8th Biennial Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group
Short Rotation Woody Crops in a Renewable Energy Future: Challenges and Opportunities
ABSTRACTS and POWER POINTS are now posted on the program page!
Sunday-Tuesday, October 17-19, 2010
- Optional Field Tours on Wednesday & Thursday, October 20 & 21
The 8th Biennial Short Rotation Woody Crops conference was an excellent forum to learn about the latest developments in the science, production, harvesting, use and policies related to short rotation woody crops (SRWC). The conference explored the challenges and opportunities of successful commercialization of SRWC as a source of fiber or as an energy feedstock material.
A conference field trip highlighted a demonstration of the Case New Holland single pass cut and chip harvesting system and a stop at a large scale alternative cover project using shrub willows. Post-conference tours also included stops at a pellet manufacturing facility, a wood-fired combined heat and power facility and hybrid poplar and willow plantations in New York State and Ontario, Canada.
The conference was held adjacent to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus in Syracuse, NY at the Syracuse University Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. It was hosted by Dr. Tim Volk, Co-Director, SUNY Center for Sustainable and Renewable Energy and Senior Research Associate in Forest & Natural Resources Management at SUNY-ESF along with Dr. Larry Abrahamson, Director, Salix Consortium and Senior Research Associate in Environmental & Forest Biology and Forest & Natural Resources Management at SUNY-ESF.
Past Short Rotation Woody Crops Conferences
- September 23-25, 1996; Paducah KY
- August 25-27, 1998; Vancouver, WA
- October 25-27, 2000; Syracuse, NY
- September 14-17, 2002; Alexandria, MN
- November 7-10, 2004; Charleston, SC
- September 26-28, 2006; Pasco, WA
- August 18-21, 2008; St. Paul, MN
- September 17-19, 2010; Syracuse, NY
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