Wood Wisdom Webinar: FPL Experts Talk Biomass, Bioenergy

Join researchers from the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) for a free webinar on December, 7, 2015. The webinar, Evaluation of Economic and Environmental Benefits From Utilizing Forest Residues, is hosted by Waste to Wisdom, a biomass research project funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Biomass Research and Development Initiative program.

Biomass conversion technologies that operate at or near the forest can help reduce inefficiencies.

The one-hour webinar is the third of six webinars on forest residues and biomass. Let our team of experts guide you through the latest research regarding the production of quality feedstock from forest residues, the development of biomass conversion technologies that operate at or near the forest, and the evaluation of economic and environmental benefits from utilizing forest residues for bioenergy and bio-based products. Forest Service presenters will include:

E.M. (Ted) Bilek: Economist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory; and Waste to Wisdom biofuels and biobased product development analysis team lead.

Rick Bergman: Research Forest Products Technologist and Acting Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.

Deborah S. Page-Dumroese: Project Leader, Root Disease and Soil Biology, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Forest residues, including small-diameter trees, tops, and limbs, produced during thinning and timber harvest operations, have long been underutilized and treated as waste materials because of their high collection and transportation costs and low market value. Biomass conversion technologies, especially when these materials are produced at or near the forest operations sites, provide opportunities for significantly increased transportation efficiencies and product market values.

This presentation will cover data analysis, summaries of preliminary results, and implications of the research work for forest-based industries. Don’t wait, register today!

For more information, including instructions on how to register, please visit Waste to Wisdom’s website.

Two preceding webinars, one on feedstock collection and another on product production, are available at http://wastetowisdom.com/webinars/