Alaska-Canada Wood Energy Conference

The 2023 Wood Energy Conference and the first ever Small Sawmill Summit were a huge success, and we are looking forward to reconvening in 2025.

 

Alaska Rural Energy Conference is taking place from October 2-4, 2024, in Fairbanks from . We are working on planning the biomass content for this conference and highly recommend you to participate.

 

2023 Alaska-Canada Wood Energy Conference Session Replays

Download the 2023 FINAL AGENDA

2023 Conference Scenes

Past & Present Conference Photos

Contact Information

Southeast Conference
Karen Petersen   
Biomass Coordinator
(907) 401-3234
Email Karen at Biomass@seconference.org

Angie Mendbayar
Biomass Program Assistant
(907) 322-3251
Angie@seconference.org

Conference Sponsors

Alaska Forest Association (AFA)

Alaska Forest Association (AFA)

Spruce Root

Spruce Root

UAF Cooperative Extension Services

UAF Cooperative Extension Services

CAL-U-WE

CAL-U-WE

FEDCO

FEDCO

City of Nenana

City of Nenana

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Northwest Territories – Canada

Northwest Territories – Canada

Yukon Government

Yukon Government

Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection

Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection

Day One Highlights

How Biomass in Alaska and Canada fit in the Big Picture of the Arctic and Global Energy!

We will hear updates from community members, state leaders, and industry experts, including the international Biomass Combustion experts – IEA Bioenergy Task 32.

We will wrap up the day with a guided discussion on Why Biomass if it is so hard?

Day Two Highlights

Deeper dive into community projects: the common mistakes, challenges, successes, and funding opportunities. Opportunity to brainstorm solutions!

We will explore integrated utilizations of wood and bust the myths around biochar and carbon credit.

Evening Reception is worth looking forward to!

Day Three Highlights

Small Sawlog Summit

Expecting Big Things from Small Logs

We will get timber industry updates and hear how small local logs are providing affordable housing in rural Alaska and Yukon. Not to mention the innovative development of carbon negative building with local wood and fungi!

During lunch, we are hopeful to hear from Senator Bjorkman on the Local Grading Bill that just passed!