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Switchgrass, Miscanthus, and Arundo growth on Surface Mines in West Virginia

Latest in the series of NEWBio webinars.

The northeast contains vast expanses of reclaimed surface mine lands and could potentially benefit from the production of biomass feedstock. This presentation will discuss research on mine sites in West Virginia to determine feasibility, growth and yield of various feedstocks.

Speaker: Jeff Skousen is professor of soil science and land reclamation extension specialist at University of West Virginia.

Log onto the webinar at: - If you need assistance, please call Mike at 814-865-3994

The NEWBio Northeast BioEnergy Program provides educational outreach materials on woody bioenergy and perennial grass energy opportunities in the Northeast United States. This webinar series is part of a regional program made possible through the generous support of USDA NIFA.

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