Public Invited to Panel Discussion on Poultry Litter to Energy

From: Public Affairs

A discussion about the search for a practical solution for using poultry litter as an energy source will be held from 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Memorial Hall auditorium at James Madison University.

The event, Poultry Litter-to-Energy, is hosted by the Valley 25x’25 project, an organization whose goal is to have the Shenandoah Valley generate 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2025.

Ernie Shea of the 25x’25 National Alliance will give the keynote address. The discussion will also feature a panel of current technology providers, as well as a panel with various stakeholders from the area.

The panelists will be Hobey Bauhan from Virginia Poultry Federation; Richard La Couture from Morgan State University’s Estuarine Center; Jim Shaberl from the Shenandoah National Park; Kristen Hughes from Sustainable Chesapeake; Kevin Comer from Antares Group, Inc.; Laura Ingram from Fibrowatt, Inc.; Scott Laskowski from Bio-Burner, Inc.; John Logan from Eagle Green Energy, Inc.; and Andre Dight from BHSL.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a moderator to facilitate the discussion. Panelists will also answer questions from the audience. A reception will be held afterward to encourage informal discussions on the topic.

Registration is required to participate in this event. To register, go to valley25x25.eventbrite.ca/.

For more information about the Valley 25x’25 project, go to www.jmu.edu/news/2011Valley25x25.shtml.