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2024 Biomass Utilization Symposium

Promotional banner for a Biomass Utilization Symposium on May 3, 2024, in Hopland, CA, presented by Sonoma Mendocino Economic Development District.

***Registration will open mid-February***

Date: May 3, 2024 (including day-before tours + social)

Location: UCANR Hopland Research and Extension Center Shippey Hall  

Theme: Fire Safety, Forest Health, Wood Products, Renewable Energy and Sustainable, Stewardship-based, Rural Economic Development

Overview: The 2024 SMEDD Biomass Utilization Symposium will bring together industry, academia, government and community-based organizations to explore the opportunities and challenges of implementing forest biomass utilization projects for fire safety, forest health, renewable energy, and wood products, and supporting the appropriate growth of sustainable, stewardship-based, rural economic development

Key Topics:

  • Importance of biocarbon, California's support, alternative fuels
  • Public Policy: Reimagining forestry and watershed management
  • Regional Projects: Biomass to energy, hydrogen, wood products, fire safety
  • Community Impacts: Environmental, social, workforce development, tribal opportunities
  • Funding Opportunities: Jobs First, Redwood Region RISE, EDA, USDA, Venture Capital, Green Diamond Resources
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Action Plan Development: Collaboratively identify concrete steps moving forward

Sponsorship Oppportunities available! Please see below:

Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities.pdf

Thank You to Our Generous 2024 Sponsors:

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