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Transportable biomass conversion facilities and the economics of using forest harvest residues to produce

biochar, briquettes, and torrefied wood is the topic of a Sept. 27 webinar hosted by the Waste to Wisdom

research project.
 
To characterize the potential economic viability of transportable biomass conversion facilities for producing biochar,

briquettes, and torrefied wood, biomass supply chains were modeled and optimized for five sub-regions within the

Pacific Northwest. This webinar presents and discusses the results of the sub-regional analysis of transportable,

near-forest biomass conversion facilities. Presenters will discuss the impacts of regional feedstock composition

and availability, transportation costs, facility movement, and biomass conversion technology upon the supply chain

cost structure. They will also address the importance of biomass moisture management on cost control, the economics

of scale for transportable plants, and sensitivity of results to market pricing, conversion facility design, product yield

assumptions, access, and costs of electrical grid energy and State transportation regulations.
 
Participants who can benefit from the webinar include forestland managers, logging and biomass contractors,

biomass conversion tech firms, biomass marketing specialists, government agencies that regulate air quality,

academics interested in utilization of biomass, and more.
 
The webinar will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10:00 a.m. (PT) and features analysis from researchers involved

in the multi-year Waste to Wisdom research projects. Seats are limited and registrants are already reserving spots.

See the webinar page for more information and a registration link.
 
Waste to Wisdom is a $5.88 million project in its final year that seeks to better utilize forest residues for the

production of bioenergy and biobased products. The project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department

of Energy under the Biomass Research and Development Initiative program, Award Number DE-EE0006297,

and is led by Humboldt State University with support from 15 regional partners.


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