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To meet project goals, NEWBio focuses efforts in eight areas: human systems, feedstock improvement, harvest-preprocessing-logistics, sustainability, safety and health, extension, education, and leadership-stakeholder involvement.

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Latest NEWBio Webinar: July 2015
High-Density Baling of Biomass – Applications in Urban Woody Biomass, Switchgrass, and Forest Biomass

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  BCAP Renews Activity with Short Enrollment Window; with New Processing Facility, Aloterra Targest Expansion
NEWBio Industry Partners Aloterra Energy LLC, based in northeastern Ohio, and ReEnergy Holdings LLC in upstate New York are among the project area sponsors who qualify for the $7.7 million allocation toward the establishment of new acreage in existing project areas.  The enrollment incentive targets the establishment of an additional 10,500 acres of shrub willow, giant miscanthus, and switchgrass for energy.  Landowners may enroll for biomass establishment and maintenance payments for these four sites through September 25. Continue Reading....

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Informational BCAP Webinar on September 9th. Click for more information.
Sustainability in Bioenergy: A Nation Connected
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  2015 Annual NEWBio Meeting Recap
Over 90 NEWBio project team members, industry stakeholders and invited guests met on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown on August 3-5 to connect all eight project thrusts, discuss NEWBio's third year of effort, and interact with corporate partners and sister research projects. Highlights of the meeting included field tours to feedstock trials and a biomass pelleting facility, an industry panel discussion on barriers to scale-up for bioenergy in the Northeast U.S., and a student/faculty poster session. Read more...


Senior Research Support Specialist, SUNY ESF Posted August 17, 2015. Successful candidate will be actively involved with willow crop planting and management related to the implementation of field research and demonstration aspects of the willow and woody biomass project. Full description and application instructions.

New Holland Agriculture Partners with SUNY Resarchers
New Holland will provide SUNY with an FR9080 self-propelled forage harvester with a coppice header to use in upcoming research activities to be funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Read more in Morning Ag Clips' "Partnership on biomass research".


DOE Biomass Funding Opportunity
DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office will hold an information webinar on the $10 million funding opportunity to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as algae, agricultural residues, and woody biomass. The webinar will take place on September 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT. Register for the webinar.

USDA Accepting Applications for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant
Projects dealing with agriculturally-related manufacturing and alternative renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all SBIR topic areas. The USDA SBIR program has awarded more than 2,000 research and development projects since 1983. Learn more about the current opportunity and submit an application.

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