2011 Alaska Wood Energy Conference
The 2011 Alaska Wood Energy Conference “Making Wood Work – Local Energy Solutions” a collaborative effort led by the Alaska Energy Authority, will be held in Fairbanks, Alaska April 25-27, 2011, Monday evening – Wednesday, at the Westmark Hotel. A tour of the Superior Pellet Fuels facility and K&K Recycling will kick off this exciting, informative event. Registration and more details…
Since the 2007 Alaska Wood Energy Conference, many biomass projects have moved forward. Alaska House Bill 152 (Renewable Energy Fund) legislation was signed and authorized in 2008. To date, over $16 million has been awarded to 21 biomass design and construction projects. Alaska now has an operational pellet manufacturing plant in North Pole and successful wood-fired boilers throughout the state.
Biomass boiler system implementation, forest resource identification and management, residential applications and combined heat and power will be topics at this upcoming conference. The conference will bring together Native corporations, state and federal agency personnel, biomass manufacturers, and community leaders. National and international experts have been invited to speak and ample time for question and answer sessions will be provided. Conference participants will gain increased knowledge of the opportunities and potential for biomass energy in Alaska to help reduce dependency on imported petroleum products and enhance local economies.