Schedule


TUESDAY MARCH 18

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES BREAKFAST

7:15-8:15 a.m.

 

MORNING KEYNOTERS SESSION

(ROOMS B-C)

8:20-8:25 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks and ­Keynoters Introduction

—Rich Donnell, Conference ­Co-Chairman; Editor-in-Chief, Wood Bioenergy magazine

8:30-8:50 a.m.

Sustainable, Responsible Fiber Sourcing for New Bioenergy Markets: Plum Creek, Providing Wood Fiber Supply Chain Solutions

—Rick Holley, CEO, Plum Creek Timber

8:55-9:15 a.m.

Biopower Trends and a New York Case Study

—Stephen Hall, Senior Project Manager, ReEnergy Holdings

 9:20-9:40 a.m.

Our Bio-Energy GPS: Is It Working or Is It Re-Calculating?

—Huey Long, Senior Principal, Mountain Creek Group

9:45 a.m.-10:05 a.m.

A Modular Approach to Wood ­Pellet Plants

—Malcolm Swanson, President, ASTEC

TIME OUT WITH ATTENDEES

10:10-10:40 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

(Rooms A-B-C)

NEW TECHNOLOGIES

(ROOM A)

10:45-11:05 a.m.

Dryer Islands for Pellet and ­Biomass Plants 

—Dirk Koltze, Executive Vice President, Büttner

11:10-11:30 a.m.

An Update on Torrefaction ­Technology

—Andrew Johnson, Vice ­President, TSI

11:35-11:55

Technical and Economic Aspects of Mechanical Briquetting Presses

—Giordano Checchi, Owner, Sunomi LLC

PRODUCTS & FIBER

(ROOM B)

10:45-11:05 a.m.

The Future of the Pellet Industry

—Jose Gonzalez, Senior Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting

11:10-11:30 a.m.

Wood, Wood Everywhere, But Not What I Can Use

—Dean McCraw, Principal, McCraw Energy

11:35-11:55 a.m.

Biomass and Solid Hardwood Product Yields for a Central States Stand Using Different Harvesting Regimes

—Daniel Cassens, Professor Dept. Of Forestry, Purdue ­University

FIBER SUPPLY

(ROOM C)

10:45-11:05 a.m.

Meeting the Challenges of On-Site Fiber Supply Management at Wood Energy Plants

—Desmond Smith, Manager, BRUKS Rockwood

11:10-11:30 a.m.

Railroad Tie Derived Fuel

—Jason Feagans, Director of Business Development, National Salvage & Service Corp.

LUNCH WITH ATTENDEES

12:10-1:30

INDUSTRIAL WOOD PELLETS (PART ONE)

 (ROOM A)

The Industrial Wood Pellet Sector: An Overview from the U.S. Forest to the UK and EU Power Plant (group presentations and panel chaired by Dr. William Strauss, President, FutureMetrics)

1:35-1:55 p.m.

Pellet Export Success and Carbon Analysis

—William Strauss, President, ­Future Metrics

2:00-2:20 p.m.

—Seth Ginther, Executive Director, U.S. Industrial Pellet Assn.

2:25-2:45 p.m.

—Karl-Heinz Schulz, COO, Seeger Green Energy

FIRE SAFETY: FROM PLANT TO PORT (PART ONE)

(ROOM B)

Fire Safety for Pellet Manufacturing and Port Terminal Storage, Handling and Ship Loading (group presentations and panel chaired by Lou Boos, President, Nordic Engineering)

1:35-1:55 p.m.

Importance of Fire Safety in the Production and Shipping of Pellets

—Lou Boos, President Nordic ­Engineering

2:00-2:20 p.m.

Building and Fire Code Requirements for Pellet Manufacturing and Shipping Facilities

—Zarko Ognjenovic, CEO, MJ Wood

2:25-2:45 p.m.

Wood Pellet Aeration and Fire Suppression in Bulk Storage

—Jim Hall, President, JWH ­Associates

PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS

(ROOM C)

1:35-1:55 p.m.

Transitioning Your Plant Operation from Good to Great Through Improving Operator Effectiveness

—Bijan Shams, President, Cogent Industrial Technologies

2:00-2:20 p.m.

Diverse Biomass Fuel Handling in Fort Drum, New York

—Brian Buchanan, Material ­Handling Manager, ProcessBarron

2:25-2:45 p.m.

A Look at the Common Mistakes Developers Make In Planning a Fuel Delivery System

—Steven Nelson, General ­Manager, Wolf Material Handling Systems

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS

3:00-3:30 p.m.

INDUSTRIAL WOOD PELLETS (PART TWO)

(ROOM A)

The Industrial Wood Pellet Sector: An Overview from the U.S. Forest to the UK and EU Power Plant (group presentations and panel moderated by Dr. William Strauss, President, FutureMetrics)

3:35-3:55 p.m.

Economics and Challenges of a High Capacity Wood Pellet Plant

—Jose Pedrajas, Principal, Prodesa

4:00-4:20 p.m.

How Can You Change The Economics of Your Planned Wood Pellet Plant?

—Malcolm Swanson, President, ASTEC

4:25-4:45 p.m.

Wood Pellet Trade by Numbers: Where They’re Coming From, Where They’re Going

—Alberto Goetzl, International Trade Analyst, U.S. International Trade Commission

FIRE SAFETY: PLANT TO PORT (PART TWO)

(ROOM B)

Fire Safety for Pellet Manufacturing and Port Terminal Storage, Handling and Ship Loading (group presentations and panel chaired by Lou Boos, President, Nordic Engineering)

3:35-3:55 p.m.

Explosion Venting and Protection Concepts for Concrete Domes

—Benjamin Davis, Vice President Business Development, Domtec

4:00-4:20 p.m.

Dust Collection Systems and Fire Explosion Safety in Wood Pellet Storage Facilities

—Steve Gray, President, Gray Wood Systems

4:25-4:45 p.m.

Detection and Suppression to ­Protect Pellet Production, Storage and Shipping

—Andy Scholes, Director of Projects, Firefly

AIR EMISSIONS

 (ROOM C)

3:35-3:55 p.m.

CO and NOx control from BioMass Boiler Applications

—Ron Stone, Senior Sales Engineer, Clariant

4:00-4:20 p.m.

Base Metal Catalysts for Bioenergy RTO’s and RCO’s

—Yurii Matros, President, Matros Technologies

—Grigorii Bunimovich, Catalyst Applications Director, Matros Technologies

4:25 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Particulate Control with ESPs for Non Woody Biomass

—Dominik Steiner, Process Engineer, Scheuch

HAPPY HOUR IN EXHIBIT HALL

5:00-6:00 p.m.

NETWORKING DINNER

6:00-8:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 19

BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

7:15-8:15 a.m.

MORNING KEYNOTERS SESSION

(ROOMS B-C)

8:20-8:25 a.m.

Remarks and Presentations

—Fred Kurpiel, Conference Co-Chairman

8:30-8:50 a.m.

Westervelt Transition into the Global Bioenergy Industry

—Alicia Cramer, President, Westervelt Renewable Energy LLC

8:55-9:15 a.m.

The Challenges of Developing a Biomass Power Plant

—John Campbell, Managing ­Director, Rollcast Energy

9:20-9:40

Large Volume Collection and ­Recycling of Tree, Land Clearing and Yard Debris Used for Renewable Energy

—Bill Gaston, Principal, Wood ­Resource Recovery

9:45-10:05 a.m.

Wood Based Energy in North America

—Seth Walker, Associate ­Bioenergy Economist, RISI

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS

10:10-10:40 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

(Rooms A-B-C)

SUPPORT & ACCESS

(ROOM A)

10:45-11:10 a.m.

Stakeholder Engagement: How to Make Better Decisions, Create Better Outcomes and Turn ­Opposition into Support

—Cam McAlpine, President, PR Media Strategic Communications

11:15-11:40 a.m.

Is Your Bioenergy Project Looking for a FRIEND?

—Tim Hughes, Director of Biofuels, ­Kentucky Energy and Environment ­Cabinet

DUST ISSUES & CONTROL

(ROOM B)

10:45-11:10 a.m.

Continuous Process Improvement: The FPI Now Cautions Green Sawdust Combustible

—Justin Price, Principal, Evergreen ­Engineering

11:15-11:40 a.m.

Updates on Controlling Combustible Dust for OSHA Compliance: What Bioenergy Processors Need to Know About New Technologies

—Brad Carr, President, Integrated ­Environmental Solutions

AIR EMISSIONS

(ROOM C)

10:40-11:10 a.m.

Economical Treatment of Emissions from Bioenergy Plants

—Rakesh Govind, President, PRD Tech

11:15-11:35 p.m.

Latest in Wood Pellet VOC/HAP Control

—Rodney Pennington, VP of Key ­Accounts, Nestec

11:40-Noon

Emission Control Strategies and Options

—Jarrad Markley, Chief Product Engineer, TSI

LUNCH WITH EXHIBITORS

12:10-1:30

PRIZE DRAWINGS

EXHIBITOR BREAKDOWN