Northern Michigan University will host a statewide wood energy workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. This interactive workshop will bring together leaders from Michigan's forest products industry, policy makers, researchers, conservation officials, engineers, economic development experts, loggers and others interested in forest-based renewable energy technologies.
The goal of this meeting is to explore the past, present, and future of wood-based bioenergy in Michigan. Participants will discuss how forest fuels fit into the low carbon economy and how Michigan—and the Upper Peninsula, in particular—can help lead sustainable wood energy production.
This workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation's Science and Technology Studies Program. For more information, or for those interested in attending, contact NMU Professor Sarah Mittlefehldt at firstname.lastname@example.org.