CORVALLIS, Ore. - The 2013 Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will begin Feb. 28 and continue through May with the theme "Forest Biomass: Energy and Beyond."
Leading experts will examine the changing use of forest biomass to produce energy, fuels and chemicals, while considering technical, economic, environmental implications, wildlife, soils and other issues. The lecture series will conclude with a field trip in Benton and Lane County.
All of the events are free and open to the public, and all lectures will be on a Thursday afternoon from 3:30-5 p.m. in Richardson Hall Room 107.
A capstone field trip titled "A Tour of Forest Biomass - from the Ground Up!" will be held May 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature visits to forest biomass production sites and energy facilities, and a discussion of on-the-ground and facility supply and processing considerations, including technical, environmental and economic. Advance registration for the field trip, and more information about all of the lectures, is available online at http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/
The speakers and their topics include:
The Starker Lecture Series is sponsored by the Starker family in honor of T.J. and Bruce Starker, and is supported by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and the OSU College of Forestry.
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Julie Howard, 541-737-1591