Proceedings

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The Southeast Biomass State & Regional Partnership (SEBRSP) is administered by the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB) for the U.S. Department of Energy. Funding from SEBRSP for this project was provided to North Carolina State University Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program under subgrant number SEBSRP-SSEB-2008-NCSU-FEOP-001.

Table of Contents

Preface

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Field Tours (optional)

Welcome Reception - Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Plenary Session I

Panel Discussion 1: Balancing Woody Biomass Resources

Luncheon Speaker: Ron Barmore - Biomass to Energy: Inventing the New Oil

Plenary Session I (continued)

Panel Discussion 2: How will the Southeast Contribute to the Renewable Fuels Standard?

Concurrent Session 1A: Biofuels

Organizer: Anne Tazewell, NC Solar Center
Moderator: Glenn Sappie, Economist, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality

Concurrent Session 1B: Biopower and Bioproducts

Biopower Organizer: Dr. Alex Hobbs, NC Solar Center
Bioproducts Organizer: Steve Peretti, NC State University
Moderator: Laurie Mettam, Natural Resources Leadership Institute

Concurrent Session 1C: Southern Bioenergy Roadmap Stakeholder Meeting

Coordinator: Charity Pennock, Senior Policies Analyst, Southern Growth Polices Board

Sponsors Recognition Reception

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Landowner Breakfast

Keynote Address: U.S. House of Representatives, Bob Etheridge, 2nd District, North Carolina

Plenary Session II: Wood Biomass Session - Issues and Opportunities

Moderator: Dr. Bob Bardon, Extension Forestry, NC State University

Plenary Session III: Animal Waste to Energy

Moderator: Dr. Len Bull, Professor of Animal Science and Associate Director of Animal & Poultry Waste Management Center, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University

Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Rich Vetter - Navigating the Muck: Experiences and lessons learned in utilizing animal and poultry wastes for feed and fuel.

Concurrent Session 2A: Southern States Energy Board Stakeholder Meeting

Southern States Energy Board Stakeholder Meeting Agenda

Concurrent Session 2B: Biofuels

Moderator: Anne Tazewell, Alternative Fuels Program Manager, NC Solar Center

Concurrent Session 2C: Biopower and Bioproducts

Moderator: Annette Dunlap, Agribusiness Development, NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Concurrent Session 2D: Southern Bioenergy Working Groups

Organizer: Charity Pennock, Southern Growth Policies Board

Closing Plenary Session IV: Charting a Course for Biomass Resource Use

Moderator and Panelist: Phil Badger, Bioenergy Technical Director for the Southern States Energy Board