Bioenergy Supply Chain Short Course 2013

One Day Short Course
June 25, 2013
Erickson Alumni Center, Morgantown, WV

Organized by the Penn State Biomass Energy Center, West Virgina University, the NEWBio regional bioenergy consortium and the Mid Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center


About the Event

Pellets and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) are two growing opportunities for the bioenergy industry in the region. Pellets - from wood or other biomass - continue to grow in popularity for domestic use and export markets. CHP systems from biomass remains one of the most cost effective and efficient uses of renewable biomass fuel.

How do you determine if a facility is a good fit for CHP? How can pellet producers take advantage of emerging markets? What are the regulatory and economic drivers of success? Join us for this outstanding short course where experts will be addressing these and other important questions that will allow you to identify successful opportunities and network with participants in the expanding bioenergy economy.


Program (click on title to access presentation)

Morning Session:
8:30 Registration opens; light breakfast and networking
9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 Setting the Stage (Pellet relevance, CHP, feedstocks, government involvement)
9:45 New Feedstocks for Bioenergy
10:15 Break/Networking/Posters and Displays
10:45  Overview of feedstock characteristics, desirable qualities
11:15 Wood energy system planning: lessons from recent install
12:00 Lunch
Afternoon Session: CHP and Pellet Systems
13:00 WV Energy Plan and Selling Power to the Grid
13:30 Overview of Clean Energy Application Center
14:00 CHP Fundamentals and Economics
15:00 Woody Biomass and CHP Applications
15:30 Future Direction – Developing additional CHP projects in region (discussion)

This workshop was organized by a regional partnership of Penn State Extension and West Virginia Extension, along with the Penn State Biomass Energy Center, the "NEWBio" northeast regional woody/warm season biomass consortium, and the Mid Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center.

This event is supported by the US-DOE Mid Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center, and by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant No. 2012-68005-19703 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Penn State is an Equal Opportunity University.

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