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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    Leadership, Stakeholder Involvement, and Knowledge-to-Action

     

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    Journal Publications

    Take a Closer Look: Biofuels Can Support Environmental, Economic and Social Goals. Environmental Science and Technology
    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. DOI: 10.1021/es5025433.

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    Human Systems

    Fact Sheets/Case Studies

    NEWBio Commercial Collaborators: Building a Sustainable Energy Future in the Northeast United States

    Research Summaries

    Research Summary: How Bioenergy Experts Can Improve Public Engagement - Weston M. Eaton.

    Research Summary: Socio-cultural Factors Shape Landowner Support and Willingness to Adopt Bioenergy Crops - Weston M. Eaton.

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    Journal Publications

    News Media Analysis of Carbon Capture and Storage and Biomass: Perceptions and Possibilities
    Feldpausch-Parker, A. M., Burnham, M., Melnik, M., Callaghan, M. L., Selfa, T.
    2015. Energies, April 2015. 8(4), 3058-3074. DOI: 10.3390/en8043058

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    Feedstock Improvement

    Fact Sheets

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    Journal Publications

    Genotype by environment interactions analysis of North American shrub willow yield trials confirms superior performance of triploid hybrids
    Fabio, E.S., Volk, T.A., Miller, R.O., Serapiglia, M.J., Gauch, H.G., Johnson, G.A, van Rees, K.C.J., Labrecque, M., Amichev, B.Y., Hangs, R.D., Kuzovkina, J.A., Ewy, R.G., Kling, G.J. and Smart, L.B.
    2015. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12344

    Whole-Genome sequences of thirteen endophytic bacteria isolated from shrub willow (Salix) grown in Geneva, New York
    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. Genome Announcements. 2(3):e00288-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00288-14.

    Development, characterization and cross-amplification of eight EST-derived microsatellites in Salix
    He, X., Zheng, J., Serapiglia, M.J., Smart, L.B., Shi, S., Wang, B.
    2014. Silvae Genetica. In press.

    Genetic evidence for three discrete taxa of Melampsora (Pucciniales) affecting willows (Salix spp.) in New York State
    Kenaley, S.C., Smart, L.B., and Hudler, G.W.
    2014. Fungal Biology 2014 Aug;118(8):704-20. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2014.05.001.

    Switchgrass yield on reclaimed surface mines for bioenergy production
    Marra, M., T. Keene, J. Skousen, and T. Griggs.
    2013. J. Env. Qual. 42: 696-703. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2012.0453

    Early selection of novel triploid hybrids of shrub willow with improved biomass yield relative to diploids
    Serapiglia, M.J., Gouker, F.E., Smart L.B.
    2014. BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14: 74. DOI:10.1186/1471-2229-14-74.

    Ploidy level affects important biomass traits of novel shrub willow (Salix) hybrids
    Serapiglia, M.J., F.E. Gouker, J.F. Hart, F. Unda, S.D. Mansfield, A.J. Stipanovic, and L.B. Smart.
    2014. BioEnergy Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9521-x

    Evaluation of the impact of compositional differences in switchgrass genotypes on pyrolysis product yield
    Serapiglia, M.J., Mullen, C.A., Boateng, A.A, Cortese, L.M., Bonos, S.A., Hoffman, L.
    2015. Industrial Crops and Products 74:957-968. DOI:10.1016/j.indcrop.2015.06.024

    Variability in pyrolysis product yield from novel shrub willow genotypes
    Serapiglia, M.J., Mullen, C.A., Smart, L.B., and Boateng, A.A.
    2015. Biomass Bioenergy. 72:74-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2014.11.015

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    Harvest, Preprocessing, and Logistics

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Planting and Maintenance of Willow Bioenergy Crops- Justin P. Heavey and Timothy A. Volk.

    Site Preparation for Willow Bioenergy Crops- Justin P. Heavey and Timothy A. Volk.

    Site Selection for Willow Bioenergy Crops- Justin P. Heavey and Timothy A. Volk.

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    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Journal Publications

    Switchgrass yield and quality on reclaimed surface mines in West Virginia: II. Feedstock Quality and Theoretical Ethanol Production
    Brown, C., T. Griggs, and J. Skousen
    2015.  Bioenergy Research.  DOI 10.1007/s12155-015-9657-3

    Switchgrass biofuel production on reclaimed surface mines: I. Soil quality and dry matter yield
    Brown, C., T. Griggs, T. Keene, M. Marra, and J. Skousen
    2015. Bioenergy Research. DOI 10.1007/s12155-015-9658-2

    Planting rates and delays during the establishment of willow biomass crops
    Bush, C., T.A. Volk, M.H. Eisenbies
    2015. Biomass and Bioenergy. Vol. 83, December 2015. Pp 290-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.10.008

