Forest Biomass and the Bioeconomy: Using Forest Residues for Profit, Carbon Sequestration and Soil Restoration

Agenda
Start Date: April 25, 2019
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

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8:00Welcome and introductionDeborah Page-Dumroese and Nate Anderson, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service

Moderator: Melissa Pingree

8:10Case study: Project Planning for Biomass Utilization – Green Diamond Resource CompanyMike Alcorn, Green Diamond

8:30Efficient and Cost Effective Forest Biomass Operations: How can Biomass Logistics and Supply Chain management be improved?Han-Sup Han, Northern Arizona University

9:15Value-added Products and Markets: What Can be Done With all That Woody Biomass? Jim Dooley, Forest Concepts

10:25   Exhibitor Talk

10:35   Break

10:50Biochar as a Forest Industry Co-product: Is There Space For New Products in Traditional Manufacturing Operations?Nate Anderson, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service

11:15 Economics of Equipment and Biochar Valuation: What Makes and Loses Money in the Bioenergy and Bioproducts Market?Kamalakanta Sahoo, Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service

11:35   Exhibitor Talk

11:45   Lunch (included with registration)

Moderator: Nate Anderson

1:00Building Soil Organic Matter With Biochar: What Are The Important Connections Between Carbon Sequestration, Soil, and Forest Health?Deborah Page-Dumroese, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service

1:30Case study: Making Biochar and Bioenergy at a Fixed-Location Biochar PlantGrant Scheve, Rogue Biochar

1:50Forest to Farm: What are the Connections Between Biochar From Forest Biomass and Adding Value in the Agricultural Sector?Jim Archuleta, USDA Forest Service

2:10   Exhibitor Talk

2:20   Break

2:45Connections to Natural Soil Carbon: Can Prescribed Fire Help Restore Charcoal to Forest Soils? Tom DeLuca, University of Montana

3:05Revitalizing Rural Economies With Woody Biomass, Bioenergy and Possibly Biochar: What are the Trends and Opportunities?Marcus Kauffman, Oregon Department of Forestry

3:25Case study: Mobile Pyrolysis and Fuel Treatment to Reduce Fire RiskDarren McAvoy, Utah State University

3:45Make Your Own Biochar: What Technologies are best for Small Scale Production? (kilns, pits, and boxes)Kelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates

4:05   Exhibitor Talk

4:15   Wrap-up

4:30   Reception with speakers and attendees

About the Conference
The meeting will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA.

Live Streaming Option Available:
The entire session will be live streamed on April 25, 2019 starting at 8:00AM Pacific. If interested, select this option on the registration page. The fee is $125. The session will also be archived and the live streaming link will be valid for accessing the session after April 25, 2019.

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