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Published February 04 2011

Biomass conference slated July 26-27 in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS – The “Biomass ’11: Renewable Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Conference” is scheduled July 26-27 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

Registration for the conference is now open, and the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota is seeking abstracts online from anyone interested in speaking at the conference. Presentation abstracts are due to the EERC no later than March 1.

The Biomass ’11 conference will offer a two-day technical program that will include a group of top industry experts in the field of biomass production using plant matter such as straw, corn, and wood residue, and biomass conversion to power, transportation fuels and chemicals.

Topics to be discussed include trends and opportunities in using biomass, renewable policies and incentives, renewable fuels, financing biomass-related projects, biorefinery chemicals and products, biomass for heat and electricity, biomass feedstocks, and algae.

Biomass ’11 is sponsored by the EERC’s Centers for Renewable Energy and Biomass Utilization through the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the North Dakota Department of Commerce Division of Community Services State Energy Program.

Conference fees are $275 a person and include access to all of the conference sessions, attendee materials, the exhibit show floor, and meals and refreshments. For more information, visit the Biomass ’11 Conference website at www.undeerc.org/biomass11.