Jump to: Ag Seminar Program | Industry Tour |ASTM Heat Metering Session | FREE Public Day | PBEA Reception
A full-day (approximately 8 hrs) guided bus tour of three biomass heating projects in the scenic Hudson Valley of NY. Lunch and refreshments provided. Separate registration required. This event qualifies for 5 AIA Learning Units (LUs)
- Coxsackie School, Coxsackie NY
- Mt. St. Alphonsus, Esopus NY
- NY Forestry Resource Center, Rensselaer NY
The cost of this event is extra ($60). Please register here >>
Northeast Agricultural Biomass Heating Seminar
April 3, 8:30 am - 5 pm
A full day seminar focusing on opportunities and challenges in utilizing native agricultural feedstocks in heating applications. Separate registration required >>
Agricultural Biomass Program
The program summary for the Agricultural Biomass Heating Seminar is now available! Note: the program is subject to change and will be updated accordingly.
Download the "Program at a Glance" here >>
|Wednesday, April 3
|8:30 - 9:30 AM
||Registration & Networking
|9:30 - 10:15 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
- Netaka White; Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
- Matt McCardle; Mesa Reduction Engineering & Processing
The Northeast Perspective
- Ron Rausch; New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
- Tom Richard; Penn State University & NewBio Consortium - Presentation
Your Turn – A facilitated discussion to hear your ideas, the issues, and opportunities for agricultural biomass heat in the Northeast
Networking & Refreshment Break
Morning Panel – Commercial Scale Ag Biomass Production
- Bob Thomas; Pennsylvania Growers Co-operative
- Don Nott; Switch Energy Corp & Nott Farms
- Moderator; Dan Conable, Cato Analytics LLC
Buffet Lunch – with screening of the short film; Bioenergy NOW! Made in Vermont: Grass Fuel
Afternoon Panel I - Processing Ag Biomass
- Adam Dantzcher; Renewable Energy Resources, Inc. - Presentation
- Bob Thomas; Hudson Valley Grass Energy
- Moderator; Gerry Ruestow, Fermata Consulting
Networking & Refreshment Break
Afternoon Panel II – Manufacturer’s Roundtable & Research on Grass Combustion
- John Bootle; Renewable Energy Resources, Inc. and Linka Boilers
- Scott Laskowski; LEI Products; BioBurner
- Arthur Hurlbut and Michael Newtown; SUNY Canton - Presentation
- Moderator; Jon Montan
Closing Plenary Discussion - Developing An Agricultural Biomass Sector In The Northeast
- Session moderators and attendees
Separate registration required >>
AG Seminar Organizing Committee
Dan Arnett - Ernst Biomass
Sid Bosworth - UVM Extension
Alice Brumbach - New York Biomass Energy Alliance
Dan Conable - NY Biomass Energy Alliance & Cato Analytics LLC
Gerry Reustow - Fermata Consulting
Jon Montan - St. Lawrence County Planning Office
Andrew Plant - University of Maine Extension
Netaka White - Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
ASTM E44.25 Heat Metering Biomass Stakeholder Session
Date: April 3, 2013, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs Downtown, 25 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY
Description: On April 3, 2013 an ASTM E44.25 task group session will be held to explore the inclusion and application of biomass technologies in E44.25 standards activities. The meeting will incorporate feedback from the biomass thermal industry and determine if biomass applications will be included in a common standard or explore the possibility of a parallel standards effort. The meeting will be open and free to the public, pre-registration is required. To learn more about the ASTM heating metering development, please visit ASTM's working group website.
Registration: This event is free and open to the public. However, you must visit ASTM's website to register. If you are interested in attending, but not an ASTM member, you may register as a visitor through the following by contacting Lisa Arstuo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Information: The meeting is open and free to the public, pre-registration is required. To learn more about the ASTM heating metering development, please visit ASTM's working group website.
PA Biomass Association Reception
Join the Pa Biomass Energy Association for a Networking Reception on April 3
The Pennsylvania Biomass Energy Association (PBEA) will host a private reception on Wednesday, April 3 from 6-8pm at Jacob & Anthony's in Saratoga Springs, NY (only a three-minute walk from the conference center).
All conference attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors that are currently operating in, or looking to expand into the Pennsylvania market, are encouraged to attend this unique networking opportunity.
Note: there is no cost to attend, but RSVP is required by Thursday, March 28. Please RSVP to Melissa Britcher at email@example.com or (717) 230-1772.
Jacob & Anthony's
38 High Rock Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
FREE Public Day - Friday, April 5 (8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
The Indoor and Outdoor Vendor Fairs are open to the public free of charge from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be available in the outdoor Vendor Fair area.
- Connect directly with representatives from dozens of equipment and services vendors
- Experience the latest breakthroughs in technology first hand
NOTE: a paid registration is required to access other conference seminars and official activities. Click here >> for more information on the conference agenda.