Resources from NEWBio: The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium

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    The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) is a regional network of universities, businesses, and governmental organizations dedicated to building robust, scalable, and sustainable value chains for biomass energy in the Northeast. Driven by the broad societal benefits that sustainable bioenergy value chains could provide, NEWBio aims to overcome existing barriers and dramatically increase the sustainable, cost-effective supply of lignocellulosic biomass while reducing net greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing ecosystem services, and building vibrant communities.

     

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    NEWBio Table of Contents

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      Extension Programs 

      "Formal" Education Programs and Curriculum

      Research Topics


    NEWBio Resources by MediaType

    Fact Sheets, Guides and Articles

    Research Summaries

    Case Studies

    Webinars - Upcoming & Archived

    Video

    Classroom Curriculum - see below

    Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

    Social Media

     

    Book Chapters, White Papers, Trade Journals, Miscellaneous Publications

    Journal Publications

    • Dale, B.E., J.E. Anderson, R.C. Brown, S. Csonka, V.H. Dale, G. Herwick, R.D. Jackson, N. Jordan, S. Kaffka, K.L. Kline, L.R. Lynd, C. Malmstrom, R.G. Ong, T.L. Richard, C. Taylor and M.Q. Wang. 2014. Take a Closer Look: Biofuels Can Support Environmental, Economic and Social Goals. Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es5025433.
    • Eisenbies, M. H., Volk, T. A., Posselius, J., Foster, C., Shi, S., & Karapetyan, S. 2014. Evaluation of a Single-Pass, Cut and Chip Harvest System on Commercial-Scale, Short-Rotation Shrub Willow Biomass Crops. BioEnergy Research, 1-13, June 3, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9482-0.
    • Gan, H.Y., Gan, H.M., Savka, M.A., Triassi, A.J., Wheatley, M.S., Smart, L.B., Fabio, E.S., and Hudson, A.O. 2014. Whole-Genome sequences of thirteen endophytic bacteria isolated from shrub willow (Salix) grown in Geneva, New York. Genome Announcements. 2(3):e00288-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00288-14.
    • He, X., Zheng, J., Serapiglia, M.J., Smart, L.B.,  Shi, S.,  Wang, B. 2014. Development, characterization and cross-amplification of eight EST-derived microsatellites in Salix. Silvae Genetica (in press).
    • Kenaley, S.C., Smart, L.B., and Hudler, G.W. 2014. Genetic evidence for three discrete taxa of Melampsora (Pucciniales) affecting willows (Salix spp.) in New York State. Fungal Biology 2014 Aug;118(8):704-20. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2014.05.001.
    • Marra, M., T. Keene, J. Skousen, and T. Griggs. 2013. Switchgrass yield on reclaimed surface mines for bioenergy production. J. Env. Qual. 42: 696-703
    • Schaufler, D., A. Yoder, D. Murphy, C Schwab, A. DeHart. 2014. Safety and Health Hazards in On-Farm Biomass Production and Processing. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health (in press).
    • Serapiglia, M.J., Gouker, F.E., Smart L.B. 2014. Early selection of novel triploid hybrids of shrub willow with improved biomass yield relative to diploids. BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14: 74. DOI:10.1186/1471-2229-14-74.
    • Stoof, C.R., Richards, B.K., Woodbury, P., Fabio, E.S., Brumbach, A., Cherney, J., Das, S., Geohring, L., Hornesky, J., Mayton, H., Mason, C., Ruestow, G., Smart, L.B., Volk, T.A., Steenhuis, T. 2014. Untapped potential: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable bioenergy production from marginal lands in New York and the Northeast USA. Bioenergy Research (in press).
    • Yoder Aaron M., D.J. Murphy, and A.F. DeHart. 2013. A Technical Review on Safety in On-Farm Biomass Production and Storage Systems: Status and Industry Needs.  American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Technical Paper No. 1620568.
    • Yoder, A.M., C. V. Schwab, P. D. Gunderson, and D. J. Murphy. 2013. Safety and Health in Biomass Production, Transportation and Storage. Journal of Agromedicine. DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2014.886539.

     Extension Programs

    Demonstration Sites

    Willow Equipment Access Program

    Shortcourses

    This Year's Shortcourses

    • Designing Sustainable, Working Landscapes with Perennial Crops for Bioenergy and Ecosystem Services (April 5-6 2017)

    Previous Shortcourses (click links to view agenda and presentations)

    Curriculum: Manufacturing Wood and Grass Pellets - Ciolkosz

    NEWBio Webinars - Upcoming & Archives

    NEWBio Blog

     

    "Formal" Educational Programs and Curriculum

    In order to prepare the next generation of workers for the emerging bioeconomy, NEWBio is providing interdisciplinary training and engagement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students; and developing a bioenergy curriculum core for the Northeast region of the United States.

     

    Human Systems and Marketing Opportunities in the Northeast Regional Bioeconomy

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

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    Journal Articles

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    White Papers

     

    Feedstock Improvement and Production of Perennial Energy Crops

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

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    Journal Articles

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    Harvest, Preprocessing, and Logistics of Integrated Biomass Supply Chains

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Case Studies

     

    Curriculum

    Webinars

    Videos

    • Commercial Willow Biomass Crops in New York State

    Journal Articles

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    System Performance and Sustainability Metrics

    Fact Sheets

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    Research Summaries

    Case Studies

    Webinars

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    Journal Articles

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    Safety and Health in Biomass Feedstock Production and Processing Operations

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

    Journal Articles

    • Schaufler, D., A. Yoder, D. Murphy, C Schwab, A. DeHart. 2014. Safety and Health Hazards in On-Farm Biomass Production and Processing. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health (in press).
    • Yoder Aaron M., D.J. Murphy, and A.F. DeHart. 2013. A Technical Review on Safety in On-Farm Biomass Production and Storage Systems: Status and Industry Needs.  American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Technical Paper No. 1620568.
    • Yoder, A.M., C. V. Schwab, P. D. Gunderson, and D. J. Murphy. 2013. Safety and Health in Biomass Production, Transportation and Storage. Journal of Agromedicine. DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2014.886539.

     

    NEWBioThe Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium - NEWBio is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2012-68005-19703 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

    Led by Penn State University, NEWBio includes partners from Cornell University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, West Virginia University, Delaware State University, Ohio State University, Rutgers University, USDA and NIFA logosUSDA’s Eastern Regional Research Center, and DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory.

     

     

     

     

     

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