Karen Petersen provided the following description and testimonials from participants:
Energy and enthusiasm levels were high at the CES-hosted Alaska Wood Energy Conference last week in Ketchikan. With an attendance of about 125 people, the conference was considered a success by all who participated. Two attendees forwarded their appreciation in e-mails: "The conference was a great opportunity to synergize, learn more, make connections and hit the ground running," said Wynn Auld, a private energy consultant. "The wood energy conference was really good. I'm thankful I was able to attend. The energy and enthusiasm developing around the industry is terrific," said Michael Kampnich with The Nature Conservancy.
Many communities in Alaska are turning to locally available woody biomass resources to reduce their energy costs and create economic opportunities for their residents. Conference sessions will feature community leaders and decision-makers who will discuss their communities’ experiences after making the decision to include woody biomass as part of their energy services. Other sessions will include insights on converting to, operating and maintaining a woody biomass system; source and sustainability of forest resources; potential impacts of woody biomass utilization; and the latest technology and equipment.
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