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This Spring biomass experts from all over the world-including Alaska, will be congregating in Minneapolis for sharing knowledge about those things that were living which can yield BTU’s (‘Bio’ ‘Mass’). This may be wood, grasses, algae, etc… There are 4 tracks beginning with traditional wood in various forms (pellets, chips, torrified material,  etc…) and ending with Track 4 on emerging technology types. The conference was where Extension personnel first saw the GEK which has been blogged about (Gasification Experimental Kit) and may have practical uses in Alaska for converting BTU’s to electricity. The conference always has a policy panel, and is sure to touch upon the latest EPA rulings based on the re-authorization of the clean air act.  Take a look at the conference website for more information.

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