March 23: Field tour demonstrates poplar bioenergy potential

AHB-logo-100CLARKSBURG, Calif. – Join researchers in the field at the Advanced Hardwood Biofuels (AHB) Clarksburg 50-acre poplar demonstration site 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. The hybrid poplars will show their regrowth potential in their second growing season after initial harvest in fall 2014.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register, see or contact Betsy Fradd, or 253-241-5043.

The tour will feature environmental specialists, researchers, policy makers and extension professionals. Topics will include:
• Growing poplar as a short rotation woody energy crop
• Sustainable production and environmental impacts on soil, water and wildlife
• The best areas to develop biofuel and bioproduct industries
• Biomass production with operational and research poplar plots

AHB is a consortium of educational and industry partners, including Washington State University, working to prepare northern California, Oregon, Washington and northern Idaho for a sustainable hardwood biochemicals and biofuels industry. Learn more at


Betsy Fradd, Advanced Hardwood Biofuels, 253-241-5043,