Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo released a partial list of keynoters for the event, which will be held March 29-30, 2022 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This will be the seventh Wood Bio Conference, which is held every other year, and hosted by Wood Bioenergy magazine and Georgia Research Institute.

Peter Madden, President and CEO, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, will speak on “Taking Risks Today to Advance Bioenergy for Tomorrow.” He’ll address ongoing project investments involving the Endowment and “partner” companies pertaining to wood energy product development and commercial viability.

Harold Arnold, President, Fram Renewable Fuels, will speak on the “Past, Present and Future of the Wood Pellet Industry,” providing a point of view as one of the first producers and exporters of industrial wood pellets in the United States.

Amanda Hamsley Lang, COO & Vice President of Client Services, FORISK Consulting, will address “Timber Supply and Outlook.” She’ll discuss the potential impacts from mill capital investments on timber and residual supplies moving forward, and will address the evolvement and status of forest carbon offsets.

William Strauss, President and Founder, FutureMetrics, will focus on “Industrial Wood Pellet Markets” and pellet fuel as a significant strategy to decarbonize the power sector in many countries, and if or when the U.S., the world’s largest exporter of wood pellets, will implement such a strategy at home.

“These are well known experts who bring unique perspectives to wood bioenergy,” comments Rich Donnell, Co-Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Wood Bioenergy magazine. “We will be announcing the remainder of the keynoters lineup next week.”

In addition to the keynoters, the conference includes another three dozen speakers addressing technologies and issues in the wood-to-energy industry, including industrial wood pellets, domestic heating pellets, biomass-based electricity, in-woods chipping and fiber procurement.

The event also features 70 exhibitors of equipment and technologies stationed in the Grand Ballroom North immediately adjacent the session rooms.