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Energy from Wood
Exploring the Issues and Impacts for North Carolina

March 13-14 , 2006
J.S. McKimmon Center
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina


Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

Monday, March 13
8:30 Registration and Refreshments
 

POTENTIAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
-Session Moderator: J.B. Jett, Interim Dean, NCSU, College of Natural Resources

9:00 Why renewable energy sources? Why now?! -Alex Hobbs, Director, North Carolina Solar Center, NC State University
9:30 Why woody biomass? - Fred Mayes, Chief, Renewables Information Team, Energy Information Agency, Department of Energy
10:00 Break
 
EXISTING TECHNOLOGY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY
-Session Moderator: Dr. William Schlesinger, Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
10:30 Technologies to produce energy from woody biomass. -Sue LeVan, USFS, Wood Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
11:00 Harvesting woody biomass. -Robert Rummer, US Forest Service, Forest Operations Research Unit, Auburn, AL
11:30 Woody biomass technology and research in the Southern Region. - Larry Biles, Director, Southern Forest Research Partnership, Inc., Athens, GA
12:00 Lunch and Keynote Address. -William G. Ross, Secretary of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
   
UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF WOODY BIOMASS
-Session Moderator: Dr. Arthur Cooper, Professor Emeritus and former Department Head, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University
1:00 Do we have the biomass? Can we sustain it? -Chris Hopkins, NC DFR
1:30 Forest level impacts of woody biomass utilization. -Dr. Dennis Hazel, NCSU Cooperative Extension Forestry
2:00 What are the potential wildlife impacts of woody biomass utilization. -Dr. Chris Moorman, NCSU Cooperative Extension Forestry
2:30 Break
3:00 Anticipating the on-site and off-site impacts of woody biomass on soil and water. -Sean Brogan, Water Quality Forester, NC Division Forest Resources
3:30 Understanding the science of air quality, Green House Gases, and woody biomass. -Pamela Spath, Senior Chemical Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Golden, CO
4:00 Response Panel:
-Utility/ Power Perspective: Bob Goodson, COO TSE Services, N.C. Electric Cooperatives
-Environmental Perspective: Will McDow, Environmental Defense Fund
-Forest Industry Perspective: Carl West, Weyerhaeuser
-Non-Industrial Private Landowner Stakeholders: Stephen Whitfield, NCWoodlands
5:20 Poster Social and Exhibitors
6:30 Adjourn
   
Tuesday, March 14
7:30 Breakfast and Keynote Address. -Stan Adams, State Forester, NC Division of Forest Resources
   
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND POLICY FOR WOOD ENERGY
-Session Moderator: Stan Adams, State Forester and Director, NC Division of Forest Resources
9:00 Impacts on local and regional economies. -Dr. Jian Gan, Associate Professor Forest Science, Texas A&M University
9:30

Success stories (Presentations):

  • Wade Bennett, CEO, Craven Wood Energy, New Bern
  • Norm Etkind, Program Director, Vermont Superintendents Association School Energy Management Program
  • Larry Stewart, Phoenix Consulting Group International, LLC
  • Daniel Day, EPRIDA
10:30 Break
10:45 Climate Action Plan and its implications for woody biomass. -Thomas Peterson, Executive Director, Center for Climate Strategies, EESI
11:15 State of North Carolina Policy. -Steve Kalland, Deputy Director of Development and Policy of the North Carolina Solar Center AND Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director of the NC Sustainable Energy Association
11:45 Where do we go from here? -Speaker to be announced
12:00 Conference adjourns
   
OPTIONAL AFTERNOON FIELD TRIP
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:30 Field trip to the Dorothea Dix campus energy facility, which has been operational as a wood-chip using facility since 1979 and uses about 8,500 tons of woody chips annually for peak energy demand.
3:00 Field trip concludes


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