“Managing the Woody Biomass Supply Chain – Impact on Your Business” Symposium

Managing the Woody Biomass Supply Chain – Impact on Your Business“Managing the Woody Biomass Supply Chain – Impact on Your Business” is the focus of an industry-driven symposium to be held April 11-13 at the Red Lion on Fifth Avenue in Seattle, Washington. The event is organized by the long-standing International Wood Composites Symposium in collaboration with the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA). Early registration rates are available for government, nonprofit, academic and corporate participants.

Register by March 31 to take advantage of the special rates. To register and view the complete agenda, visit the website at www.woodsymposium.wsu.edu.

This year’s keynote speaker is Mike Jostrom, Director of Renewable Resources for Plum Creek Timber Company, who will talk about “Resolving feedstock conflicts between traditional and emerging industries.” In addition to the keynote address, Wednesday -Thursday sessions will include more than 30 presentations, a networking reception, poster session, and vendor displays. On Friday two optional tours will be offered: Tour #1 includes stops at Seattle Steam in downtown Seattle and zHome in Issaquah, WA; tour #2 will visit NewWood Manufacturing in Elma, WA.

For the Technical Forum poster session, submit poster abstracts electronically at www.woodsymposium.wsu.edu.

Students who have posters accepted for the Technical Forum will receive complimentary registration.

Register now to learn about the impact of this rapidly evolving woody biomass supply chain. Speakers on the agenda include resource managers, regulators, harvesters, recyclers, primary and secondary manufacturers who will discuss the latest developments, opportunities and challenges in both wood and wood-based composite products and biofuel/bioenergy industries.

For more information, visit the Symposium website or call 509-335-2262.

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