NEWBio: Northeast Woody / Warm-season Biomass Consortium led by the Pennsylvania State University is investigating a variety of feedstocks including willow, switchgrass, and miscanthus for advanced biofuels.
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 renew the northeastern landscape by overcoming existing barriers and dramatically increasing the sustainable, cost-effective supply of lignocellulosic biomass while reducing net greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing ecosystem services, and building vibrant communities.
By investigating several distinct feedstock production and value chain strategies, NEWBio observes how bioenergy expansion differs across diverse Northeast localities depending on natural and human capital, legacies of interest and expertise, and shared future visions.
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