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NC Bioenergy Council Meeting

May 4, 2016
Cumberland County Extension Center
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Bioenergy Council Overview
Please join us for the eastern NC Bioenergy Council workshop being held in Fayetteville at the Cumberland County Extension Center on May 4th. The Bioenergy Council is an initiative developed to assist all stakeholders involved within the bioenergy industry in North Carolina to expand and grow markets for fuels, power and products produced in our state. The NC Bioenergy Council is led by North Carolina State University with support from the Bioenergy Research Initiative within the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

Who Should Attend
The Bioenergy Council consists of experts from wide ranging backgrounds in feedstock production and harvesting, conversion technology, supply chain logistics, resource supply analysis, policy development, project engineering, education and outreach, environmental technologies, community relations, and economic development. The agenda is pending approval for CFE credits from the Society of American Foresters for professionals seeking continuing education credits.

Meeting Overview
This full day meeting will consist of an overview of the council and roadmap, a panel discussion of relevant topics pertaining to the bioenergy industry and participant engagement in a working group based on interest. There will be an optional afternoon tour of a bioenergy facility, but space on the tour is limited.

Optional Tour to Prestage Farms Wood Chip BoilerPrestage Farms
The wood-fired Hurst Boiler produces up to 300 psi steam, which passes through a 250kW back pressure turbine in route to process use. This boiler replaces an existing diesel boiler, and after generating electricity for the utility company, the steam is sent to the feed mill for use in the feed pelleting process. The boiler burns 50% moisture wood chips from the local forestry industry, requiring roughly 36 pounds of wood chips to replace 1 gallon of the previously used #2 fuel oil. The $2.4 million capital investment has significantly reduced and stabilized operating costs for the feed mill.

The registration fee for this meeting is $35 and includes meeting materials, lunch and an optional field tour. Please register online by clicking the registration link on the left navigation bar. Payment may be made online with a major credit card. If you would prefer to make your payment over the phone, please call our office at 919-515-5065. Registration deadline is 5pm on April 29th.

Registration for this meeting is now closed.

Use the navigation bar on the left side of the webpage to view the workshop agenda!