PRELIMINARY AGENDA*

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES
BREAKFAST
7:30-8:25 a.m.

LEADING OFF

Keeping the Environmentalists at Bay:Presentations & Panel Discussion

8:30-8:35 a.m.
Moderator Remarks
—Jessica Johnson, Conference Promotions Director and Senior Associate Editor, Wood Bioenergy

8:40-9:05 a.m.
Combating Misinformation Against Renewable Energy
—Brian Rogers, Spokesperson, Future Forests + Jobs

9:10-9:35 a.m.
Health of the Logging Ranks and Staying Ahead of Environmental Encroachment
—Danny Dructor, Executive Vice President, American Loggers Council

9:40-10:05 a.m.
Community, Environmental, Economic and Social Perceptions about Pellet Producers in the U.S. South
—Dr. Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS
10:10-10:35 a.m.

MORNING KEYNOTERS SESSION

10:40-10:45 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
—Rich Donnell, Conference Co-Chairman, Editor-in-Chief, Wood Bioenergy

10:50-11:15 a.m.
How Renewable Wood Energy Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis
—John Keppler, President & CEO, Enviva

11:20-11:45 a. m.
Partnering for Growth
—Scott Bax, Chief Operating Officer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES
LUNCH
Noon-1:20 p.m.

AFTERNOON KEYNOTERS SESSION

1:25-1:30 p.m.
General Remarks
—Dan Shell, Senior Editor, Wood Bioenergy

1:35-2:00 p.m.
What Is the Future for Industrial Wood Pellets
—William Strauss, President, FutureMetrics

2:05-2:30 p.m.
Differences on How Biomass is Produced and Delivered in Europe Versus the U.S.
—Raul Kirjanen, CEO, Graanul Invest

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS
2:35-3:00 p.m.

ADVANCED PELLET TECHNOLOGIES?
Presentations & Panel Discussion

3:05-3:10 p.m.
Moderator Remarks: Is It Time to Move to Pellets 2.0? What is the Technical and Economic Status of Advanced Pellet Technologies?
—Dr. William Strauss, Founder and President, FutureMetrics

3:15-3:35 p.m.
Advanced Pellet Fuel from a Proven Technology
—Bjorn-Halvard Knappskog, CEO, Arbaflame

3:40-4:00 p.m.
Current Status of Torrefaction Technology
—Andrew Johnson, Vice President, TSI

4:05-4:25 p.m.
Realizing the Green Bold with BioTrac Continuous Steam Explosion System
—Mats Arnberg, Director, Biomass Conversion Technology Unit, Valmet

4:30-4:55 p.m.
Chemo-Mechanical Cellulose Explosion
—Tim Wagler, CEO, Trinity Green Derivative Products

AIR EMISSIONS CONTROL

3:05-3:30 p.m.
Catalytic Removal of VOCs and HAPs at Wood Pellet Plants
—Dr. Grigorii Bunimovich, Owner and COO, Matros Technologies

3:35-4:00 p.m.
Advancement in WESP Design for Dryer Particulate Control
—Rodney Schwartz, Vice President Sales & Business Development Americas, Dürr MEGTEC

4:05-4:30 p.m.
The Quest for the BEST in Pellet Mill Air Emission Control
—Rodney Pennington, VP of Key Accounts, NESTEC

DUST MANAGEMENT

3:05-3:30 p.m.
The Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis
—Jeff Nichols, Managing Partner, Industrial Fire Prevention

3:45-4:00 p.m.
Total Dust Management—Production Done Safely
—Greg Bierie, Global Manager Projects, Benetech USA

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES
RECEPTION
5:30-7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES
BREAKFAST
7:30-8:25 a.m.

MORNING KEYNOTERS SESSION

8:30-8:35 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
—Fred Kurpiel, Conference Co-Chairman; President, Georgia Research Institute

8:40-9:05 a.m.
Dynamics of the Global Pellet Market and Impact to North American Supply
—Jose Gonzalez, Senior Principal, AFRY (Pöyry)

9:10-9:35 a.m.
Executing Projects in the Digital Age
—Bijan Shams, President, Cogent Industrial Technologies

9:40-10:05 a.m.
Non-Wood Bioenergy Crops + Wood for Sustainable Energy Production
—Wendy Owens, CEO, Hexas Biomass LLC

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS
10:10-10:30 a.m.

WORKING FORESTS

10:35-11:00 a.m.
North American Timberland and Forest Industry Capital Investment Trends
—Andrew Copley, Project Manager/Senior Analyst, Forisk Consulting

11:05-11:30 a.m.
Hurricane Michael’s Impact on the Forest Resource
—Devon Dartnell, Director, Market Analysis & Research, Georgia Forestry Commission

11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Forest Utilization within a Circular Bioeconomy
—Dick Baldwin, Managing Partner, Oak Creek Investments

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
Presentations & Panel Discussion

10:35-10:40 a.m.
Moderator Remarks
—Harold Arnold, President, Fram Renewable Fuels

10:45-11:05 a.m.
Using Knowledge Management Initiatives to Achieve Successful Project Implementation
—Justin Price, Principal, Evergreen Engineering

11:10-11:30 a.m.
Project Execution – Modern Tools and Classic Principles
—Scott Stamey, Vice President/Sr. Project Manager, Mid-South Engineering

11:35-11:55 a.m.
We Know a Thing or Two Because We’ve Seen a Thing or Two
—Tom Lepak, VP Business Development, Casey Industrial

PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES

10:35-11:00 a.m.
Smart Material Handling – Good Designs Are NOT More Expensive
—Dane Floyd, President, Biomass Engineering & Equipment

11:05-11:30 a.m.
The Lifeblood of Your Plant
—Peter Smyth, Industry Sales Manager, C.C. Jensen

EXHIBITOR/ATTENDEES
LUNCH

CASH PRIZE DRAWING
(Must Be Present To Win)

*Additional speakers and adjustments to these speaking times are anticipated.