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Webinar: January 20th, 11:30 am PST – Economic Impacts of Poplar Biofuels Webinar

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   This study estimates the net economic impacts of short-rotation poplar for bio-jet fuel production in California, Washington, and Oregon. Regional impacts such aspotentialbiofuel output and employment opportunities are explored as well as poplar production, displacement of existing crops, handling and transportation of poplar,biorefinery construction and operation. We employed a suite of models includingaStatewide Agricultural Production (SWAP) model, which a hydro-economic model for crop adoption,aGeospatialBioenergy Systems Model (GBSM) to identify the optimal location ofthebiorefinery facility in each State,andIMPLAN, an input-output model of the regional economies to conduct the economic impact analysis. Results indicate the poplar production has the potential to replace some incumbent crops in the study areas at sufficiently high prices with net benefits in local employment, value added (gross domestic product), and output.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 11:30 am PST

Who Should Attend?

Policy makers, bio-industry representatives, academic researchers and community leaders

Presenters: Nathan Parker, Boon-Ling Yeo, and Josue Medelin-Azuara from the University of California Davis

Sponsored by: Washington State University Extension with funding from Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

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Please register for the webinar at and you will be sent a link to join the webinar.

This webinar is part of the AHB Hardwood Biofuels Webinar Series. Find the series including archived presentations online at

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