New Markets for Bioenergy Crops Short Course 2014

One Day Short Course
21 May, 2014
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, PA


About the Event

A healthy and resilient bioenergy economy needs to include a diverse market for biomass crops, including non-energy uses of these materials.  Fortunately, many opportunities exist for utilizing cellulosic bioenergy crops in a variety of markets. 



21 May:
8:30 Sign-in and Coffee
9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 Bioenergy Crop Resources in the Northeast - Tom Richard, Penn State Biomass Energy Center
10:00 Bedding Markets for Bioenergy Crops - Dan McFarland, Penn State Extension
10:45 Break
11:00  Biomass in the Mushroom Industry - Dan Royse, Penn State Department of Plant Pathology
11:45  Bioenergy Crops as Sorbents - Calvin Ernst, Ernst Biomass
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Alternative Uses of Biomass: Thermally Treated Biomass in Building Materials - David Devallance, West Virginia University
14:00 Packaging and Paper Products from Biomass - Jeff Catchmark and Judd Michael, Penn State Center for NanoCellulosics and Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
14:45 Marketing and Business Development - Mark Gagnon, Penn State Department of Agricultural Economics
15:30 Opportunities for Lignin - Meredith Bembenic, Caroline Clifford - Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
16:15 End


This short course was hosted By Penn State Extension in partnership with the Penn State Biomass Energy Center and the USDA-sponsored NEWBio Bioenergy Consortium - a regional partnership of universities, companies, and government agencies working together to grow the bioenergy industry in the Northeast US. Partial support is provided 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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