EBC Seminar on BIOMASS


Date: October 28, 2005


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

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EBC Seminar on BIOMASS

October 28, 2005 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Details: Plan to attend this seminar and learn about the practical, regulatory and technical aspects of diverting wood waste from landfill disposal for use as a renewable fuel in power plants. The topics presented will range from the means and methods of removing wood from the waste stream at processing facilities and the permitting requirements for wood waste burning power plants to the types of burners and emissions controls required to satisfy both the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) air quality regulations as well as the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources (DOER) requirements for Renewable Energy Certificates. This seminar will include one of the first presentations on the subject after DEP issues final revisions to its solid waste management regulations and will provide the status of Biomass Notice of Inquiry and Rulemaking by the DOER.

This networking event will also provide an opportunity for companies to showcase their services or equipment with a table-top display.

To participate, you have three options:

  1. Register to attend to listen to the keynote and company presentations or provide additional staffing if your company is showcasing.
  2. Register to showcase your company with a tabletop display (this registration includes one staff person).
  3. Sponsor this event at the Platinum, Gold or Silver levels.


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction: Thomas Mackie and Dale Raczynski
8:20 a.m. DEP’s Wood Waste Disposal Ban
Speaker: James McQuade, Massachusetts DEP
8:45 a.m. Managing the Wood Waste Stream
Speaker: Greg Wirsen, Greenseal Environmental, Inc.This presentation will outline where C&D wood is currently generated (biomass producers) and discuss the types of C&D wood (previous studies), the technologies for extractions, existing markets for C&D wood and the “future” (where are we going).
9:10 a.m. Emission Limits/Controls for Biomass Combustion Facilities Using Wood/D&D
Speaker: Donald Squires, Massachusetts DEP
9:35 a.m. Coffee Break
10:05 a.m. Biomass Qualification under the MA RPS Program and Status of the Biomass Notice of Inquiry
Speaker: Robert Sydney, General Counsel, MA DOERBiomass energy is eligible for the MA RPS program but must meet advanced power conversion and low emissions criteria. In July 2005, DOER and DEP issued a Notice of Inquiry with the intent of clarifying these criteria prior to embarking on a formal rulemaking. The status of this process will be provided.
10:30 a.m. BioMass Facility Development/Operations (C&D and Other Issues)
Speakers: Dammon M. Frecker, Vice President, ESS Group, Inc.
11:20 a.m. Open Discussion with all Presenters
12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Thomas A. Mackie, Esq., Shareholder
137 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Dale T. Raczynski, Principal
146 Main Street, Building 23
Maynard, MA 01754


Dammon M. Frecker, Vice President
888 Worcester Street, Suite 240
Wellesley, MA 02482

James McQuade, Regional Planner
One Winter St.
Boston, MA 02108

Donald Squires
One Winter St.
Boston, MA 02108

Robert Sydney, General Counsel
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1020
Boston, MA 02114

Gregory C. Wirsen, MSc, Environmental Consultant
28 Route 6A
Sandwich, MA


October 28, 2005
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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October 28, 2005
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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