One Day Short Course
June 25, 2013
Erickson Alumni Center, Morgantown, WV
Organized by the Penn State Biomass Energy Center, West Virgina University Appalachian Hardwood Center, the NEWBio regional bioenergy consortium and the Mid Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center
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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.
Who Should Attend?
Current and future owners or operators of heating plants and pellet manufacturers are strongly encouraged to attend. Project developers, regulatory agencies, and service providers in the industrial and renewable energy sectors will also find the material especially suited for their needs.
|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 Displayls|
|10:45||Overview of feedstock characteristics, desirable qualities|
|11:15||Wood energy system planning: lessons from recent install|
|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|
|14:30||Economics of CHP|
|15:00||Woody Biomass and CHP Applications|
|Conference Wrap up|
|15:30||Future Direction - Developing CHP projects in region
Speakers for this short course include nationally recognized experts in CHP and Bioenergy. Speakers include:
David DeVallance - West Virginia University
Gearoid Foley - Mid Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center
James Freihaut - Mid Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center
Shawn Grushecky - West Virginia University
Jeff Herholdt - West Virginia Division of Energy
Michael Jacobson - Penn State University
Tom Richard - Penn State Biomass Energy Center
The short course will be held at the beautiful Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, WV. For directions to the site, visit http://alumni.wvu.edu/eac/directions
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Registration is free of charge and lunch is provided, but you must register in advance. Registration closes June 21.
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This workshop is organized by a regional partnership of Penn State Extension and West Virginia University Appalachian Hardwood Center, 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