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 Research Topics

    Topic 1. Leadership, Stakeholder Involvement, and Knowledge-to-Action

    Topic 2. Harvest, Preprocessing, and Logistics

    Topic 3. Human Systems

    Topic 4.Feedstock Improvement

    Topic 5. Sustainability Systems

    Topic 6. Safety and Health

    Topic 1. Leadership, Stakeholder Involvement, and Knowledge-to-Action

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

    Instructional Video

    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    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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    Topic 2. Harvest, Preprocessing, and Logistics

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

    Instructional Video

    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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    Topic 3. Human Systems

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

    Instructional Video

    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    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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    Topic 4. Feedstock Improvement

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

    Instructional Video

    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    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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    Topic 5. Sustainability Systems

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

    Instructional Video

    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    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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    Topic 6. Safety and Health

    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

    Instructional Video

    FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Journal Publications

    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 Media Type

     

      Extension Programs 

      "Formal" Education Programs and Curriculum

      Research Topics


    NEWBio Resources by MediaType

    Fact Sheets, Guides and Articles

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

    Research Summaries

    Case Studies

    Webinars - Upcoming & Archived

    Video

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    Classroom Curriculum - see below

    Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

    Social Media

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    Book Chapters, White Papers, Trade Journals, Miscellaneous Publications

    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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    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

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    Fact Sheets

    Research Summaries

    Webinars

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    Journal Articles

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    Harvest, Preprocessing, and Logistics of Integrated Biomass Supply Chains

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    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

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    Fact Sheets

    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

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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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