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March 2017

Wednesday Webinar: Converting Poplar into Biofuels – Graduate and Postdoc Research

March 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
From left to right: Chang Dou (PhD candidate), Hanna Horhammer (Postdoc), and Oliver Jan (PhD candidate) from the University of Washington

The webinar will be divided into a series of short presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from the University of Washington. Topics include the concept of “poplar to biofuels,” biomass processing, and taking ethanol to jet fuel.

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April 2017

Wednesday Webinar: Cream of the Coppice – Hybrid Poplar Yields During the Establishment and Coppice Cycles

April 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In this webinar, Jesus Espinoza and Brian Stanton from GreenWood Resources, will present data on the first-coppice growth and yield from the AHB demonstration sites.

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TREES Summit

April 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Brightwater Education and Community Center, 22505 WA-9,
Woodinville, WA 98072, United States
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AHB is hosting the TREES Summit on April 25, 2017. Save the date so that you can attend!

This meeting will investigate the potential for poplar trees to combine bioenergy production with ecosystem services such as cleaner water, improved habitat and soil quality, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

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May 2017

Wednesday Webinar: Students’ Success – WWCC Plant Operations Program

May 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Students enrolled in the Plant Operations program at Walla Walla Community College are upgrading their technical knowledge/skills and graduating with jobs as technicians and operators.

In this webinar, Jason Selwitz (ACE Project Manager, Plant Ops Instructor/Advisor) will share stories and statistics about the Plant Operations program. In addition, hear from the students themselves in a brand-new video premiering as part of the webinar!

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July 2017

2017 Pilchuck “Un viaje por el campo” | 2017 Pilchuck Field Tour

July 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Pilchuck Demonstration Site Stanwood, WA United States
A photo of the Pilchuck poplars with a rainbow stretching across the sky behind them.

Washington State University y Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB) le invitan a unirse a nosotros para un día en el campo en el sitio de demostración de Pilchuck para aprender sobre las energías renovables y los últimos avances en biocombustibles y bio-productos en el noroeste del Pacífico.

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October 2017

Wednesday Webinar: Partnering Trees and Microbes for Tackling Environmental Pollutants

October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tree and its roots extending beneath the soil, absorbing pathogens, heavy metals, industrial wastes, pharmaceuticals, and nutrients.

In this webinar, we will discuss the recent successful field trial of poplar tree phytoremediation with a natural TCE-degrading microbial endophyte.

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November 2017

El Carnaval de la Bioenergía | Bioenergy Carnival

November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WSU Extension Salón Cougar, 600 128th St. SE
Everett, WA 98208 United States
"El Carnaval de la Bioenergía" written in red on a tan background set on top of blue and orange stripes. Graphics of a game wheel, biodiesel, raffle tickets, pizza, and a presenter surround the title illustrating the different activites at the event.

Evento gratis para las familias Latinas. Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest le invita a pasar un tiempo de diversión, aprendizaje y mucho más. | Free event for Latino families. Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest invites you to spend a fun time learning and more!

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Wednesday Webinar: The Final Step: Harvesting Hybrid Poplar for Renewable Bioenergy Feedstock

November 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
An aerial view of the Jefferson Demonstration site in Oregon. The different varieties of poplar are easily distinguished from the air by their different shades of green.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 10-11am PST To Access Webinar: https://zoom.us/j/385364827 GreenWood Resources recently harvested two, large- scale AHB hybrid poplar bioenergy demonstration farms that were planted in 2012 in Jefferson, Oregon and Hayden, Idaho. This was the second time that the farms were cut. The first cutting was in 2013 at the conclusion of the two-year, establishment cycle. Following that harvest, the stands were regenerated by coppice (i.e. re-sprouting from the stools), and grown for a second cycle of…

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March 2018

Restoration Webinar: From Biomass Poplar Plantings to Conventional Ag

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Before. during, and after restoration: The Jefferson field with trees, then two pictures of machinery restoring the field and finally the Jefferson field now, covered in grass.

This webinar covers the objectives and methods for transitioning an established hybrid poplar biomass planting into a different agricultural system.

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May 2018

Pilchuck Harvest Tour

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pilchuck Demonstration Site Stanwood, WA United States
The harvester approaching a row of trees at the Pilchuck site

The “poplar for biofuels” trees are getting harvested and chipped! Join AHB researchers, Extension agents, and other poplar enthusiasts for a free field tour at the AHB Pilchuck Demonstration Site.

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