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Agriculture Tifton Manufacturing Gainesville Life Sciences Augusta Aerospace Eastman Logistics Savannah Energy Atlanta
Our Mission Increase production and use of renewable energy and alternative fuels in Georgia
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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!
Not one market – but several each focused on a primary renewable energy source Solar Wind Geothermal Corn Ethanol Biomass
Georgia Forestry = Biomass Energy Forest Water Wetland Urban Agriculture
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
Giant Miscanthus Herbaceous, Deciduous, Perennial Herbaceous, Deciduous, Perennial Rhizomes rather than seed Rhizomes rather than seed 11 - 25 Dry tons/acre/year 11 - 25 Dry tons/acre/year 27 - 62 Dry tons/hectare/year 27 - 62 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
Research Emphasis Energy crops: Short rotation – grasses/woody Short rotation trees Algae oil Genomics/genetics Georgia Institute of Technology www.gatech.edu/ Institute of Paper Science &Technology http://ipst.gatech.edu/ University of Georgia http://uga.edu/ Herty Advanced Materials Development Center http://herty.com/
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.
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
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
Biomass Energy Facilities 4 Wood pellet/briquette mills – Operational 425,000 Green tons/year 5 Others announced
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)
Emerging Industry Trends Pellet production Wood to electricity Waste to energy Next generation fuels European Union interest Executive Order 13514 “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance”
Emerging R & D Trends UGA Energy Crops GaTech Fiber Research, Nanotechnology, Solar
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% AR71,820,000 940,0008,599,96011% FL1810,574,1258,020,6254,370,6258,810,36450% GA3618,202,57815,200,5785,995,00024,910,96824% LA43,300,000 800,00013,202,5386% 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%
For More Information Contact: David Dunagan Renewable Energy Program Manager 404-584-1105 email@example.com Jill Stuckey COI-Energy, Director 404-584-1041 firstname.lastname@example.org
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