This webinar will provide an overview of an exciting new platform recently launched by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, in partnership with the state logging associations in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Timberhauling.com is designed to provide national buying power to the small independent trucking and hauling businesses serving the forest products industry. Project goals include providing significant cost savings on goods and services as well as improving the overall operational efficiency for this critical sector of the supply chain. Enrollment is open for contractors in VA, NC, and SC during the pilot program phase; however, there is optimism that a national scale platform will result upon successful completion of the initial project serving the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Webinar presenters include Pete Madden, President and CEO of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, and Ewell Smith, Executive Director of the Carolina Loggers Association. The webinar will last one hour and include time for questions from participants.
This webinar is eligible for one Category 1 SAF CFE credit.
The wood using industries that receive logs, chips, sawmill residuals, sawdust, micro-chips, and other forest products have dramatically changed in composition in the past 20 years. A pre-2000's era dominated by sawmills and pulp mills as the primary wood users, today includes wood pellet plants of several types and sizes producing a bio-fuel for export, biomass power plants, biomass conversion to produce liquid fuels, and other more exotic methods. What do you need to know about wood, bark and biomass that will help you deliver exactly what these processes need? How can knowing about wood help you to win contracts with demanding buyers?
This webinar is a brief introduction to wood technology at a very basic level that will discuss wood and wood products as feedstocks for pulping but also for pelleting, chemical conversion for fuels, and combustion for electrical power generation.
Webinar presenters include Desmond Smith, Dr Chips Consulting LLC, and Bill Fuller, FRM Consulting. The webinar will last one hour and include time for questions from participants.
FRA is applying for SAF CFE credits for this webinar.