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Biomass Preparation, Handling & Storage Workshop

The operation and financial success of any biomass-to-energy facility requires its operators to utilize high-quality, consistent biomass feedstocks. The Biomass Preparation, Handling & Storage Workshop agenda will allow producers to take an in-depth look at the latest innovations and strategies in biomass handling and compare it to their own. Whether producers are sourcing wood chips from a handful of trusted suppliers for a campus boiler or are a biorefinery working to gather, store and convert hundreds of thousands of tons of agricultural residues, this agenda will offer practical value.

Presentations may include, but are not limited to:
  • Energy efficient particle size reduction approaches
  • Effective conveyance strategies
  • Dust management, spark detection and spark arrest
  • Preventing feedstock quality degradation
  • In-situ feedstock processing and biomass upgrading
  • Manufacturing biomass intermediates
  • Cost-effective biomass storage options and system
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General Registration

If you have any questions on registration or rates please give us a call at 866-746-8385.

Workshop Registration* $299.00

Add-on to Biomass Conference $249.00

*Price includes admission to all pre-conference events, and food and beverage, to the International Biomass Conference & Expo's Grand Opening & Welcome Reception on Monday night



Monday, April 16
Ballroom E

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Ballroom A

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8:30 am – 10:00 am Technical Session
Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: The Argument for a Systems-Based Approach to Managing Biomass Streams
Moderator: Tim Portz, Executive Director, Pellet Fuels Institute
  • Jamil Bundalli, Project Manager, Kamengo Technology Inc.
    The Six Design Parameters for the Design of a Reliable Storage and Feed System for Biomass
  • Carrie Hartford, Senior Project Engineer, Jenike & Johanson, Inc.,
    The Science Behind the Unique Material Handling Aspects of Biomass
  • Neal Yancey, Senior Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory
    Automation in Biomass Processing: Controlling Feedstock Characteristics (Moisture, Particle Size, Bulk Density) Real Time during Biomass Processing
10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
Ballroom A
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10:30 am – 12:00 pm Technical Session
Equipment Innovations Making Biomass More Efficient and Increasing Overall Plant Productivity
Moderator: Tim Portz, Executive Director, Pellet Fuels Institute
  • John Harris, Southeast U.S. Sales Representative, Keith Mfg. Co.
    Cost Effective Material Handling Solutions for Receiving, Metering and Storing Biomass
  • Siniša Jakšic, Managing Director - EMEA, TerraSource Global
    Reclaiming Value: How Tubefeeders are Enhancing the Productivity and Energy Efficiency of Biomass Processing Facilities
  • Desmond Smith, Materials Handling, BRUKS Rockwood Inc.
    Material Handling Solutions for Dusty, Fragile, and Variable Biomass Raw Materials
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
Ballroom A
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1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Technical Session
Best Practices in Biomass Grinding, Chopping and Hammermilling
Moderator: Tim Portz, Executive Director, Pellet Fuels Institute
  • Kevin Comer, Associate Principal, Antares Group Inc.
    Comparison and Analysis of Biomass Pre-Processing Test Results for Corn Stover and Switchgrass at INL’s Process Demonstration Unit
  • Forcus Martinez, North American Sales Manager, Prodesa
    From the Log to the Pellet: Best Technologies for Particle Size Reduction in Wood Pellet Plants
  • Dave Whitelaw, SE Regional Sales Manager, Rotochopper Inc.
    The Impact of Routine Maintenance on Grinder and Hammermill Output
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Networking Break
Ballroom A
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3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Technical Session
Right Sizing Biomass Storage for both In-Process and Finished Product Applications
Moderator: Tim Portz, Executive Director, Pellet Fuels Institute
  • Henry van Haaster, Head of Sales, Javo International BV
    An Innovative Approach to Storing and Handling Biomass and other Bulk Materials
  • Dane Floyd, President, Biomass Engineering & Equipment
    The Modular Way to Store and Feed Biomass using Converted Sea Containers
  • John Saucier, Regional Sales Manager, ProcessBarron
    Right-Sized Biomass Receiving, Processing, Storage and Delivery Systems
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Grand Opening & Welcome Reception for the International Biomass Conference & Expo
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