    Bark content of two shrub willow cultivars grown at two sites and relationships with centroid bark content and stem diameter
    Eich, S., T.A. Volk, M.H. Eisenbies
    2015. Bioenergy Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-015-9617-y

    Changes in feedstock quality in willow chip piles created in winter from a commercial scale harvest. Biomass and Bioenergy
    Eisenbies, M.H., T.A. Volk, A. Patel
    2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.02.004

    Evaluation of a Single-Pass, Cut and Chip Harvest System on Commercial-Scale, Short-Rotation Shrub Willow Biomass Crops
    Eisenbies, M. H., Volk, T. A., Posselius, J., Foster, C., Shi, S., Karapetyan, S.
    2014. BioEnergy Research, 1-13, June 3, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9482-0.

    Quality and variability of commercial-scale short rotation willow biomass harvested using a single-pass cut-and-chip forage harvester
    Eisenbies, M.H., T.A. Volk, J. Posselius, S. Shi, and A. Patel
    2014. BioEnergy Research 14 Oct 2014, 1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9540-7.

    The effect of bio-carbon addition on the electrical conductive, mechanical, and thermal properties of polyvinyl alcohol/biochar composites
    Nan, N., D. DeVallance, X. Xie, J. Wang
    2015. Journal of Composite Materials, April 2016. 50(9), 1161-1168. DOI: 10.1177/0021998315589770

    Winter rye as a bioenergy feedstock: impact of crop maturity on composition. Biotechnology for Biofuels
    Shao X, K. DiMarco, T. Richard, and L. Lynd
    2015. February 27, 2015. 8:35. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-015-0225-z

    Establishment and growth of switchgrass and other biomass crops on surface mines. Journal American Society of Mining and Reclamation
    Skousen, J., C. Brown, T. Griggs, and S. Byrd
    2014. 3(1): 136-156. DOI: 10.21000/JASMR14010136

    Recently Bred Willow (Salix spp.) Biomass Crops Show Stable Yield Trends Over Three Rotations at Two Sites
    Sleight, N. and T. Volk
    2016. Bioenergy Research. DOI 10.1007/s12155-016-9726-2

    Enhanced enzymatic saccharification of shrub willow using sulfolane pretreatment
    Wang, K., X. Xie, J. Jiang, J. Wang
    2016. Cellulose. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-016-0875-4

    Microwave assisted hydrolysis of holocellulose catalyzed with sulfonated char derived from lignin-rich residue
    Wang, K., X. Xie, Z. Si, J. Jiang, J. Wang
    2014. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering. Vol. 2015, Article ID 106137. DOI: 10.1155/2015/106137

    Integrated Acidogenic Digestion and Carboxylic Acid Separation by Nanofiltration Membranes for the Lignocellulosic Carboxylate Platform
    Xiong, B., T.L. Richard and M. Kumar
    Journal of Membrane Science. Vol. 489, 1 September 2015. 275-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.04.022

    Directional liquefaction coupling fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass for platform chemicals
    Xu, J., X. Xie, J. Wang, J. Jiang
    2016. Green Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/c5gc03070f

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    Sustainability Systems

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    Journal Publications

    Living snow fences show potential for large storage capacity and reduced drift length shortly after planting
    Heavey, J.P. and T.A. Volk.
    2014. Agroforestry Systems 88(5): 803-814. DOI: 10.1007/s10457-014-9726-1.

    Uncertainties in Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Advanced Biomass Feedstock Logistics Supply Chains in Kansas
    Nguyen, L., K.G. Cafferty, E.M. Searcy, S. Spatari.
    2014. Energies 7(11), 7125-7146. DOI: 10.3390/en7117125

    Seasonal Dynamics of N, P, and K in an Organic and Inorganic Fertilized Willow Biomass System. Applied and Environmental Soil Science
    Quaye, A.K., T.A. Volk, and J.J Schoenau.
    2014. Article ID 471248. DOI: 10.1155/2015/471248

    Untapped potential: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable bioenergy production from marginal lands in New York and the Northeast USA
    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. Bioenergy Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9515-8

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    Safety and Health

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    Research Summaries

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    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Journal and Other Publications

    Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards and Community Fire Response Capabilities
    Richard Orange, CFI, LCS, STS; Douglas Schaufler, P.E., Ph.D; Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., CSP.
    Penn State Extension Code EE0188 02/17pod

    Safety and Health Hazards in On-Farm Biomass Production and Processing
    Schaufler, D., A. Yoder, D. Murphy, C Schwab, A. DeHart.
    2014. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. DOI 10.13031/jash.20.10639

    Safety and Health in Biomass Production, Transportation and Storage
    Yoder, A.M., C. V. Schwab, P. D. Gunderson, and D. J. Murphy.
    2013. Journal of Agromedicine. DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2014.886539.

