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Jill P. Stuckey, Director Center of Innovation - Energy
Manufacturing Gainesville Energy Atlanta Life Sciences Augusta Aerospace Eastman Logistics Savannah Agriculture Tifton
Drivers • • Economy – Forest Industries/Balance of Trade Mandates Energy Security – Supply disruptions, Middle East Environment The United States, with 5% of the worlds population, consumes roughly 25% of total energy production, yet only holds 2% of the proven petroleum reserves.
One Stop Shop § Provides forum for new and expanding businesses § Venue to explain state & federal policies and procedures § Expedites permitting process § Matchmaking to form successful collaborations § Partnering with universities to commercialize research
One Stop Shop § § § Energy Center of Innovation Agriculture Center of Innovation Governor’s Office Lieutenant Governor’s Office GA Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA) GA Department of Agriculture GA Department of Natural Resources GA Department of Revenue U. S. Environmental Protection Agency GA Department of Community Affairs GA Department of Economic Development § § § GA EPD Small Business Environmental Assistance Program GA EPD Air Protection Branch GA Forestry Commission Herty Advanced Materials Development Center State Fire Marshall U. S. Department of Agriculture University of Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Railroad Association University of GA Small Business Development Center … and more!
Solar Geothermal Wind Not one market – but several each focused on a primary renewable energy source Corn Ethanol Biomass
10, 000 9, 000 8, 000 7, 000 6, 000 5, 000 4, 000 3, 000 Wetland Urban Georgia Forestry = Biomass Energy 1, 000 0 re g G on eo Al rgia ab a M ma o M nta n is si a ss C ipp al ifo i M rnia i W chig as a hi n ng A t N rka on or n th as C as ar ol in a Water 2, 000 O Agriculture Hectares Forest
Growth and Removals of Merchantable Trees 80 60 38 % 50 32% 40 30 Growth 20 ta oo w Ha r d ha rd To ds oo dw ar th So f Ot he rs of tw Pi oo ne ds s 0 Removals l 42% 73% 10 ds Million Green Tons 70 Between 1998 and 2008 the growth of growing stock on timberland in the state has exceeded removals by an average of 38. 5% annually or 546, 086, 970 cubic feet per year
Forest Inventory 1, 400 1, 200 Million Green Tons 1, 000 800 600 400 200 0 Inventory Growth Removals
Forest Inventory RWE
Giant Miscanthus • Herbaceous, Deciduous, Perennial • Rhizomes rather than seed • 11 - 25 Dry tons/acre/year • 27 - 62 Dry tons/hectare/year • Height up to 15 feet • Stems are erect, similar to thin bamboo • Low environmental inputs • Alternative non-food use for marginal Land • Drought tolerant, crowds out weeds • Carbon neutral • Nutrients returned to the soil each year
Biomass Energy Facilities § 12 biomass-to-electricity projects have been announced in Georgia § Total of 689 megawatts of renewable energy § $1. 8 billion in investment § 570 direct jobs 1, 700 indirect jobs
Biomass Energy Facilities • 4 Wood pellet/briquette mills – Operational • 425, 000 Green tons/year • 5 Others announced
Biomass is a vital part of America’s clean energy future as we work to decrease our dependence on foreign oil. Biomass projects will help grow regional economics, create new jobs, improve, and protect our environment. We will need architects and engineers to design these plants, skilled labors to build them and trained technicians to operate them. – Tom Vilsack, June 22, 2011
Biofuels Industry Today…Tomorrow? • KIOR – Biomass to Crude Oil • First United Ethanol – Corn ethanol, 100 M. gal/yr • Windgap Farms, Ethanol, waste brewers yeast, 500 K gal/yr • US Biofuels, Biodiesel from poultry fat, 10 M. gal/yr • Bulldog Biofuels, Biodiesel from poultry fat, 10 M. gal/yr
Emerging Industry Trends § Pellet production § European Union interest § Wood to electricity § Executive Order 13514 “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance” § Waste to energy § Next generation fuels
Emerging R & D Trends § UGA Energy Crops § Ga. Tech Fiber Research, Nanotechnology, Solar
Announced Bioenergy Projects by State Projects GA 37 CA 34 FL, OR, PA 18 ME, MI, VA, WI 17 NY 16 Source: Forisk Consulting, LLC
Bio based fuels could change the face of rural Georgia The State has sufficient biomass to support the development of over 40 major biomass investments of greater than $100 Million each.
GREEN= GREEN JOBS
For More Information Contact: Jill Stuckey COI-Energy, Director 404 -584 -1041 [email protected] gov