University of Maryland Extension

Opportunities for Underutilized Wood: Energy and Products

When: 
Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
Where: 
West Virginia University Erickson Alumni Center
Address: 
1 Alumni Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505
United States
Event Type: 
Description/Notes: 

Underutilized wood, such as residues and non-timber-grade woody materials, are a growing challenge and opportunity to the wood industry. On the one hand, excess residuals and non-favored trees represent a challenge for forest care as well as processor residual management. On the other hand, these materials could be a significant opportunity for bioenergy, biomaterials, and other wood-based products. This symposium provides an opportunity to network and learn about opportunities and strategies for utilizing undervalued wood materials as a basis for producing energy and other products. The event will feature presentations, panels, and discussion sessions that include leading researchers, agency representatives, and industry professionals in the field. The event also includes a site tour and reception on Day 1, which features visits to active wood harvest and processing operations.

Hosted By Penn State Extension, Penn State Biomass Energy Center, West Virginia University Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University Appalachian Hardwood Center, Kentucky State Wood Energy Team, Maryland State Wood Energy Team, Pennsylvania State Wood Energy Team, West Virginia State Wood Energy Team, USDA Forest Service, and the Mid Atlantic Biomass Energy Council.

 

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Cost: 
$50.00 per person until March 15 ~ $75.00 per person after March 15th
Contact: 
Dan Ciolkosz ~ Jingxin Wang
Contact Email: 
dec109@psu.edu ~ Jingxin.wang@mail.wvu.edu
Contact Phone: 
814-863-3484 ~ 304-293-7601
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