In October 2013, the Pinchot Institute for Conservation convened a workshop to explore the potential application of biomass sustainability criteria being developed by European governments and industry. The workshop brought together more than 60 participants including representatives of US pellet producers, European purchasers, U.S., Canadian, and European policymakers, and conservation organizations to analyze and debate complex sustainability issues related to the growing trade in wood pellets between the U.S. and Europe. A summary of the two-day workshop has been captured in The Transatlantic Trade in Wood for Energy: A Dialogue on Sustainability Standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions [Download report PDF here].
Brian Kittler (Pinchot Institute for Conservation) and Tat Smith (University of Toronto and IEA Bioenergy Task 43) will host a webinar to present findings from the workshop on sustainability standards and greenhouse gas emissions in the transatlantic wood pellet trade.
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST
Register now: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/740428319
Briefing materials and presentations from the October 2013 workshop can be viewed at http://www.pinchot.org/pellets.