Speaker Topics and Speakers continue to be added. List is alphabetized by speakers’ last name.


“Realizing the Green Bold with BioTrac Continuous Steam Explosion System”
Mats Arnberg, Director, Biomass Conversion Technology Unit, Valmet

“Forest Utilization within a Circular Bioeconomy”
Dick Baldwin, Managing Partner, Oak Creek Investments

“Partnering for Growth”
Scott Bax, Chief Operating Officer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy

“Total Dust Management – Production Done Safely”
Greg Bierie, Global Manager Projects, Benetech USA

“Catalytic Removal of VOCs and HAPs at Wood Pellet Plants”
Dr. Grigorii Bunimovich, Owner and COO, Matros Technologies

“North American Timberland and Forest Industry Capital Investment Trends”
Andrew Copley, Project Manager/Senior Analyst, Forisk Consulting

“Hurricane Michael’s Impact on the Forest Resource”
Devon Dartnell, Director, Market Analysis & Research, Georgia Forestry Commission

“Health of the Logging Ranks and Staying Ahead of Environmental Encroachment”
Danny Dructor, Executive Vice President, American Loggers Council

“Smart Material Handling – Good Designs Are NOT More Expensive”
Dane Floyd, President, Biomass Engineering & Equipment

“Dynamics of the Global Pellet Market and Impact to North American Supply”
José González, Senior Principal, AFRY Management Consulting

“Current Status of Torrefaction Technology”
Andrew Johnson, Vice President, TSI

“How Renewable Wood Energy Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis”
John Keppler, President & CEO, Enviva

“Differences On How Biomass is Produced and Delivered in Europe vs. the U.S.”
Raul Kirjanen, CEO, Graanul Invest

“Advanced Pellet Fuel from a Proven Technology”
Bjorn-Halvard Knappskog, CEO, Arbaflame

“We Know a Thing or Two Because We’ve Seen a Thing or Two”
Tom Lepak, VP Business Development, Casey Industrial

“The Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis”
Jeff Nichols, Managing Partner, Industrial Fire Prevention

“Non-wood Bioenergy Crops + Wood for Sustainable Energy Production”
Wendy Owens, CEO, Hexas Biomass

“The Quest for the BEST in Pellet Mill Air Emission Control”
Rodney Pennington, VP of Key Accounts, NESTEC

“Using Knowledge Management Initiatives to Achieve Successful Project Implementation”
Justin Price, Principal, Evergreen Engineering

“Combating Misinformation Against Renewable Biomass Energy”
Brian Rogers, Spokesman, Future Forests + Jobs

“Advancement in WESP Design for Dryer Particulate Control”
Rodney Schwartz, Vice President Sales & Business Development Americas, Dürr MEGTEC, LLC

“Executing Projects in the Digital Age”
Bijan Shams, President, Cogent Industrial Technologies

“The Lifeblood of Your Plant”
Peter Smyth, Industry Sales Manager, C.C. Jensen

“Project Execution—Modern Tools and Classic Principles”
Scott Stamey, Vice President/Sr. Project Manager, Mid-South Engineering

“Is it Time to Move to Pellets 2.0? What is the Technical and Economic Status of Advanced Pellet Technologies?”
William Strauss, President, FutureMetrics

“Community Environmental, Economic and Social Perceptions about Pellet Producers in the U.S. South”
Dr. Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center

“Chemo-Mechanical Cellulose Explosion”
Tim Wagler, CEO, Trinity Green Derivative Products