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Assessing the economic and environmental impacts of sustainably produced poplar-based biofuels

Producing fuels from poplar wood grown on bioenergy farms must be economically viable and environmentally sound to be sustainable. Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest will present two research programs designed to assess the sustainability of poplar-based biofuel production.

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What's covered?
  • Economic assessment of the bioconversion process based on ASPN model outputs
  • Profitability analysis including options to produce hydrogen
  • Life cycle inventory of resources and energy inputs and emissions
  • Life cycle analysis in consideration of global warming and fossil fuel and water use
Presenters: Dr. Rick Gustafson, Erik Budsberg, and Jordan Crawford from the University of Washington

Sponsored by:  University of Washington and Washington State University with funding from Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

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