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Policy Maker Briefs for Environmental Professionals

Environmental Benefits of Growing Poplar

Environmental Benefits of Growing Poplar

July 2016

Poplar trees are useful in a variety of environmental applications in addition to being a promising bioenergy crop. Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is leading research to develop a renewable fuel and bio-chemical industry in the Pacific Northwest where poplar trees will be the primary feedstock.

Poplar Biofuels Reduce Carbon Emissions

October 2015

The Global Warming Potential (GWP) of a product incorporates all greenhouse gas emissions in the fuel’s production pathway to the equivalent emission of carbon dioxide (CO2). In doing so, the climate change impacts of different fuel sources can be easily compared.

Woody Biofuels in the PNW

Woody Biofuels in the PNW

As part of a national effort, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded two $40 million grants in fall 2011 to develop a sustainable wood to biofuels industry in the Northwest.
Sustainable Transportation Fuels

Sustainable Transportation Fuels

April 2014

AHB is assessing biofuel production processes from different perspectives to ensure environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

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