The South Carolina Biomass Council recently held its first Quarterly Meeting of 2015 on March 16th at the SC State Farmer’s Market in West Columbia, SC. The members heard presentations on the state of South Carolina’s forest and biomass inventories and opportunities to expand markets for bioproducts – including energy, fuels and construction materials. The presentations from the meeting are linked below:
The next SC Biomass Council Quarterly Meeting will take place at the 2015 SC Clean Energy Summit on July 23rd at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
The Washington Post ran a Letter to the Editor by Bob Cleaves responding to an editorial on biomass. Here’s the link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-benefits-of-biomass/2015/03/06/e1c1ea7a-c366-11e4-a188-8e4971d37a8d_story.html. Mr. Cleaves reinforces the effectiveness of biomass as a sustainable, low-carbon energy source. Scott Jones of the Forest Landowners Association and others responded to the WP editorial as well.
The March 2015 Southern Bioenergy Network News is posted. Play Bioenergy Jeopardy! Read up on the latest reports, projects and research discoveries. See the newsletter HERE.
Prominent leaders from agriculture’s diverse value chain issued an open letter to policymakers and presidential hopefuls attending the first ever Iowa Ag Summit, urging them to consider Iowa’s renewable energy record in wind, solar and biofuels as an example for clean energy policies for the nation. To view a copy of the letter, click HERE. See the 25x’25 press release HERE.
Bioenergy is the only renewable energy feedstock that cuts across the thermal, electrical and transportation sectors. However most experts agree that its vast potential has only just begun to be tapped. RenewableEnergyWorld.com takes a look at what’s in store for this versatile renewable energy feedstock. The article is part of the Renewable Energy World January/February Annual Outlook for 2015.