Next Wednesday, October 22 is the 2nd annual National Bioenergy Day! Check out this website to learn more about learning and outreach events happening around the country:
A few highlights:
Colorado – USDA Forest Service Region 2 will be hosting a free event on small-to-district-scale heating from forest biomass at their Golden headquarters from 10am-2pm. “A Conversation on Conversion” will feature speakers introducing biomass heating projects from all around the state, focusing o:
- the benefits of using forest biomass to provide heat
- how and why forest biomass was is currently used in some long-standing, successful regional examples to lower heating costs while improving forest health at the same time
- what resources are (and will be) available to assist you with your own conversions
Download the agenda here, and note that while the event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required.
Montana – National Bioenergy Day falls during Montana Forest Products Week, so check out the state Department of Natural Resources website to learn more about celebrations and activities occurring all week across the state: http://dnrc.mt.gov/forestry/assistance/biomass/forprodweek/default.asp
On the web – Our NIFA CAP colleagues at the Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest project will be hosting a webinar at 10am Pacific time entitled Biofuels Policies: Why a Clean Fuels Standard and Other Government Policies Are Important to Bringing the Advanced Biofuels Industry to Scale in the Northwest – http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/event/biofuelpolicies/
Note that pre-registration is required.