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New Business Model Fiber, Fuel and Energy?. Rob Davis Forest Energy Corp BTEC May 25, 2010 Scottsdale, AZ. Renewable Energy. Wind Solar Geothermal Biomass. What is Biomass? . Any Organic material not derived from fossil fuel. FERC PURPA ‘80- . And then there was politics.

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new business model fiber fuel and energy
New Business ModelFiber, Fuel and Energy?

Rob Davis

Forest Energy Corp

BTEC

May 25, 2010

Scottsdale, AZ

renewable energy
Renewable Energy
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Geothermal
  • Biomass
what is biomass
What is Biomass?

Any Organic material

not derived from fossil fuel.

FERC PURPA ‘80-

and then there was politics
And then there was politics

‘08 Farm Bill

Renewable Fuels Bill

BCAP

American Power Act

Each State Individually

Dictating forest or air policy w/ energy policy

do you have biomass
Do you have biomass?
  • Extra
  • Consistent Supply
  • Consistent Quality
  • Cost
  • Biomass advantage - constant
characteristics
Characteristics
  • Species
  • Forms
    • Bark
    • Slash
    • Hog Fuel
    • Chips
    • Pellets
    • Briquettes
characteristics1
Characteristics
  • Moisture
  • Ash
  • Ash Fusion Temp
  • Contaminants
  • Energy Content - Btu
source where does it come from
SourceWhere does it come from?
  • Renewable
  • Sustainable
  • Will there be a Recapture of carbon?
what can you do with it
What can you do with it?
  • Use it
  • Sell it
  • Produce a product
  • Produce an Energy product
    • Fuel
    • Electricity
    • Transportation Fuels
    • Thermal Energy
processing
Processing
  • Physical
    • Size
    • Moisture
    • Densifying
  • Doesn’t change energy content, makes consistent and more economical to handle.
processing1
Processing
  • Pyrolysis
  • Gasification
  • Torrification
  • Hydrolysis
  • Combustion
products
Products

Ethanol

Hydrogen

Methane

CO2

Lignin

Char

markets selling fuel or selling energy
Markets – Selling Fuel or Selling Energy?
  • In - House
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Utility
value
Value
  • In – House Elec, Thermal, CHP
  • Residential Thermal vs. NG, FO, Prop, Elec
  • Commercial Thermal vs. NG, oil, propane, elec
  • Industrial Elec, Thermal vs. NG, coal
  • Utility Elecvs coal
incentives
Incentives
  • Federal & State
    • Electricity REC
    • Fuels
    • PTC
    • ITC
    • BCAP
    • Moving target even after legislation passes
      • How will it be administered e.g. BCAP
emissions good and bad
Emissions good and bad
  • Particulate -
  • Nox +-
  • Sox +
  • Other -
  • Carbon ?
efficiency
Efficiency
  • The Prudent Use of our Resources
  • Perhaps a move in this direction
economics
Economics

Biomass Supply - acceptable quality and source

Biomass Cost

Markets near you

Select Process / Product

Actual Cost

Reliance on incentives

opportunity
Opportunity
  • Low cost of assured biomass supply
  • Renewable demand
  • Lower cost biomass energy
  • Mandates / Incentives / Credits
  • Future Carbon reduction incentives
  • Consolidate resources
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Rob Davis

Forest Energy Corporation

Show Low, AZ

928-537-1647

rdavis@forestenergy.com

BTEC

Biomass Thermal Energy Council

1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 600

Washington, DC 20036-2701

202-596-3974 tel • 202-223-5537 fax • www.biomassthermal.org