TUESDAY
APRIL 5

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES
BREAKFAST
7:15-8:15 a.m.

MORNING KEYNOTERS SESSION
(ROOMS B-C)

8:30-8:35 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks and Keynoters Introduction
—Rich Donnell, Conference Co-Chairman; Editor-in-Chief, Wood Bioenergy magazine

8:40-9:00 a.m.
European Pellet Markets: Where to Now?
Dr. Cormac O’Carroll, Director, London Office, Pöyry Management Consulting

9:05-9:25 a.m.
Bending the Curve: Wood Pellets and the Future of Energy
—John Keppler, President and CEO, Enviva Family of Companies

9:30-9:50 a.m.
Expanding the Forest Sector Tent: The Role of Wood-to-Energy
—Carlton Owen, President & CEO, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS
10:00-10:30 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
(Rooms A-B-C)

PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGIES
PART I
(Room A)

10:35-10:55 a.m.
The Current Status and Future Challenges of Torrefaction Technology.
—Andrew Johnson, Vice President, TSI

11:00-11:20 a.m.
Second Generation Solid Biofuels and Steam Explosion
—Ryan Davis, Technical Manager, Zilkha Biomass Energy

11:25-11:45 a.m.
Why Gasify, When You Could Pyrolyse?
—Russell Burnett, Director and CTO, Applied Gaia Corp.

PROJECTS & OPERATION
(Room B)

10:35-10:55 a.m.
High Volume Pellet Projects: Through a Drone’s Eyes
—Desmond Smith, Manager, West Coast Office, USA, BRUKS 

11:00-11:20 a.m.
Value Creation Through Engineering
—Jeff Stephens, Senior Project Manager & V.P., Mid-South Engineering

11:25-11:45 p.m.
Emerging Trends in Technology Solutions for Improving Operational Performance
—Bijan Shams, President, Cogent Industrial Technologies

CHIP CHIP HOORAY!
FROM THE WOODS
TO THE WOOD YARD
PART I
(Room C)

10:35-10:55 a.m.
Customizing Your Procurement to the Resource
—Rusty Booker, Vice President-Fiber Procurement, Drax Biomass

11:00-11:20 a.m.
Getting into Fuelwood Chipping
—Deck Trevitt, Principal, Woodland Improvements

11:25-11:45 a.m.
Increasing the Market for Your Wood Fuel Product by Producing a Quality Product, While Maximizing the Efficiency of Your Wood Fuel Harvesting Operation
—Jerry Morey, President, Bandit Industries

11:50-12:10 p.m.
Optimize Your Worksite Efficiencies With A Tipper
Joseph Canova, Vice President – Global Sales, Columbia Industries, LLC

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES
LUNCH
12:10-1:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON KEYNOTERS SESSION
(ROOMS B-C)

1:35-1:40 p.m.
Remarks and Introductions
—Dan Shell, Managing Editor, Wood Bioenergy magazine

1:45-2:05 p.m.
Poised for Growth: New Opportunities in the Biomass Energy Sector
—Pete Madden, President and CEO, Drax Biomass

2:10-2:30 p.m.
Coal Replacement with Biomass: How Ontario Displaced Coal and Created New Supply Chains to Reinvigorate the Forestry Sector
—Brent Boyko, Senior Manager Business Development, Ontario Power Generation

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS
2:40-3:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
(Rooms A-B-C)

PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGIES
PART II
(Room A)

3:05-3:25 p.m.
Biocoal Production with CarbonFX Technology: A First Commercial Plant
Sylvain Bertrand, Directeur General/CEO, AIREX Énergie Inc.

3:30-3:50 p.m.
A 1stt and 2nd Generation Combined White Wood Pellet and Torrefied Wood Production Facility in Canada
Jerry Ericsson, President, DIACARBON Energy Inc.

DUST CONTROL
& SAFETY
(Room B)

3:05-3:25 p.m.
Dust Collection Design and Maintenance
—Ben Kice, System Designer and South East Regional Sales Manager, Kice Industries, Inc.

