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Growing green energy: Poplar as a short rotation bioenergy crop

Presenters: Brian Stanton, Rick Stonex, Richard Shuren, and Bruce Summers from Greenwood Resources, Inc. Hybrid poplars are the fastest growing trees in the temperate zone. It is not surprising then that the United States Departments of Agriculture and Energy have identified hybrid poplar as one of the country’s most important feedstocks for the renewable transportation fuels industry. Join GreenWood Resources, Inc. and Washington State University for a one-hour webinar about using hybrid poplars as feedstock for transportation biofuels. GreenWood Resources, the world’s foremost developer and manager of hybrid poplar tree farms for a variety of markets including the renewable fuels market, leads feedstock research and development for Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB). What’s covered?: Hybrid poplar as a feedstock for cellulosic renewable fuels Poplar hybridization and varietal selection for bioenergy Farming practices and feedstock production Harvesting and processing practices for short rotation poplars The future of the renewable fuels industry using hybrid poplar. Who should attend?: Extension educators, potential landowners/growers, ag and natural resource professionals, poplar and bioenergy researchers, and other biomass producers. Sponsored by: GreenWood Resources, Inc. and Washington State University Extension 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). How to access the webinar: Please e-mail Nora Haider to register nora.haider@wsu.edu. Start connecting 10 minutes prior to the start time. You need a computer with internet access and speakers. At the meeting time, you can enter the meeting at this link http://breeze.wsu.edu/growinggreen/, or copy and paste the URL into your internet browser. The link will open to a login page. “Enter as guest” with your name, and business or institution and click “Enter Room”. This webinar is the first in the AHB webinar series. Find the series including archived presentations online at: http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/ Want to be notified about future webinars? Send an email with “AHB Webinars” in the subject line to: nora.haider@wsu.edu.

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