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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.


Upcoming Webinar

April 11, 2017, 1pm Eastern Time

Handling Fire Risk in Biomass Operations

Doug Schaufler, Penn State University

Farmers interested in the production and processing of dry biomass grasses such as miscanthus or switchgrass need to dig into the hazards and codes that may affect processing decisions. This webinar will discuss the building, fire, and occupational codes that will apply to these operations. Additionally, the needs of rural fire companies facing the protection of a new biomass processing facility and the need for preplanning efforts by the company and the producer will be covered.


May 9, 2017, 1pm Eastern Time

Biomass harvest and logistics: Siting and supply chain optimization

Jingxin Wang, Professor of Wood Science and Technology, West Virginia University; Damon Hartley, Research Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory

We will discuss the configurations of multiple feedstock supply chains in the Northeast. A modelling process will then be discussed to optimize the mixed feedstock supply chains targeting at reducing the existing biomass harvesting and delivery costs. Biomass production and utilization will be analyzed under alternative supply chain scenarios to identify and quantify the economic and environmental impacts.



Recordings of Previous Webinars

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Upcoming Events

  • April 5-6, 2017
    Designing Sustainable, Working Landscapes with Perennial Crops for Bioenergy and Ecosystem Services
    New Short Course!
    State College, PA
    More information and registration
  • April 11, 2017
    NEWBio Webinar
    Handling Fire Risk in Biomass Operations
    1:00 PM Eastern Time
    More information
  • May 9, 2017
    NEWBio Webinar
    Biomass harvest and logistics: Siting and supply chain optimization
    1:00 PM Eastern Time
    More information
  • July 11-12, 2017
    BETO: Bioeconomy 2017-Domestic Resources for a Vibrant Future
    Sheraton Pentagon City
    Arlington, VA
    More information
  • September 12-13-14, 2017
    Mid-Atlantic Biomass Energy Conference and Expo: Building the Bioeconomy
    NEWBio will partner with MABEx for this comprehensive biomass conference.
    The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
    State College, PA
    Registration and Program available now.

NEWBio (consortium members below) is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2012-68005-19703 
from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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