on the conversion team’s goals, activities, and accomplishments in moving towards developing sustainable biofuel industries in the Pacific Northwest.
Aerial view of the Jefferson, OR demonstration poplar plantation

Developing Hybrid Poplar as a Biofuel Feedstock

This video gives an overview of the feedstock aspect of Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest project focusing on importance of hybrid poplar feedstock development.

Sustainable Hardwood Biofuels for the Pacific Northwest

The video focuses on environmental, economic and social aspects of the biofuels sustainability and how this integrated effort will ensure developing a sustainable hardwood biofuels framework in the Pacific Northwest.

AHB Technical Videos

Watch the video Renewable Biofuels and Biochemicals: Acetic Acid

Bridge to Biofuels Part 1: Acetic Acid

In the Pacific Northwest, AHB is finding innovative ways to produce bio-based, high value chemicals using sustainably grown poplar trees. Acetic acid is a financially promising chemical that is used in the manufacture of several products, including paints, plastics, textiles and potassium acetate, the primary de-icing compound used on airport runways.
Watch the video Renewable Biofuels and biochemicals: Cellulosic Ethanol

Bridge to Biofuels Part 2: Cellulosic Ethanol

Cellulosic ethanol is one of the simplest and least expensive biofuels to make from cellulosic biomass. Most ethanol sold in the Pacific Northwest is made from corn grown in the Midwest. AHB is working to make ethanol more sustainable in the PNW by producing cellulosic ethanol from locally grown poplar trees.

Bridge to Biofuels Part 3: Biojet Fuel

Currently, biojet fuel is the most promising renewable energy option for air transportation. The federal government and aviation industry are interested in biojet fuel because it offers opportunities for future growth while also increasing sustainability. In the Pacific Northwest, AHB is investigating the potential for biojet fuel made from locally-grown poplar trees.
Watch the poplar for recycled water reuse and phytoremediation video

Poplar for Recycled Water Reuse and Phytoremediation

In the Pacific Northwest, poplar trees are grown by many municipalities to recycle treated waste water, improve water quality, and reduce waste.

Everyday Products from Renewable Poplar Trees

Along the conversion pathway from hybrid poplar wood chips to renewable transportation fuels, intermediate chemicals are produced, including acetic acid, ethyl acetate, and ethylene which can be used to make a variety of bioproducts that we use in our everyday lives.

Making Biofuels and Biochemicals from Poplar Trees

Nature took millions of years to convert plant materials into fossil fuels through various natural processes. We now have the technologies in place to produce equivalent liquid biofuels in industrial settings within a few days!

A Cradle to Grave Assessment of Bio-Jet Fuels Production

This video highlights how researchers use a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a "cradle to grave" appraisal tool to understand the environmental impacts of producing poplar feedstock, converting it into bio-jet fuel, and distributing and using the fuel.

Growing Hybrid Poplars for Biofuels

This video illustrates the key steps in cultivating hybrid poplar for biofuel production, including site selection, site preparation, planting techniques, post-planting managements practices, and harvesting.

AHB Event Videos

Watch the overview video for the Poplar Willow Forum, held in April 2016 at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Poplar Willow Forum Overview

The National Working Forum: Managing Poplar and Willow for Environmental Benefits and the Renewable Fuels Industry was held at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon on April 11-13, 2016
Poplar and Willow National Working Forum - J.G. Isebrands - Overview of Environmental Applications of Poplars and Willows: Future Opportunities and Challenges - April 11, 2016

Overview of Environmental Applications of Poplars and Willows

J.G. Isebrands - Overview of Environmental Applications of Poplars and Willows: Future Opportunities and Challenges - April 11, 2016

Poplar & Willow National Working Forum - Joe Whitworth - Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy - April 12, 2016

Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy

Joe Whitworth - Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy - April 12, 2016

Poplar & Willow National Working Forum - Chris Johnson - Sustainable Wastewater Management Using Coppice Willow Energy Plantations - April 13, 2016

Sustainable Wastewater Management Using Coppice Willow Energy Plantations

Chris Johnston - Sustainable Wastewater Management Using Coppice Willow Energy Plantations - April 13, 2016

Watch the video showcasing the 2015 National Extension Energy Summit, hosted by AHB.

2015 National Extension Energy Summit

The National Extension Energy Summit brought together Extension professionals and clean energy advocates from 31 states and Washington D.C. to share their work and ideas around sustainable and renewable energy, home and farm energy efficiency, biomass energy programs, and other clean energy areas. The April 2015 Seattle event was sponsored by Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest and Washington State University Extension.
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