Role of Biomass in Americas Energy Future

Public Meeting

The Role of Biomass in America's Energy Future

A mid-course report on work supported by
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Energy Foundation (EF)
National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP)

Led by
Dartmouth College and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

February 23, 2004
Washington, DC

Meeting Summary (PDF file)

Morning Session

8:10-8:30 a.m.
8:30-8:45 a.m.
Welcome Presentation (PDF file)--L. Lynd
8:45-9:05 a.m.
Remarks from Sponsors
  • DOE/NREL (PDF file)--C. Riley
  • Charlotte Pera & Ben Paulos - (EF)
  • NCEP (PDF file)--D. Kodjak
9:05-10:00 a.m.
10:00-10:15 a.m.
10:15-12:15 p.m.
Task Reports

Conversion Technology

Coproducts Potential
12:15-1:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session

1:00-3:45 p.m.
Focus Groups
  • Session A (1:00-1:50)
  • Session B (1:55-2:45)
  • Session C (2:55-3:45)

  • Biomass Production
  • Conversion Technology
  • Resource Sufficiency
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Transition Paths
  • Policy Options
3:45-4:00 p.m.
4:00-4:45 p.m.
Plenary Session
  • Report from Focus Group
  • Closing Remarks