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Forest Biomass Work Group meets August 22 in Salem
August 11, 2011
Contact: Kevin Weeks            
(503) 945-7427
A workgroup of representatives from state government, forest industries, renewable energy development and the environmental community will meet in Salem on August 22 to talk about the role of Oregon’s forests in providing energy production from wood.
The Forest Biomass Work Group will meet on Monday August 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the Administration Building (Tillamook meeting room) of the Oregon Department of Forestry complex, 2600 State Street in Salem. Time is provided in the agenda for a working lunch - participants may bring their own lunch or contribute money towards a shared lunch. Members of the public attending the meeting are encouraged to bring a lunch.
The proposed agenda for the meeting includes discussion about emerging opportunities for development of aviation biofuels markets in the Pacific Northwest, updates from topic-area work teams, and discussion about development of a Woody Biomass Rural Development Strategy for Oregon.
Members of the public are invited to participate in the meeting. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at (503) 945-7427.
Forest biomass is a renewable source of energy, as wood biomass is generated as a by-product of active forest management.