Alaska-Yukon Wood Energy Conference
April 15 @ 8:30 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm
More than 60 percent of Alaska’s land is forested, with a majority of Alaskans living in communities adjacent to these areas. Locally available woody biomass can reduce energy costs and create economic opportunities in many of these communities. The 2019 Alaska-Yukon Wood Energy Conference will highlight the stories of Alaskan and Yukon communities that have successfully implemented woody biomass projects. The conference will showcase new technologies and potential business developments and bring in leading forest industry representatives, forest managers, and researchers to discuss topics such as the sustainability and environmental impacts of biomass harvest in Alaska. In addition, there will be a discussion track on greenhouse and biomass integration. Optional field trips before the conference will include a tour of several facilities in the region.