|Biomass workshop continues|
The Energy & Environmental Research Center’s Biomass ’07: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop continues at the Alerus Center. Biomass ’07 focuses on key advances in technologies for making power, chemicals, and transportation fuels from biomass (i.e., using plant matter such as straw, corn, and wood residue). The program features four main sessions and will cover topics including trends and opportunities in biomass utilization, fuels and chemicals from biomass, biomass for heat and electricity, and new innovations for biodiesel production.
Wednesday, May 16
7:30 a.m., continental breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 a.m., exhibits open
10 to 10:40 a.m., session: "Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass" (continued)
Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:40 a.m., exhibits open
noon to 1:20 p.m., session: "Biomass for Heat and Electricity"
noon to 1:20 p.m., lunch, Exhibit Hall – address by Mike Bryan, BBI International
1:20 to 3 p.m., session: "New Innovations for Biodiesel Production"
3:15 p.m., shuttle bus departs for EERC
3:30 p.m., tours of EERC available
Sponsors of the workshop include the EERC, BBI International, the U.S. Department of Energy, the North Dakota Department of Commerce Division of Community Services (DCS) State Energy Program, Xcel Energy, Great River Energy, MDU Resources Group, Inc., Minnesota Power, Minnkota Power Cooperative, Otter Tail Power Company, the City of Grand Forks, and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.
For the complete workshop agenda, visit www.undeerc.org/biomass07.