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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


Monday, March 13

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, Deputy 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


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 How will our forests be impacted by woody biomass market? -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

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.
-Steve Kelley, Professor and Department Head, Wood and Paper Science, NC State University

4:00 Response Panel:

Tuesday, March 14

7:30 Breakfast and Keynote Address. Use of Biomass for Energy: A Common Sense Thing to Do -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:

10:45 Climate Action Plan and its implications for woody biomass. -Thomas Peterson, Executive Director, Center for Climate Strategies, EESI (Presentation Unavailable)

11:15 State of North Carolina Policy. -Steve Kalland, Director of Development and Policy of the North Carolina Solar Center AND -Ivan Urlaub, Executive and Policy Director of the NC Sustainable Energy Association

11:45 Closing remarks – Dan Richter, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

 

     


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