Biopower Tool Webinar
From Open Energy Information
- Wednesday, December 1, 2010
- 12-1 p.m. Golden, CO
- 2-3 p.m., Washington, D.C.
- 4-5 p.m., Santiago, Chile
Note: An RSVP is required to ensure that we have enough phone lines and/or seats. The speaker will present from the Golden, Colorado, office. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the DOE/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE), and the Chilean Renewable Energy Center will present a webinar on the Geospatial Toolkit for Latin American countries. The Bio-power Tool is an interactive geospatial application allowing users to view biomass resources, infrastructure, and other relevant information, as well as query the data and conduct initial screening analyses. Users can select a location on the map, quantify the biomass resources available within a user-defined radius, and then estimate the total thermal energy or power that could be generated by recovering a portion of that biomass. While the tool is useful in refining the prospecting process of site identification, it should not replace the need for an on-site biomass resource evaluation.
Anelia Milbrandt is a Senior Energy Resources Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, specializing in biomass resource assessments nationally and internationally. Recent research includes an assessment of the biomass resources in Liberia and Afghanistan, analysis of biomass resource potential on marginal lands in the 21 APEC economies, and an analysis of the resource availability in India to support algae production for biofuels. Additionally, Ms. Milbrandt leads the biofuels activities under the US-India Energy Dialogue and the biomass collaboration activities in the Asia-Pacific region for the DOE’s Office of Biomass Program. Her primary research interests are in the following areas:
- Sustainable biomass resource development
- Bioenergy programs in developing countries
- Global natural resources dynamics
Ms. Milbrandt holds a MS degree in Geography with a focus on natural resources from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Scott Haase is a Senior Engineer with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He has over 18 years experience working with renewable energy technologies including biomass, waste to energy, biofuels, solar, wind, geothermal and hydro. His areas of expertise include resource assessment, on the ground engineering and economic feasibility assessments, environmental and regulatory analysis, analysis of thermal conversion systems, and project development and deployment through various public/private partnerships and financing mechanisms. Mr. Haase is presently working to provide technical support and analysis to several of NREL’s renewable energy projects in the Pacific Territories and U.S. Virgin Islands.