The goal of this conference is to bring together the community of researchers, business leaders, government agencies, and economic development personnel to share and exchange research findings, ideas, and strategies for the common goal of sustainable development of wood-based bio-refineries for production of biofuels and co-products in the Pacific Northwest.


A look at the Big Picture

Overview of large-scale national and regional projects established to develop a wood-based biofuel industry in the Pacific Northwest.

Featured Speakers:
Commissioner Peter Goldmark, Washington State Commissioner Of Public Lands
Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Dean DuVall, Managing Director,  Station Operations Support, Regulatory Compliance & Fuel Administration
Alaska Airlines


Into the Details

Three parallel tracks featuring presentations and discussion relating to wood-based biofuels and co-products.

Featured Speakers:
Bill Hermann, CEO
Hermann Brothers Logging & Construction, Inc

Peter Nyström, Head of Fuel Department
Ena Energi AB, Enköping, Sweden



Presentations and discussion on co-product development from underutilized residual streams.

Featured Speakers:
Ian Dallmeyer, Scientist
Weyerhaeuser, Inc.

Jerry Gargulak, Business Development Manager
Borregaard LignoTech USA

Why should you attend?

  • Meet project representatives from regional, national and global wood-based biofuel programs and hear program updates
  • Network with industry leaders, leading researchers, and community leaders interested in and focused on developing wood-based biofuels/co-products infrastructure
  • Learn regional, national and global perspectives for a sustainable wood-based biofuel industry in the Northwest United States

Unique Offering:

  • Timely research findings
  • Feedstocks of interest include forest slash, purpose-grown woody crops, small diameter timber from hazardous fuel treatments and forest health restoration projects
  • Participate in dedicated sessions covering:
    • transport and handling
    • conversion technologies
    • economic, environmental and social sustainability
    • co-product development

Want to present a poster?

View the Guidelines and Submit your Abstract!

Deadline for poster presentation abstracts is April 11, 2014.

Interested in wood composites?

Attend the International Wood Composites Symposium right after the NWBCC Conference!
Visit the IWCS website



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