What you’ll learn
To characterize the potential economic viability of transportable biomass conversion facilities for producing biochar, briquettes, and torrefied wood, biomass supply chains were modeled and optimized for five sub-regions within the Pacific Northwest. This webinar presents and discusses the results of this sub-regional analysis of transportable, near-forest biomass conversion facilities. We will discuss the impacts of regional feedstock composition and availability, transportation costs, facility movement, and biomass conversion technology upon the supply chain cost structure. We will also address the importance of biomass moisture management on cost control, the economics of scale for transportable plants, and sensitivity of results to market pricing, conversion facility design, product yield assumptions, access, and costs of electrical grid energy and State transportation regulations.
Who may benefit
Forestland managers, logging and biomass contractors, biomass conversion tech firms, biomass marketing specialists, government agencies that regulate air quality, academics interested in utilization of biomass, and more.
- Michael Berry: Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management, Oregon State University
NOTE: Unfortunately our webinar software experienced technical issues during the live webinar that led to audio problems and a corrupted video file. We re-recorded the webinar and (while we still experienced a few minor audio glitches) were able to record and post this successfully. If you have questions about this presentation, please use our contact form.
About Waste to Wisdom
Waste to Wisdom is an innovative biomass research project funded by a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Biomass Research and Development Initiative program: Award Number DE-EE0006297. Humboldt State University and 15 regional partners are building on existing research on the conversion of forest residues into bioenergy and other valuable bio-based products.