National Working Forum: Managing Poplar and Willow for Environmental Benefits and the Renewable Fuels Industry
April 11-13, 2016
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Monday April 11
Opening Reception 5:30 to 7:30 PM
World Café or Cowbell Café
Jud Isebrands Case Study on Poplar for Phytoremediation
Alistair McCracken ANSWER: Agricultural Need for Sustainable Willow Effluent Recycling
Tuesday April 12th
Session I 8:30 to 10:00 AM
Welcome: Patricia Townsend – Washington State University
Morning Keynote John Stark—Washington State University
Case study 1: Growing poplar for waste water and biosolids management in the Pacific Northwest—Todd Miller and Ken Windram (Patricia Townsend moderator)
Case study 2: Poplar Plantations for Water Sustainability in the Southeastern USA—Elizabeth Nichols, NC State (Brian Stanton moderator)
Break 10:00 to 10:30 AM
Discussion panel 1: Poplar and willow for phytoremediation and land reclamation (Jud Isebrands, Lee Newman, Louis A. Licht and Laura Brenner Kimes) (Leslie Boby moderator)
How can you make a business out of this?—Fresh Coast Capital
Session II 10:30AM to 12:00PM
LUNCH 12:00 to 1:00 PM)
Breakout Sessions 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Session A: Workshop – Poplar and willow for waste water management (Robert Simmons facilitator) Todd Miller, Ken Windram, and Janet Gillespie
Session B: Optimizing distributed biomass (Brian Stanton facilitator) Presenters needed?
Session C: Renewable energy and biodiversity (Patricia Townsend and/or Leslie Boby facilitator) Presenters needed?
Field trip 3:00 to 6:00/6:30 Woodburn, OR waste water treatment plant
Wednesday April 13th
Breakout session reports A, B and C 8:15 to 8:30
Session III 8:30 to 10:00
Case study 3: Willow for riparian buffers in the midwest — Cristina Negri at Argonne National Lab (Tim Volk moderator)
Discussion panel 2: Environmental policy and regulations and federal support – State officials OR, WA and others. Someone from outside PNW for this panel (Kevin Zobrist moderator) Also include USDA (who?), DOE and EPA.
Break 10:00 to 10:30
Breakout sessions 10:30 to 12:00
Session D: Regulatory strategies and solutions (Tim Volk facilitator) Presenters needed?
Session E: Discussion group – Poplar, willow, and other crops for riparian buffers (Patricia Townsend and/or Leslie Boby facilitator) Paul Cereghino, Cindy Dittbrenner, and Ken Moore
Session F: Discussion group – Energy and other markets for poplar and willow (Todd Miller facilitator)
Tom Platt and others?
Lunch 12:00 to 1:00
Breakout session reports D, E, and F 1:00 to 1:15
Session IV 1:15 to 2:15
Case Study 4: Poplar and willow for biochemicals and bioenergy (Kevin Zobrist moderator)
Willow – Tim Volk
Poplar – Patricia Townsend and Leslie Boby
Break 2:15 to 2:45
Session V 2:45 to 4:00
Discussion panel 3: Going forward with poplar and willow – AHB, CenUSA, IBSS, and NEWBio (Patricia Townsend moderator) Rick Gustafson, Ken Moore and Ann Kinzel, Tim Rials, and Tom Richards