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Biomass Carbonization & Torrefaction Summit

Biomass Carbonization & Torrefaction Summit

Agenda

Monday, April 16

8:30 am – 9:10 am Exploring the Potential for Torrefaction as a Forest Management Tool
Moderator: Anna Simet, Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Brian Brashaw, Program Manager, Forest Products Marketing Unit, U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
    Advancing Development and Markets for Hazardous Fuels through Torrefaction
  • Wayne Lei, Chief Technical Officer, Oregon Torrefaction for the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
    Experience Using Two Different Kiln Type Torrefiers and Review of Model Test Burn Results
9:10 am – 10:40 am How Biochar Production Can Perfectly Complement Heat and Power Production
Moderator: Anna Simet, Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Tom Miles, Biomass Energy Engineering Consultant, T.R. Miles Technical Consulting
    Overview: U.S. Biochar Initiative, Oregon
  • Jonah Levine, Development Manager, Confluence Energy/Biochar Solutions Inc.
    Biochar and Thermal Energy Production; Product Utilization and Market Examples
  • Greg Stangl, CEO, Phoenix Energy
    Biochar and the Power of ‘And’
10:40 am – 11:10 am Networking Break
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Why We Need Torrefied Biomass: Markets Where Torrefied Biomass is a Solution When Other Biomass Streams Aren’t
Moderator: Anna Simet, Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Ezra Bar-Ziv, EB Clean Energy, Ltd.-Boardman
    Torrefaction of Industrial Residue Pellets
  • Joseph James, President, Agri-Tech Producers LLC (ATP)
    Using ATP’s Patent-Pending CRBBP Process to Multi-Task Bio-crops and Their Resulting Biomass to Innovatively Lower Remediation, Biomass and Torrefied Bioproduct and Biofuel Costs
  • Paul Polak, Founder & CEO, Transform Energy
    Torrefaction as a Village-based Poverty Eradication Strategy
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm A Close Look at the Commercial Scale Production of Torrefied Biomass
Moderator: Anna Simet, Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Sudhagar Mani, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
    Integration of Torrefaction Technology with Existing Wood Pellet Mills
  • Donald Fosnacht, Associate Director, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota
    Use of Hydrothermal Carbonization and Torrefaction for Preparing Biomass for Solid Fuels and Advanced Chemicals
  • Jagannadh Satyavolu, Theme Leader, Biomass/Biofuels, Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research
    A “Binder-Free” Approach to Producing Torrefied Biomass Briquettes
  • Becky Long, Dryer Design Engineer, Industrial Accessories/Konza Renewable Fuels
    The Key to Unlocking Large-Scale, Industrial Production of Biocoal
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Networking Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Where Biochar is Adding Real Value and Finding Marketplace Traction as a Result
Moderator: Anna Simet, Editor, Biomass Magazine
  • Kelby Fite, VP & Director of Research, Bartlett Tree Experts
    Adding Biochar in the Soil Amelioration Process: An Arborist’s Perspective
  • Mark Highland, President, The Organic Mechanics Soil Company
    Adding Value by Using Biochar Soil Amendments in Custom Engineered Soils
  • James Murphy, President/Owner, Waste To Energy Inc.
    Building Markets through Dependability and Consistency of Products