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    NEWBio Resources by MediaType

    Fact Sheets, Guides and Articles

    Shrub Willow Biomass Producer's Handbook
    Abrahamson, L.P. et al.
    2010. Fact Sheet. State University of New York.

    Introduction to Processing Feedstocks into Biofuels
    Ciolkosz, D.
    2016. Article.

    EcoWillow 2.0—Economic Analysis of Shrub Willow Crops
    Heavey, J. and T. A. Volk.
    2014. Fact Sheet. Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

    Willow Crop Production Scenarios Using EcoWillow 2.0
    Heavey, J. and T. A. Volk.
    2014. Fact Sheet. Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

    EcoWillow 2.0—Summary of Model Updates
    Heavey, J. and T. A. Volk.
    2014. Fact Sheet. Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

    Commercial Willow Production for Biopower in Northern NY State
    Heavey, J. and T. A. Volk
    2014. Fact Sheet. Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

    Site Preparation for Willow Bioenergy Crops
    Heavey, J. and T. A. Volk.
    2015. Fact Sheet. Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

    Site Selection for Willow Bioenergy Crops
    Heavey, J. and T. A. Volk.
    2015. Fact Sheet. Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

    Planting and Maintenance
    Heavey, J. and T. A. Volk.
    2016. Fact Sheet. Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

    Evaluation of Anthracnose Severity on Switchgrass Cultivars and Accessions
    Hoffman, L. et al.
    2016. Article.

    NEWBio Energy Crop Profile: “Shrub Willow Fact Sheet”
    Jacobson, M.
    2012. Penn State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, University Park, PA.

    NEWBio Energy Crop Profile: “Miscanthus Fact Sheet”
    Jacobson, M.
    2012. Penn State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, University Park, PA.

    NEWBio Energy Crop Profile: “Switchgrass Fact Sheet”
    Jacobson, M.
    2102. Penn State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, University Park, PA.

    Willow Harvesting Equipment Considerations
    Jacobson, M.
    2016. A Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet.

    Miscanthus Budget for Biomass Production
    Jacobson, M., et al.
    2013. A Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet.

    Shrub Willow Budget for Biomass Production
    Jacobson, M., et al.
    2014. A Penn State Extension Renewable and Alternative Energy Fact Sheet.

    Switchgrass Budget for Biomass Production
    Jacobson, M. et al.
    2014. A Penn State Extension and Renewable Energy Fact Sheet.

    NEWBio in West Virginia: “A Peek at the Process of Developing a Willow Demonstration Area in Rupert, West Virginia”
    Owen, S. C., S. Grushecky and H. Nobert.
    2013. WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

    NEWBio in West Virginia: “Exploring New Opportunities for Sustainable Bioenergy Resources in the Mountain State”
    Owen, Sarah Cross, S. Grushecky and J. Skousen.
    2013. WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

    NEWBio in West Virginia: “Giant Miscanthus: A Bioenergy Crop Profile for West Virginia”
    Owen, Sarah Cross, S. Grushecky and J. Skousen.
    2013. WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

    NEWBio in West Virginia: “Switchgrass: A Bioenergy Crop Profile for West Virginia”
    Owen, Sarah Cross, S. Grushecky and J. Skousen.
    2013. WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

    NEWBio in West Virginia: “Shrub Willow: A Bioenergy Crop Profile for West Virginia”
    Owen, Sarah Cross, S. Grushecky and J. Skousen.
    2013. WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

    Improving the Yield of Shrub Willow Bioenergy Crops
    Smart, Larry Smart and M. Jacobson.
    Ag Progress Days. Rock Springs, PA. August 2013.

    Demonstrating Yield of Shrub Willow Bioenergy Crops
    Smart, Larry.
    Big Flats Field Day, Elmira, NY. July 2013.

    Bipolaris Leaf Spot on Switchgrass: Bipolaris species
    Songsomboon, K. et al.
    2017. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

    BCAP Helps Commercialize Shrub Willow for Bioenergy in Northern New York
    Volk, T. and S.J. Harlow.
    2016. Article.

     

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    NEWBio Commercial Collaborators: Building a Sustainable Energy Future in the Northeast United States

    Research Summaries

    Exploring on-farm pyrolysis processing of biofuels
    Boateng, A. K. and S. Harlow.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension.

    Characteristics of willow biomass chips produced using a single-pass cut-and-chip harvester
    Eisenbies, M., T. A. Volk, and J. Posselius.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension.

    Development of a Single-Pass Cut-and-Chip Harvesting System for Short Rotation Woody Crops
    Eisenbies, M., T. A. Volk, and J. Posselius.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension.

    Biomass Crop Production Benefits from a Wide Spectrum of Marketing Opportunities
    Harlow, S., K. Ruamsook, and E. Thomchick.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension.

