June 24: Energy Opportunities for Woody Biomass workshop

Northwest Natural Resource Group is offering a workshop exploring the options for powering our houses, schools, and communities with woody biomass. The Energy Opportunities for Woody Biomass workshop takes place from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the San Juan Island Grange, 152 1st St., Friday Harbor.

Speakers will cover everything from current energy markets to comparisons of conventional and biomass fuel. Renewable energy from woody biomass can be an empowering strategy for forest owners in the San Juans to reduce woody biomass, improve forest health, and generate income. 

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-opportunities-for-woody-biomass-tickets-30882437201

Topics to be covered include:

Energy uses for woody biomass

Comparing woody biomass to conventional fuels

Different forms of woody biomass: firewood to pellets to chips

Community cooperative business models for woody biomass energy

Heating public facilities with woody biomass

Emissions and clean air concerns

Sustainable supply of woody biomass in the San Juans

Current energy market

Speakers:

Andrew Haden | Wisewood Energy

Meagan Nuss | Wisewood Energy

Kirk Hanson | Northwest Natural Resource Group

 

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