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Emerging Biomass Feedstocks Forum

As the biomass industry continues to grow, so too does the opportunity for other feedstocks to capitalize on this market and generate real revenue. Whether grown intentionally to diversify a farm operation or available already to anyone who can figure out how to make their removal economical, feedstocks are the backbone of any biomass-to-energy operation. The Emerging Biomass Feedstock Forum will provide attendees an opportunity to hear about the efforts to bring new material streams to plant gates for conversion into power, thermal energy or renewable fuels.

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General Registration

If you have any questions on registration or rates please give us a call at 866-746-8385.

Forum Registration*$299.00

Add-on to Biomass Conference$249.00

*Price includes admission to all 3 pre-conference events, and food and beverage, to the International Biomass Conference & Expo's Grand Opening & Welcome Reception




Monday, April 10

8:30 am – 8:45 amWelcome
8:45 am – 10:15 amTechnical Session
Feedstocks Under Development Targeting Energy and Chemical Markets as Their Primary End Use
  • Vanessa S. Gordon, Research Molecular Geneticist, USDA ARS
    Strategies Needed to Maximize Industry Support for the Breeding of Energy Cane as a Biomass Feedstock for Coal and other CoProducts
  • Roger Ford, CEO, Patriot BioEnergy LLC
    Uses of Hemp for the Production of Biofuels and Biochemicals
  • Jason Blake, Vice President, Business Development, NexSteppe Inc.
    NexSteppe Industrial Sorghum Feedstock in Biopower Applications
10:15 am – 10:45 amNetworking Break
10:45 am – 12:15 pmTechnical Session
Towards an Understanding of the Economically Viable Biomass Feedstock Streams Available and Ready for Conversion
  • Timothy M. Young, Professor & Graduate Director, University of Tennessee. Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Center for Renewable Carbon
    Geospatial Economics of the Woody Biomass Supply in Kansas: A Case Study
  • Michael Schuppenhauer, Principal, Silver Hill Partners LLC
    U.S. Biogas Potential from Novel Crops and Residues
  • Virginia H. Dale, Director, Center for BioEnergy Sustainability, Oak Ridge National Laboratories
    Bridging Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Bioenergy Indicators with Stakeholders
12:15 pm – 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pmTechnical Session
Feedstocks are Where You Find Them: Exploring the Potential in Biomass Streams of Opportunity
  • Don Peterson, President, Renewable Resource Solutions LLC
    Woody Biomass from Urban Trees
  • Mike Baughman, Executive Director, Lincoln County Regional Development Authority
    Expanding the Global Biomass Industry: The Potential Role of Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmNetworking Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pmTechnical Session
Tracing the Effort to Establish Energy Crop Acceptance Amongst Growers
  • Emily Heaton, Associate Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University
    Miscanthus in Iowa: Why did Early Adopters Adopt?
  • Will Brandau, President, Association of Warm Season Grass Producers
    Grass: The Other Biomass
  • Additional Speakers TBA
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmGrand Opening & Welcome Reception for the International Biomass Conference & Expo

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