The fourth installment of the MRV Renewable Energy Series will take place on Tuesday, 11/15, 7 PM at the Big Picture Theater. Biomass will consist on four presentations followed by Q & A.
- MRV Biomass Analysis | Cecilia Danks, PhD & Susannah McCandless, PhD. Cecilia and Susannah will summarize the work of the Community Biomass Project, a partner project of UVM, VT Family Forests, and the National Forest Alliance. For the past few years the CBP has focused on opportunities for increasing the sustainability of the MRV’s local wood supply as part of an overall goal of achieving energy independence in heating and power generation. Results of wood consumption and forest practices in the MRV will be presented.
- Harwood Union Forest Project | Kimberly Coleman, UVM. Kimberly will share a variety of forest education and mapping projects focusing on Harwood’s 180 acre forest. This project sprang out of the Community Biomass Project and is a partnership between teachers, staff, and UVM. More info here.
- Biomass Heating Systems | David Frank, Sunwood Biomass. David will provide an overview of biomass heating systems, from chips to pellets.
- Heating Homes & Greenhouses with Compost | Gaelan Brown, Compost Power Network. Gaelan will talk about the Jean Pain Method of woody biomass compost – heating with wood without burning wood.
The final event in the series will be Energy Conservation, Efficiency, & Weatherization on December 13th.
These talks continue the dialogue of energy in the Valley through structured, information-based public discussions exploring a range of issues related to the Valley’s energy future. Summaries of all events and copies of presentations are available at www.mrvpd.org.