Wood Bioenergy for Rural Energy Resilience
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment
Wood Bioenergy for Rural Energy Resilience: Identifying Sites with High Potential for a Successful Bioenergy Program
This webinar presents an integrative approach to wood industry waste, energy resilience, and economic development. Timber logging produces some waste wood (twigs, sawdust, etc.) Critical infrastructure sites (e.g. hospitals) need reliable power, but rural locations may be frequently cut off from central power plants. Rural areas need more employment. And many institutions want to reduce fossil fuel use and carbon extraction.
Wood-to-energy plants could burn waste wood, reducing industrial waste, increasing rural economic activity, providing alternate energy supply to reduce interruptions, and replacing fossil fuel with renewable fuel. The presentation includes site considerations, cost projections, and benefit modeling. It concludes with a question-and-answer period.
Webinar Type: Recorded