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Waste to Wisdom Annual Meeting & FPS International Convention

June 29th, 2016

The Waste to Wisdom 3rd Annual Meeting will be part of the Forest Products Society 70th International Convention. Join the Waste to Wisdom team on Wednesday, June 29 for four sessions discussing the project’s research and outcomes over the last few years.

Wednesday, June 29

Session 1: Biomass Feedstock Development
8:30am – 10:00am

In-woods treatments of forest residues for production of quality feedstocks – Anil Kizha and Han-Sup Han
Conceptual specification of large-bale forest residuals balers – James Dooley and Christopher Lanning
Production of High Quality Feedstocks through Comminution – Joel Bisson and Han-Sup Han
Biomass Supply Chain Optimization in Northern California -or- Development and Optimization of a Northern California Biomass Supply Chain Model – Michael Berry and John Sessions

Session 2: Biomass Conversion Technologies – Torrefaction, Densification, and Gasification
10:30am – 12:00pm

Torrefaction: Report on Pilot Testing in Big Lagoon California – Charles Chamberlin
Torrefaction: Design and Testing for Scaled Up Torrefaction Unit – Mark Severy (SERC)
Briquetting: Briquette Quality and Durability Across Multiple Feedstocks – Andy Eggink and John Crouch of PFI
Gasification: Suitability of Gasifier Generator Set for Providing Remote Power to BCT Field Operations – Kyle Palmer (SERC)

Session 3: Environmental and Economic Analysis of Biomass Conversion Processes
1:30am – 3:00pm

Avoided Impacts on Human Health by Recovering Wood Residues for Bioenergy and Bio-products in the Pacific Northwest – Francesca Pierobon, Indroneil Ganguly, Cody Sifford, and Ivan Eastin
Economic Impact Analysis of Biomass Conversion Technology in Western States – Daisuke Sasatani, Benjamin Barenboim, Ivan Eastin, Indroneil Ganguly
A High-Resolution Spatially Explicit Database for Quantifying Forest Products, Fire, Carbon, Air Quality and Economics in the Pacific Coastal States – Luke Rogers and Jeff Comnick
Public Perceptions of Using Woody Biomass for Bioenergy Products in West Coast States: Preliminary Results – Ivan Eastin, Daisuke Sasatani, Indroneil Ganguly and Tait Bowers

Session 4: Biochar Production and Utilization
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Biochar production using multiple feedstocks, lessons learned – Dave Carter
Design and Test Plan for Scaled up Biochar Unit – Jonah Levine
Opportunities to Sequester C, Mitigate Climate Change, and Alter Soil Properties Using Biochar – Debbie Page-Dumroese


June 29th, 2016


Waste to Wisdom
(406) 546-5977


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