    Modeling and optimization of woody biomass harvest and logistics in the northeastern United States
    Hartley, D.
    2014. Ph.D. Dissertation. Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. 219 pp.

    Maximizing Planted Area and Biomass Production in Shrub Willow Bioenergy Fields
    Heavey, J. and I. Knipfing.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension.

    EcoWillow 2.0: An Updated Tool for Financial Analysis of Willow Biomass
    Heavey, J. and T. Volk.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension.

    U.S. Billion-Ton Update Shows Farms and Forests Have Huge Potential for U.S. Bioenergy Future
    Langholtz, M. and S. Harlow.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension.

    Safety and Health Risks of Producing Biomass on the Farm
    Schaufler, D., D. Murphy, and S. Harlow.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension.

    Triploid Hybrids of Shrub Willow Yield More Biomass Than Diploids and Tetraploids
    Smart, L.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension.

    Sequestration of Carbon by Shrub Willow Offsets Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Volk, T.
    Research Summary. Published on eXtension

     

    Case Studies

    ReEnergy Holdings: Offering Markets for Biomass in the Northeast
    Harlow, S.
    Case Study. Published on eXtension.

    Renmatix Turns Biomass into Sugars for Industrial Use
    Harlow, S.
    Case Study. Published on eXtension.

    Terra Green Energy: Pioneers in Torrefaction for Commercial Co-Combustion
    Harlow, S. and T. Causer.
    Case Study. Published on eXtension.

    Ernst Conservation Seeds Transforms Leftover Biomass into Energy Product
    Harlow, S. and C. Ernst.
    Case Study. Published on eXtension.

    New Holland Agriculture Expands Offerings for Biomass Harvest and Handling
    Harlow, S., J. Posselius, and J. Heavey.
    Case Study. Published on eXtension.

    Double A Willow Strengthens Biomass Supply Chain by Providing Willow Plantings to Biofuels Industry
    Harlow, S., D. Rak, and J. Heavey.
    Case Study. Published on eXtension.

     

    Webinars - Upcoming & Archived

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    Technical Reports

    Biomass Resources, Uses, and Opportunities in West Virginia 2013
    Grushecky, S., J. Wang, S. Owen, and L. Osborn.
    2014. Final Technical Report to the West Virginia Division of Energy. Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. 128pp.

    Market Opportunity Identification for Lignocellulosic Biomass
    Thomchick, E. and K. Ruamsook.
    February 2014. White paper.

    Patents or Licensures

    Willow plant name ‘Preble’.
    Abrahamson, L.P., R. F. Kopp, L. B. Smart and T.A. Volk.
    2014. U.S. PP24,537, filed February 29, 2012, and issued June 10, 2014.

     

    Classroom Curriculum - see below

    Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

    Social Media

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    Book Chapters, White Papers, Trade Journals, Miscellaneous Publications

    Advancements in Wood Pretreatment for Bioenergy and Biofuel Applications
    DeVallance, D., T. Wang, X. Xie, J. Wang.
    2014. In: Practices and Perspectives in Sustainable Bioenergy: A Systems Thinking Approach. (M. Mitra, ed.), Springer. Accepted.

    Wood-Based Energy in the Northern Forests
    Jacobson, M. and D. Ciolkosz (Eds)
    2013. Springer.

    Domestication and Conservation of Populus and Salix Genetic Resources (Chap. 4.)
    Stanton, B.J., Smart, L.B., and Serapiglia, M.J.
    2014. In: Richardson, J. and Isebrands, J.G. (eds.) Poplars and Willows: Trees for Society and the Environment. CABI and Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy. pp 124-199

    Agriculture and Forestry Integration
    Richard, T.L., and H. El-Lakany.
    2015. In: Bioenergy and Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps. G. M. Souza, R. L. Victoria, C.A. Joly and L.M. Verdade (eds.). Scientific Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE) – FAPESP – BIOEN – BIOTA+10 – FAPESP Climate Change. Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp 468-489.

    Development and Deployment of Willow Biomass Crops
    Volk, T. A., L. P. Abrahamson, T. Buchholz, J. Caputo and M. Eisenbies.
    2014. In: Cellulosic Energy Cropping Systems. (D. Karlen, ed.) John Wiley and Sons, pp 201-217

    Journal Publications

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    • 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

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    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

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    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

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    White Papers

     

    Feedstock Improvement and Production of Perennial Energy Crops

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    Harvest, Preprocessing, and Logistics of Integrated Biomass Supply Chains

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    Fact Sheets

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    Curriculum

    Webinars

    Videos

    • Commercial Willow Biomass Crops in New York State

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    System Performance and Sustainability Metrics

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    Safety and Health in Biomass Feedstock Production and Processing Operations

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    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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