Alaska -Yukon Wood Energy Conference is Firing Up

Alaska -Yukon Wood Energy Conference is Firing Up

Things are firing up for the upcoming 2019 Alaska-Yukon Wood Energy Conference in Fairbanks Alaska! The conference will feature presentations and case studies from Alaska and Canada’s Yukon, focusing on issues facing the rural North. Conference delegates are attending from all parts of North America’s Arctic. Delegates include several First Nation, Yukon and Northwest Territories leaders.

The keynote speaker, Adam Sherman from the Biomass Energy Resource Center, will speak about innovations in the world of biomass and the policies that have helped make them happen. Sherman has more than 16 years of experience in the wood heat sector and has directed BERC’s technology and wood fuel supply activities for over 14 years. His work focuses on wood energy program design and delivery for various state and federal government agencies and technical consulting services for assessing wood fuels and energy project feasibility.

Scott Habberstad, Alaska Airlines’ director of sales and community marketing for Alaska, will talk about the company jet that flew from Seattle to Washington, D.C., using biofuel made from trees.

Conference topics include biomass-heated greenhouses, fire mitigation for biomass and problem-solving on biomass boiler installations. For more information and to register, visit

Optional post-conference events include a field trip to Tok, Alaska, looking at installed biomass systems on the road system. Also, John Seigenthaler will lead a workshop on hydronic systems. Additional fees apply for these two events. All of this information and more can be found at


Dave Frederick of Alaska Heat Technologies holds open the door of a Garn cordwood boiler during a biomass boiler operator training in Tanacross. Photo by Amanda Byrd.