Forest Bioenergy Conference
February 26, 2009
Forsyth, Georgia, USA
Jointly hosted by:
- The Center for Forest Business
- The Georgia Forestry Association
The following was reported on the Georgia Forestry Association website:
On Thursday, February 19, the Georgia Forestry Association and the Warnell school of Forestry and Natural Resources hosted a forest bioenergy conference at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA.
Though the original goal for the meeting was 70 people, the interest in the meeting ended up being much higher. Nearly 150 people from Georgia and several surrounding states attended the meeting, necessitating a change in venue to fit the larger crowd.
Eight different speakers were on hand at the meeting, providing information and experience from the University of Georgia, Range Fuels, FRAM Fuels, Georgia Power, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Herty Foundation, and Plum Creek. Industry speakers, such as Steve Meyers at FRAM Fuels, provided “State of the Industry” reports from their various industries. Speakers from UGA and the GFC provided reports on the availability of biomass supply, factors driving interest in woody biomass, and more.
The meeting was so well received that GFA is planning on revisiting the subject in the future, either as another full day bioenergy conference or as a panel discussion at this year’s annual meeting.