Wood Energy Community of Practice

Wood Energy May 19, 2010 Print Friendly and PDF

The Wood Energy eXtension CoP consists of extension educators, faculty members, researchers, private industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations interested in the use of forest biomass for bioenergy. The Wood Energy CoP brings together forestry professionals, engineering professionals, rural economic development practitioners, conservation groups, and renewable energy groups in an effort to deliver science-based peer-reviewed extension education materials related to the subject of forest-based bioenergy.

Our mission is to:

  • assess the current state of the industry;
  • assist with the complex dissemination of forest-based bioenergy and bio-products information;
  • create and maintain the primary system that will continuously track new advancements and information;
  • support the needs of individual producers and users as well as local, state, regional and national resource planning professionals; and
  • continuously improve the CoP.

For more information regarding the Wood Energy eXtension Community of Practice please contact:

Ben Jackson 706-542-9051 or Eric Taylor 903-834-6191

Meet our team:

  • Ben Jackson, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA
  • Eric Taylor, Texas AgriLife Extension Service
  • Sarah Ashton, Southern Regional Extension Forestry
  • Tammy Cushing, Clemson University
  • Hank Stelzer, University of Missouri
  • Neil Ward, Forest Resources Association
  • John Shelley, University of California
  • Mark Knaebe, U.S. Forest Service
  • Karen Potter-Witter, Michigan State University
  • Diomy Zamora, University of Minnesota
  • Bill Hubbard, Southern Regional Extension Forestry
  • Charlie Blinn, University of Minnesota
  • Terry Connors, University of Kentucky
  • Johnathan Kays, University of Maryland
  • Tom DeGomez, University of Arizona
  • Maria Bowie, University of Georgia

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.