Maryland has an untapped supply of energy that could diversify and expand our renewable energy portfolio, help local economies, and maintain or improve forest health without increasing carbon emissions: woody biomass. In this series of webinars, we will share information, listen to concerns, and address challenges to using woody biomass to meet MD's energy needs and support sustainable forest management.
In this webinar, participants will gain a broader understanding of:
• What is considered woody biomass and how it is used to produce energy
• How woody biomass can complement other renewables in an overall strategy
• Pros and cons of different approaches (thermal, electricity, large scale, small scale, etc.)
• Examples where woody biomass is being used as part of renewable energy and carbon mitigation plans, and how these case studies might apply to opportunities in Maryland
• Future topics to be covered in the remaining webinars of this series
Maura Adams - Program Director, Northern Forest Center
Kathryn Fernholz - President/CEO, Dovetail Partners
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio - Secretary, MD Dept. of Natural Resources
Josh Kurtz - Policy and Government Relations Director, The Nature Conservancy
Session Moderator: Gary Allen - President, MD Forestry Foundation
This program is offered in association with the Spurring Fossil Free- Biomass initiative, brought to you by the Maryland Forestry Foundation and Maryland Clean Energy Center in partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Sustainable Forestry Council, with funding from the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund.