Bioenergy: A focus on Louisiana

Denise Attaway  |  9/1/2015 5:54:52 PM

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LSU AgCenter National Bioenergy Day Conference
$25 Registration Fee (Registration requested. Includes lunch. No charge for students.)

Bioenergy: A Focus on Louisiana
Oct. 21, 2015 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Room 214 Efferson Hall, Louisiana State University

9:00-9:05 Welcome Dr. William Richardson, vice-president of agriculture (Invited)

9:05-9:10 Welcome Dr. John Russin, vice-chancellor and principal investigator, Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative (SUBI), LSU AgCenter (Confirmed)

9:05-930 Keynote Dan Len, regional biomass coordinator, Forest Service Southern Region. (Confirmed) Woody Biomass Supply and Demand for Bioenergy in the U.S. South

Morning Session I - Wood: Leading the Pack

Richard Vlosky, director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center
Crosby Land and Resources endowed professor of Forest Sector Business Development, LSU AgCenter. (Confirmed) Let’s Talk About Pellets

Richard Peberdy, vice president of Sustainability for Drax Biomass, Drax Biomass International . (Confirmed). From Here to There: The Supply Chain for Drax Biomass (Confirmed)

Plum Creek Timber Company. (Invited) The Forest Landowner Perspective on Biomass/Bioenergy

CLECO-(Invited) Lessons Learned from Co-firing Woody Biomass with Coal

Louisiana Public Service Commission, (Invited)
Is a Renewable Portfolio Standard Possible for Louisiana?

Dr. Les Groom, project leader, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. (Invited)
United States Forestry Service in Louisiana is in the Game

Morning Session II - Other Bio-sectors on the Move in Louisiana

Russell Richardson, director of business development for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. (Confirmed)
How does Louisiana Attract (and Retain) Bio-based Companies?

Rick Buhr, executive director, NFR BioEnergy, LLC. Wood Isn’t the Only Game in Town for Pellets (Confirmed)

Mike Bukowski, vice president of operations for Cool Planet Energy Systems. (Confirmed)
What’s so Cool about Cool Planet?

Dr. Mark Shmorhun, vice president of operations and engineering for Myriant Corporation.(Confirmed) The Myriant Experience in Becoming a Successful Bio-based Chemical Company

Sundrop Fuels (Invited)
Sundrop Fuels: What we do and where we are in Louisiana

LUNCH (included in registration fee)

Afternoon Session I - What are Other Possible Futures for Bioenergy?

Dr. Donal Day, professor, LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute. Production & Economic Feasibility of New Crops for Biofuel/Bioproduct Production"(Confirmed)

Dr. Chandra Theegala, associate professor, LSU AgCenter Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department. Microalgal Biofuels: Myth or Reality (Confirmed)

Afternoon Session II - Field Trip (Planned-TBA)

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