A day-long Wood Bioenergy Symposium at the International Woodworking Fair August 21 will examine the role woody bioenergy plays in the demand for forest fiber and primary and secondary finishing residues. It is moderated by Tim Portz, program director of BBI International, which operates the International Biomass Conference and Expo.

Wood Bioenergy Symposium at IWF 2012

Tuesday, August 21st 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at the Gerogia World Congress Center the day prior to the International Woodworking Fair exhibition opening. The symposium costs $245 until July 27; afterward it is $295.

Attendees will hear about the technologies and economics of converting woody biomass to energy products. Industry experts will also examine the impact energy production from woody biomass has on the cost of inbound material and the revenue potential for either on-site energy production or off take agreements.

Four panels planned will look at:

• Reviewing the Current Demand for Forest Residues in the American Southeast

• Overview of Wood Energy Facilities in the American Southeast Operating or Under Construction

• Exploring the Various Pathways for Creating Energy and Energy Products from Woody Biomass

• Making the Leap: Lessons Learned from Forest Products Manufacturers that Have Entered the Energy Game

The final panel in the symposium will feature biomass-to-energy technology representatives that have successfully been involved in biomass-to-energy endeavors and help attendees understand their overall business strategy.

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