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Cellulosic Supply Chains for Bioenergy
11 November, 2010
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, PA 16801

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Schedule (links to presentations)
9:00 Welcome
9:15 An Update on Agronomic Biomass
9:45 Short Rotation Woody Crops
10:15 Outlook for Forest Bioenergy
10:45 Break
11:00 A Billion Tons - where willl it come from, and at what price?
11:45 Lunch
12:45 Understanding a Regional Biomass Inventory
13:30 Harvest Technologies
14:15 Pre-Processing Biomass
15:00 Break
15:15 Supply Chain Configurations
16:00 Discussion
16:30 Close


About the Event

One of the major opportunities and challenges for the growing bioenergy economy is the reliable and efficient supply of sustainable cellulosic feedstock - wood, energy crops, and field crop residues. This "supply chain" is a brand new business sector, and there is a need to understand how it is developing, as well as the opportunities for improving and optimizing this system.

Join us for this outstanding one-day event featuring expert presentations, discussion and networking opportunities.

Pre-Meeting Tour

An optional pre-tour and informal reception will be held on the afternoon before the short course to tour the bioenergy harvest plots at the Penn State experimental forest.

Who Should Attend?

Audience: Feedstock producers and suppliers, transport industry, end-use manufacturers.
Purpose: Allow participants to understand and wisely develop the region's supply chain for cellulosic bioenergy.


We are pleased to have some of the state and nation's top experts in cellulosic bioenergy supply chains at the event. This is an outstanding opportunity to interact with leaders in the field and gain real understanding about this important and fast-developing field.

Current speakers include:

Registration Information

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Registration cost: $130. - includes full buffet lunch, morning and afternoon coffee break.

Early Bird Registration (before Oct 22nd): $95

Pre-event tour is $15


Idaho National Laboratory SUNY ESF WVU Penn State



If you have questions, please contact:

Daniel Ciolkosz at, 814-863-3484

This workshop is organized by the Penn State Biomass Energy Center

Penn State is an Equal Opportunity University.

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