Friday, April 17, 2009

Biomass Conference & Expo: Portland Oregon April 28-30 2009

The 2009 Biomass Conference and Expo in Portland Oregon includes information on power generation, fuel and chemical production from biomass.

Program tracks through numerous workshops and seminars include those focused on Crop Residues, Dedicated Energy Crops, Forest and Wood Processing Residues, Livestock and Poultry Wastes, Municipal Solid Waste, Urban Wastes & Landfill Gas and Food Processing Residues.

Technologies explored include gasification, combined heat and power (CHP), anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis (a form of incineration that decomposes by heat without oxygen)and advanced biofuels.

In addition to the workshops and seminars the conference will feature tours of area biomass energy producers including Summit Natural Energy which converts waste from 400,000 tons of baker grade dried berries from Summit Foods Inc into 2 million gallons of ethanol a year.

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