A Few Good Plugs
I’m trying to get into the Christmas spirit, but with only rain in Minnesota, it has been a little challenging (well, other than online shopping, because I’m always in the spirit to do that, just ask my husband).
The snow we once had is gone. And I want more, not just because of the whole holiday season thing (and sending my kids outside to play in it so I can watch something other than cartoons), but snow generally means cold temps, and cold is a real good thing for the wood heat industry. We need a nice, long cold winter after the past couple.
Speaking of wood heat and power producers, have you something to say or share with the industry? Today is the last day to submit an abstract for the International Biomass Conference & Expo (IBCE), which you can do so here, or register (producers get in free!). I think I have said this recently, but it’s the conference’s 10th year, and we’re back in Minneapolis—a great location—and you won’t want to miss it.
Also this week, we launched an IBCE preconference seminar on biomass harvest, collection and preparation, and we just opened up to receive abstracts for that. I always enjoy preconference seminars. They get cranks turning prior to the big show, and there is usually a kind of candidness and free-flowing conversation you don’t necessarily get with large crowds.
Finally, my last plug of the day—I’ll admit this is a rather pluggy blog entry—make sure you register for my colleague Tim Portz’s webinar, Coproduct Production and Its Impact on Plant Profitability, sponsored by our friends at RUF Briquetting Systems.