3:30-3:50 p.m.
How to Reduce Risks of Combustible Dust: New Standards, New Technologies
—Jordan Newton, Vice President of Engineering, SonicAire/IES

3:55-4:15 p.m.
Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions within the Biomass/Pellet Industry
Mikael Jidenius, Area Sales Manager, North America, Firefly AB

4:20-4:40 p.m.
Proven Fire Protection Systems for the Wood Bioenergy Industry
—Jeff Nichols, Managing Partner, Industrial Fire Prevention

CHIP CHIP HOORAY!
FROM THE WOODS
TO THE WOOD YARD
PART II
(Room C)

3:05-3:25 p.m.
Creating New Opportunities for Product Diversification and Growth in the Forestry Industry
Michael Stanton, Regional Sales Manager, Morbark, Inc.

3:30-3:50 p.m.
Generating a Raw Material Supply for a New Wood Pellet Plant
—Keith Middleton, Procurement Manager, Fram Renewable Fuels, L.L.C.

3:55-4:15 p.m.
Logging Growth with Renewable Energy
—Stephen Tucker, Principal, Tidewater Land and Timber

4:20-4:40 p.m.
Mobile Chippers for Energy & Micro-Chips
René van der Merwe, Sales Manager North America, Bruks

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES
SOCIAL
5-7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
APRIL 6

BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS
7:15-8:15 A.M.

MORNING KEYNOTERS SESSION
(ROOMS B-C)

8:30-8:35 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks and Keynoters Introduction
—Fred Kurpiel, Conference Co-Chairman

8:40-9:00 a.m.
Wood-Based Bioenergy: An Update for North America
—Dr. Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center

9:05-9:25 a.m.
Biomass Power in Arizona: Novo Power and the Future
—Brad Worsley, President/CEO, Novo Power

9:30-9:50 a.m.
From the Forest Floor to Electric Energy
Norman Johnson, Manager Operations and Maintenance for the Contract Managed Assets, Dominion Virginia Power

TIME OUT WITH EXHIBITORS
10:00-10:30 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
(Rooms A-B-C)

DRYING & HANDLING
TECHNOLOGIES
(Room A)

10:35-10:55 a.m.
Drying Performance with Wet Fuel Combustion
—Tyler Player, Principal, Player Design, Inc.

11:00-11:20 a.m.
Total Solution Moisture Control for a Wood Pellet Mill
—John Robinson, Principal; Roger Douglas, Director of Engineering; Drying Technology, Inc.

11:25-11:45 a.m.
Proper Engineering and the Choice of Material Handling Machinery
—Dane Floyd, President, Biomass Engineering and Equipment

EPA & BIOMASS
(Room B)

10:35-10:55 a.m.
From the Tailoring Rule to State Implementation Plans: The EPA’s Evolving Position on Biomass
—Carrie Annand, Vice President of External Affairs, Biomass Power Association

11:00-11:20 a.m.
Long-Term Forecast for Bioenergy Demand—US EPA’s Recent Curve Ball and How to React
—Wes Younger, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants

Air Emissions Control
(Room C)

10:35-10:55 a.m.
Dual-Biophase Bio-Oxidation—A Green, Energy-Efficient Approach to VOC and HAP Emission Destruction
—Nathan Hess, Applications Engineer, Process Combustion Corp.

11:00-11:20 a.m.
Reducing RTO Annual Fuel Costs with Fine-Tuning Features
—Rodney Pennington, VP of Key Accounts, NESTEC, Inc.

11:25-11:45 p.m.
Meeting EPA Emission Standards with Cyclones
—Mike Clark, PE, Regional Sales Manager, Fisher-Klosterman Emtrol

EXHIBITORS/ATTENDEES LUNCH
12:10-1:30 p.m.

CASH PRIZE DRAWINGS
1:15 p.m.

EXHIBITOR BREAKDOWN
1:30 p.m.