Posts Tagged: workshop
The Redwood Region Logging Conference was held from March 17-19 2011 at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka. The event was well attended despite the wet and cold weather.
Forestry and construction equipment greets visitors to the 73rd annual RRLC
Gareth Mayhead from the University of California Woody Biomass Utilization Group gave a class on Woody Biomass Utilization Opportunities on Friday morning. We looked at the broad policy landscape, trends in California and grant opportunities including the FSA Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) and the Forest Service Woody Biomass Utilization Grant. A pdf of the presentation is at the bottom of this post.
Registration is now closed for Thursday's (December 2nd) Woody Biomass to Energy workshop in Ukiah. If you have registered for this workshop you will receive an e-mail with final details on Wednesday.
See you on Thursday.
General registration is now available for a woody biomass to energy field tour on November 17 2010.
This field tour is the follow up to the Woody Biomass to Energy Workshop held in Oroville in September 2010. Places on the field tour will be prioritized towards those attended the workshop.
We will visit the following woody biomass to energy conversion facilities in the Davis area.
- Sierra Pacific Industries sawmill and power plant, Lincoln
- West Biofuels, Woodland
- Dixon Ridge Farms, near Winters
The tour will start in the Lincoln area where we will board a motor coach. Lunch will be provided. The registration fee is $20.00 payable in advance.
The focus is on showing you some practical examples of a number of the technologies discussed at the workshop. Representatives from each site will show you the technology – questions and discussion are encouraged. Rob Williams (UC Davis), John Shelly and Gareth Mayhead (UC Berkeley) will facilitate the tour and will also be available to answer questions.
Advance registration is essential for this tour – no walk-ins. Attendees of the Oroville workshop will receive priority for this field tour so long as you register before November 1st 2010. Please register before November 12 2010.
9.00 am Assemble at car pool location in the Lincoln area (TBA prior to tour)
9.15 am Board motor coach
9.30 am Arrive at the Sierra Pacific Industries sawmill in Lincoln. Tour of sawmill and cogeneration facility (sawmill provides fuel for power plant and waste steam is used to dry lumber). http://www.spi-ind.com
11.30 am Board motor coach. Depart for Woodland. Comfort break at rest area en-route. Bag lunches and drinks available
1.00 pm Arrive at West Biofuels site near Woodland. This is a biomass gasification to liquid fuels project. http://www.westbiofuels.com/Main.html
2.00 pm Board motor coach. Depart for Winters area.
2.30 pm Arrive at Dixon Ridge Farms near Winters. Tour Community Power Corporation Biomax 50 biomass to energy unit. http://www.dixonridgefarms.com/farmingandprocessing/sustainability.html http://www.gocpc.com
3.30 pm Board motor coach and return to Lincoln
4.50 pm Arrive at Lincoln
5.00 pm Close
Presentations from the 2 workshops held last week are now available online. Over 20 people attended the 2 hour densified wood fuels session in Eureka on October 18. Presentations are here: http://ucanr.org/EurekaOct2010. We started with the basics of densified wood fuels (including pellets, fire logs and bricks) followed by a look at some real projects including Red Rooster Fuels; a local company that has been manufacturing pellets.
A full day workshop, attended by over 60, was held on October 21 in Yreka. The workshop was organized in partnership with the Siskiyou County Biomass Utilization Group and looked at a range of topics around implementing biomass projects in Siskiyou County. Presentations are here: http://ucanr.org/Yreka2010.
Bruce Courtright speaks during the morning session at Yreka
A workshop organized and run by The Siskiyou Biomass Utilization Group will be held on 21 Oct 2010.
The Workshop objective is to “Bring the audience to a common level of understanding for woody biomass conversion technologies in Siskiyou County”.
The Workshop will focus on the following:
• Building up basic knowledge on technologies of interest
• Helping people to understand existing woody utilization infrastructure in the county
• Identifying future and potential projects
• Looking at lessons learned from those who have been in a similar situation
The Workshop is aimed at the following people:
• Project implementers
• Current and future project proponents
• Other stakeholders and interested parties
For more information about this event please visit the website http://ucanr.org/WoodyBiomass/ and follow the links
or contact the workshop organizer directly:
Associate of Northern California Resource Center
PO Box 342
Fort Jones, CA 96032