Raleigh, N.C. (May 8, 2018) — North Carolina State University, will host a one-day workshop to focus on building sustainable wood energy markets in the North Carolina Appalachian and foothills region. The event titled, Innovations in Wood Energy Workshop and Tour on May 22, in Asheville, N.C. is a coordinated effort between N.C. State University’s College of Natural Resources Extension Forestry and Wood Products Extension programs, the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC), and North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Funding to support this project was provided by the U.S. Forest Service Wood Innovations grant.
This workshop will include experts in the wood energy industry, as well as program-specific speakers with experience in implementing wood energy projects for use in industrial and agricultural applications. Researchers will share their findings on how wood energy strengthens communities through economic development. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the state of the energy market, review related case studies, understand resource availability and participate in a short rotation, wood crops field tour.
The workshop will take place at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive Mills River, NC 28759-3423. Continuing education credits are available. Seats are limited, please register today. This is applicable for representatives from manufacturing, schools, agricultural facilities, lumber / sawmill processors and foresters interested in woody biomass energy.
Date & Time: May 22, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm
Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
North Carolina State University
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Extension Forestry at NC State enables North Carolinians to make informed decisions concerning the management, enhancement, and enjoyment of their forest and other natural resources through sound, research-based information and education. We provide educational opportunities and information for adults and youth in the following program areas. https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu
The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, sustainable energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. For more information about the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, visit: http://www.nccleantech.ncsu.edu. Twitter: @NCCleanTech