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1 Center of Innovation - Energy J. David Dunagan

2 Agriculture Tifton Manufacturing Gainesville Life Sciences Augusta Aerospace Eastman Logistics Savannah Energy Atlanta

3 Our Mission Increase production and use of renewable energy and alternative fuels in Georgia

4 forum  Provides forum for new and expanding businesses policies and procedures  Venue to explain state & federal policies and procedures permitting  Expedites permitting process  Matchmaking  Matchmaking to form successful collaborations universities  Partnering with universities to commercialize research One Stop Shop

5  Energy Center of Innovation  Agriculture Center of Innovation  Governor’s Office  Lieutenant Governor’s Office  GA Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA)  GA Department of Agriculture  GA Department of Natural Resources  GA Department of Revenue  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  GA Department of Community Affairs  GA Department of Economic Development  GA EPD Small Business  Environmental Assistance Program  GA EPD Air Protection Branch  GA Forestry Commission  Herty Advanced Materials Development Center  State Fire Marshall  U.S. Department of Agriculture  University of Georgia  Georgia Institute of Technology  Georgia Railroad Association  University of GA Small Business Development Center  … and more!

6 Not one market – but several each focused on a primary renewable energy source Solar Wind Geothermal Corn Ethanol Biomass

7 Georgia Forestry = Biomass Energy Forest Water Wetland Urban Agriculture

8 Growth and Removals of Merchantable Trees 32% 38 % 42% 73% Between 1998 and 2008 the growth of growing stock on timberland in the state has exceeded removals by an average of 38.5% annually or 546,086,970 cubic feet per year

9 Forest Inventory

10 RWE

11 Giant Miscanthus Herbaceous, Deciduous, Perennial Herbaceous, Deciduous, Perennial Rhizomes rather than seed Rhizomes rather than seed Dry tons/acre/year Dry tons/acre/year Dry tons/hectare/year Dry tons/hectare/year Height up to 15 feet Height up to 15 feet Stems are erect, similar to thin bamboo Stems are erect, similar to thin bamboo Low environmental inputs Low environmental inputs Alternative non-food use for marginal Alternative non-food use for marginal Land Land Drought tolerant, crowds out weeds Drought tolerant, crowds out weeds Carbon neutral Carbon neutral Nutrients returned to the soil each year Nutrients returned to the soil each year

12 Research Emphasis Energy crops: Short rotation – grasses/woody Short rotation trees Algae oil Genomics/genetics Georgia Institute of Technology Institute of Paper Science &Technology University of Georgia Herty Advanced Materials Development Center

13 Drivers Green Trend is In Economy – Forest Industries Mandates Energy Security – Middle East Stability? Environment The United States, with 5% of the worlds population, consumes roughly 25% of total energy production, yet only holds 2% of the proven petroleum reserves.

14 Biofuels Industry Today…Tomorrow??? Range Fuels – Cellulosic alcohols, 10 M. gal/yr First United Ethanol – Corn ethanol, 100 M. gal/yr Windgap Farms, Ethanol, waste brewers yeast, 500 K gal/yr US Biofuels, Biodiesel from poultry fat, 10 M. gal/yr Bulldog Biofuels, Biodiesel from poultry fat, 10 M. gal/yr

15 Biomass Energy Facilities  12 biomass-to-electricity projects have been announced in Georgia  Total of 689 megawatts of renewable energy  $1.8 billion in investment  570 direct jobs 1,700 indirect jobs

16 Biomass Energy Facilities 4 Wood pellet/briquette mills – Operational 425,000 Green tons/year 5 Others announced

17 Solar Manufacturing  Suniva – High efficiency, low cost  Commercialized Georgia Tech R & D  Opening 2 nd and 3 rd production lines  Georgia Tech – University Center of Excellence in Photovoltaics (UCEP)

18 Emerging Industry Trends  Pellet production  Wood to electricity  Waste to energy  Next generation fuels  European Union interest  Executive Order “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance”

19 Emerging R & D Trends  UGA Energy Crops  GaTech Fiber Research, Nanotechnology, Solar

20 Source: Forisk Consulting, LLC State No. Projects Announced 100% Total Annual Demand from Bioenergy Projects by 2020, tons Currently Available Technology Screen, Annual tons Status Screen (1), Annual tons Current Annual Pulpwood and Direct Chip Demand (2), tons % Incremental Demand Compared to Current Demand (3) AL84,947,4601,947,460595,46022,319,4613% AR71,820, ,0008,599,96011% FL1810,574,1258,020,6254,370,6258,810,36450% GA3618,202,57815,200,5785,995,00024,910,96824% LA43,300, ,00013,202,5386% MS83,183,2391,026,000226,0009,756,7822% NC132,796,000 1,898,0006,516,91329% SC123,071,800 2,221,80011,754,29019% TN63,150,00070,000 N/A TX92,862,4402,825,0001,725,0008,828,16820% VA152,537,300 1,987,30010,595,31519% Total13656,444,94242,614,76320,829,185125,294,75917%

21 For More Information Contact: David Dunagan Renewable Energy Program Manager Jill Stuckey COI-Energy, Director


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