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Biomass Energy Seminar and Expo

Event Details

Start Date:  March 12, 2013
Start Time: 9:45am
End Time: 4pm
Location: JFK Student Center, Saint Francis University and SCI Cresson
Email: renewable@francis.edu
Link: http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-expos

Biomass Energy Seminar and Expo

The Saint Francis University Renewable Energy Center will hold a biomass seminar and expo on March 12, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the campus of Saint Francis University in Loretto.

The event will be geared towards helping agricultural producers and small businesses determine if a biomass project may be feasible in their operations. Recommendations and information on how to use the energy source will be provided.

During the seminar, attendees will learn about the resource, the technology, the pros and cons, and financial aspects, as well as what to look for when choosing an installer. Industry representatives and related organizations will be on hand to meet with attendees in an expo environment.

A tour of SCI Cresson, a local facility utilizing biomass in its operations, will also be included, allowing a firsthand look at how the resource can be used.

Biomass is organic material, such as wood and manure. It can be used to produce heat, electricity, and transportation.

The event is the first in a series of seminars to be organized by the Renewable Energy Center in 2013, each focusing on one of the five prevalent renewable energy forms in Pennsylvania. Additional events will cover geothermal, micro-hydro, solar, and wind energies.

Utilizing renewable energy can help rural Pennsylvanians by reducing energy costs, reducing risk, and providing a revenue stream through electrical sales to utilities.

Registration

Early registrations will be accepted up to Tuesday, March 5, for $10. Late registrations will be accepted until Friday, March 8, for $12. Lunch will be included.

Download our attendee application or contact us to learn more!

Exhibit space will be available to businesses and related organizations, as well as speaker and sponsorship opportunities.

Download our installer application or non-profit application.

Limited space, reserve your spot today - available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Saint Francis University aims to be as accessible as possible. Please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator, April Fry, with specific inquiries at 814-472-3176 or complete our online request form.

Please send application and payment to the address below. Cash/check payment accepted. Sorry, no credit cards. Make checks payable to “Saint Francis University Renewable Energy Center.” Please watch for confirmation of registration and event updates.

Contact us:
Renewable Energy Center
Saint Francis University
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940
814-472-2872
renewable@francis.edu

For additional information please contact the REC or visit the seminar homepage at http://francis.edu/renewable-energy-expos/

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Exhibitors
USDA Rural Development      SAP&DC    AFS Energy Systems

Event Agenda

JFK Student Center, Saint Francis University 

 8:30  Exhibitor Set-Up Begins 
 9:00   Registration Begins
Sponsored by Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission
   Breakfast Table
 9:45   Welcome
Michael Sell, Renewable Energy Center
 9:50   Intro to Biomass
Michael Palko, DCNR – Bureau of Forestry
 10:15  Wood Energy Systems Case Studies 
 11:00  Morning Break
 11:15  Financing Your Project
Gary Reed, USDA
 11:50   PBEA
Melissa Britcher, ERG Partners
 11:55  Biofuels YouTube Video
 12:00   Lunch and Expo
 1:15  Intro to Biogas (Anaerobic Digestion)
Keith Henn, TetraTech
 1:45   Anaerobic Digestion Case Studies 
 2:15  Exhibit Teardown and Comfort Break 
 2:45   Leave for Prison Power Plant Tour

SCI Cresson

3:00   Arrive at Tour                                                                                                                         
 4:00  Conclude Tour and Event

Return to Seminar and Expos Homepage

Saint Francis University aims to be as accessible as possible. Please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator, April Fry, with specific inquiries at 814-472-3176 or complete our online request form at http://francis.edu/accessibility-accommodation-request/.