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Extension Programs: NEWBio Webinars


About our Webinars

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for our "Northeast Bioenergy Webinar Series". These online, hour-long presentations are free to the public, and feature fascinating and important topics related to bioenergy in the northeast.

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All webinars begin at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time.


Spring 2016 Webinar Series: The Clean Power Plan and Biomass

This new series is a co-sponsored effort by the USDA NIFA AFRI Regional Bioenergy System Coordinated Agricultural Projects. NEWBio is one of seven such projects tasked with investigating regional potential in the bioeconomy, focusing on sustainable production of advanced biofuels, industrial chemicals, and biobased products to enhance existing agricultural systems, create rural jobs, and achieve other goals reltaed to energy security and sustainability.

Visit our Clean Power Plan (CPP) and Biomass page for a full description of upcoming webinars and other CPP information.

March 8, 2016
Incorporating Traditional Forest Product Markets in CPP Biomass Evaluation
Gregg Latta, University of Idaho

This presentation by Greg Latta of the University of Idaho focuses on the issue of baseline choice in evaluating the greenhouse gas (GHG) implications of biomass usage in energy generation. Baseline determination essentially involves some sort of modeling effort to establish a level of GHG emissions and sequestration over time against which an alternative future involving some level of biomass utilization for energy can be evaluated. In forestry, these models typically balance silviculture and harvesting activities with forest manufacturing and product demand through basic market mechanics. We will look across a range of forest market models in use today and discuss how geographic range, sectoral scope, and temporal dynamics can influence baseline and thus simulated response to additional biomass demand.


Recordings of Previous Webinars

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Upcoming Events

  • July 12-14, 2016
    Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation
    Washington, D.C.
    More info and registration
  • July 17-20, 2016
    ASABE Annual International Meeting
    Orlando, FL
    More information
  • July 19, 2016
    Clean Power Plan Webinar:
    The Legal Landscape for the CPP"
    Lara Fowler, Penn State
    1 pm Eastern
    More information and webinar access
  • July 26-28, 2016
    NEWBio* Annual Meeting
    Penn State University
    University Park, PA
    Agenda and Registration
    *Not public; for Project Team and Invited Guests Only
  • August 6-9, 2016
    Rural Sociological Society Annual Meeting
    Toronto, Canada
    More information
  • October 11-13, 2016
    Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group 11th Biennial Conference
    Fort Pierce, PL
    More information

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