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2011 April - BioEnergy Conference
hosted by the OU School of Engineering and Computer Science

When:

April 26, 2011
 
Where: 


Oakland University
Oakland Center Banquet Rooms


Description:  Look below for the PowerPoint presentations of the April 2011 gathering of technical, commercial, and public policy experts to review the state of the art and discuss a roadmap to expand the use of local, clean, and sustainable Michigan bioenergy.   Michigan expends over $30B each year energy and fuels, with over $24B leaving our state.  Although much attention has been paid to bio-based transportation fuels, roughly half of Michigan’s energy expenditures occur in buildings:  residential, commercial, and industrial.  This annual $24B of funds leaving Michigan can be addressed in large part by the vast biomass resources within our state.  Come to the Michigan BioEnergy Conference to network with experts in conventional and emerging technologies who will provide the tools to help us capitalize upon Michigan’s vast biomass resources.  The result will be the reduction in carbon emissions, the creation of jobs & sustainable businesses, and the fostering of a new sustainable energy economy.

The focus was be networking and information exchange between potential project developers, interested project host institutions, and commercial available technology providers.

Agenda:                Click Here for a Printable AGENDA


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Topics & Speakers (click on links below for presentation)

Speaker Email

7:30 AM

8:50 AM

Breakfast & Sign In


8:50 AM

9:00 AM

Opening comments and welcome, Dean Louay Chamra, OU SECS

chamra@oakland.edu

9:00 AM

9:40 AM

US Department of Energy Biomass Program, Neil Rossmeissll, US DOE

neil.rossmeissl@ee.doe.gov

9:40 AM

10:20 AM

State of Michigan Biomass Energy Program, Amy Butler, MI DELEG

aabutler@oakland.edu

10:20 AM

10:35 AM

Group discussion - Identifying hurdles and impediments to MI BioEnergy


10:35 AM

10:50 AM

Break & networking (Sponsored by Chevron Energy Solutions)


10:50 AM

11:25 AM

Michigan energy use, biomass resources, & technologies, Jim Leidel, Oakland

leidel@oakland.edu

11:25 AM

12:00 PM

Fuels: waste, crops, production, harvest, processing, Chris Schilling, SVSU

schillin@svsu.edu

12:00 PM

1:20 PM

Lunch (Sponsored by Honeywell Building Solutions)


12:45 PM

1:20 PM

Lunch presentation - Biomass combustion, Gene Zebley, Hurst Boiler

boilermaker@moultriega.net

1:20 PM

1:55 PM

Biomass gasification, Scott Layne, Nexterra Systems

slayne@nexterra.ca

1:55 PM

2:30 PM

Biomass torrefaction, Joe James, Agri-Tech Producers LLC

josephjjames@bellsouth.net

2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Group discussion - Ideas or needs to develop MI BioEnergy


2:30 PM

2:45 PM

Break & networking (Sponsored by Morbark, Incorporated)


2:45 PM

3:20 PM

Biomass pyrolysis and biochar system, Fred Jones

FredLJones@aol.com

3:20 PM

3:55 PM

Anaerobic digestion, Thomas Guise, Swedish Biogas

thomas.guise@swedishbiogas.com

3:55 PM

4:00 PM

Day Program - Closing Remarks


4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Break – Optional tour: HHB Project (Platinum LEED geothermal/solar thermal)


5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Happy Hour – networking


6:00 PM

7:30 PM

Dinner


 

 

Dinner Program – OU Biomass Heating Plant Proposal & Project Development


 

 

                            – OU Clean Energy Research Center & Biomass Systems


 

 

                            – Group discussion - Further thoughts on gaps, hurdles, solutions








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