The BioPro Advisory Board is a unique combination of thought leaders and experts in biomass utilization who are dedicated to understanding how biomass resources can be used effectively to create new revenue streams and develop more sustainable ways of doing business.

The Advisory Board is working to identify case studies, expert panels and technology sessions that focus on realistic options for rapid deployment of bioenergy technologies. The Advisory Board has been meeting over the last several months, working to development the BioPro technical program.

TAPPI thanks the following members of the BioPro Advisory Board for their time and support:



Lori Sheremeta
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures
Edmonton, Alberta CANADA

Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures helps technical industries find solutions to their problems, develop products and move technologies from the lab to the marketplace. Alberta Innovates is setting the stage for a stronger next generation economy, built on a foundation of work that originates in Alberta and benefits the globe.

Theodora Retsina, President
American Process Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia USA
American Process Inc has become the premier consulting firm for the application of thermal Pinch technology, the ultimate methodology to identify energy savings. American Process Inc is prominent in the cellulosic biorefinery field. Our proprietary process co-produces chemical feedstock for ethanol or chemicals and cellulose for pulp and paper. To support our mission for reducing energy and operating costs, we have developed a suite of proprietary software products, including closed loop optimization, energy monitoring, process simulation, and benchmarking, to further help our clients realize and maintain these reductions.

Charles Scurry
Georgia Power Company
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

Steve Dowe
Jacobs Engineering Group
Greenville, South Carolina USA

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. Jacobs offers full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering and construction, and operations and maintenance.

Mark Davis
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, Colorado USA

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D). NREL's mission and strategy are focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy's and the nation's energy goals. The laboratory's scientists and researchers support critical market objectives to accelerate research from scientific innovations to market-viable alternative energy solutions.

Erika Myers,
Tom French

South Carolina Biomass Council
Columbia, SC USA

The SC Biomass Council serves as a resource for the general public and decision-makers about the environmental and economic benefits of biomass energy. Through solid policy development, South Carolina can be energy independent and generate a reliable, affordable, and green source of power cleanly and efficiently.

Charity Pennock
Southeast Agriculture & Forestry Resources Alliance
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA

SAFER is a regional alliance focused on positioning the South as the national leader in renewable energy production. SAFER works toward this vision by providing strategic leadership to the agricultural and forestry sectors in advancing renewable energy initiatives. These initiatives focus on better policy, targeted research, efficient commercialization, and outreach and education.

Bruce Arnold
25 x 25
Luthersville, Maryland USA

"25x'25" is a rallying cry for renewable energy and a goal for America – to get 25 percent of our energy from renewable resources like wind, solar, and biofuels by the year 2025. Increasing America's renewable energy use will: bring new technologies to market and save consumers money, reduce our dependence on oil from the Middle East, create good new jobs in rural America, and clean up the air and help reduce urban smog and greenhouse gas emissions.

Jeff Lindsay
Neenah, Wisconsin USA

Innovationedge is a global strategic innovation consultancy based in Wisconsin. The team’s fearless champions of innovation break barriers to help executives define their strategy, develop capabilities, design a winning organizational structure and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline of sustainable solutions and new-to-the-world innovations. Innovationedge also gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business propositions and creating strategic corporate partnerships that deliver commercial success.

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