Biomass Combined Heat and Power Systems
17-18 November, 2010
Four Points Sheraton, Greensburg, PA
State College, PA 16801
|Schedule (Presentation links)|
|8:30||Sign-in and Coffee|
|9:00||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:15||CHP Fundamentals and History|
|10:00||Owner and Societal Benefits of CHP|
|10:45||Biomass Supply and Availability|
|11:30||De-mystifying Wood as a Biomass Fuel|
|13:00||Native Grasses as a Biomass Fuel|
|13:45||Biomass CHP Emissions|
|14:30||CHP Qualifiers and Considerations|
|15:30||CHP Economics in Pennsylvania|
|16:15||Alternative Energy Credits and CHP in Pennsylvania|
|8:35||Combustion Units for Biomass|
|9:00||Organic Rankine Cycle Systems|
|9:30||Steam Turbine Systems for CHP|
|10:00||Fuel Storage and Handling for Solid Fuel Biomass|
|10:45||CHP System Thermal Design|
|11:30||Energy and Policy Trends|
|12:45||Tour of Greensburg Thermal|
About the Event
One of the major opportunities for industrial and commercial building designers is to create
facilities that are both economically and ecologically viable. Biomass based Combined Heat and Power systems promise to be a significant component of future green building efforts, providing thermal and electrical needs from locally-produced, renewable fuel. Several new and ongoing projects
in the region are successfully using biomass CHP to supply their needs, and there is scope for strong growth in this sector in the coming years.
Join us for this outstanding 1.5-day event featuring expert presentations, discussion and networking opportunities. Lunches, coffee, and a reception on Day 1 provide opportunities for networking and discussing issues and ideas. The meeting will also feature a tour of the Greensburg Thermal plant, an innovative CHP facility that is spearheading a conversion from coal to biomass for its fuel feedstock.
Who Should Attend?
Design engineers, architects, and project developers will benefit from this technical event - especially those interested in developing an understanding of biomass CHP systems and the role they can play in future projects. Continuing Professional Development credit is available for professional engineers.
We are pleased to have some of the state and nation's top experts in biomass energy and CHP at the event. This is an outstanding opportunity to interact with leaders in the field and gain real understanding about this important opportunity.
Current speakers include:
- Dan Arnett - Ernst Biomass
Dan Arnett received his B.S. in Economics from Westminster College. He has been employed by Ernst Conservation Seeds, Inc., Meadville, PA, for four years as Biomass Coordinator. For the past two years, he has also held the position of Manager for Ernst Biomass, LLC, a startup company focusing on the production of solid fuels utilizing native grass biomass as feedstock. In these roles he has gained experience in the establishment, harvest, and particularly the densification of grass biomass.
- Larry Burton - Penn State College of Engineering
- Dan Ciolkosz - Penn State Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Dr. Ciolkosz is an Extension Associate with Penn State's Biomass Energy Center and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. His professional experience includes several years as a project consultant for CDH Energy Corp., as well as a Senior Lecturer position at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where he lectured on controlled environments and agricultural energy. He co-chairs the statewide renewable energy outreach program for Penn State Cooperative Extension.
- Jay Clark – AFS Energy
Jay Clark is the third founding partner of AFS Energy Systems. AFS is a design-build engineering and manufacturing firm specializing in solid fuel / biomass combustion, fuel storage and material transfer systems since 1990. AFS Energy and their manufacturing facilities are located in Lemoyne, PA.
- Steven Feldbauer – Abbott Energy Systems
- Gearoid Foley – Integrated CHP Systems Corp.
- Ed Johnstonbaugh – Penn State Cooperative Extension
- Bob Larson - !st Renewable Energy Technologies
Mr. Larson is the CEO for 1st RET, a turnkey supplier of modular CHP systems using Organic Rankine Cycle Technology (ORC). Bob received his B.S. in Forestry from Penn State and a MBA from Philadelphia University. His professional experience consists of 18 years in the public utility sector and 11 years in the power generation industry. For the past several years, Bob has been working to deploy highly efficient European CHP systems in the North American market.
- Chuck Ray – Penn State School of Forest Resources
- Richard Sweetser – Exergy Partners Corp.
Register online at: http://guest.cvent.com/d/bdqf8m
Registration cost: $130. - includes full buffet lunch, morning and afternoon coffee break.
Early Bird Registration (before Oct 22nd): $95
If you have questions, please contact:
Daniel Ciolkosz at firstname.lastname@example.org, 814-863-3484
This workshop is organized by the Penn State Biomass Energy Center
Penn State is an Equal Opportunity University.