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AEA's Bioenergy Knowledge Leader Pat Howes has been invited to present at the 3rd Annual Forestry, Biomass & Sustainability conference, taking place in London on 3 and 4 May, 2012.
Forestry investments are attracting growing interest as the traditional attractions of timberland as an asset class are boosted by new revenue sources. These include soaring biomass demand and emerging markets for carbon credits and ecosystem services. In response, many new forest funds are emerging, global public-private partnerships are increasing, and power companies are increasingly competing with the pulp & paper sector.
The 3rd Annual Forestry, Biomass & Sustainability conference is being organised by Environmental Finance and will provide a full update on the latest developments and to identify new investment opportunities and risks in these expanding markets.
Pat Howes has worked in the bioenergy area for 25 years, on all aspects of bioenergy including waste to energy, biofuels and biomass heat and power. Over the past decade her work has focused on the use of biomass resources, assisting many private sector companies in outlining their business plans in this area; and providing technical support and assistance to Government departments and the Environment Agency on issues such biomass supply and use, sustainability and costs.
She has also worked on a number of international projects, including EC networks and is currently one of the IEA Bioenergy Task Leaders. In 2008 she led the technical input into the Gallagher review on the indirect impacts of biofuels. More recently, in 2010 she managed work for DECC on UK and global biomass resources and prices. This work has provided her with an understanding of the issues relating to the supply of biomass in the UK and internationally, the factors that constrain availability and how these might be overcome. Pat currently advises Government and UK industry on biomass supply and related legislative and policy issues.
Pat joins an expert panel of top-level speakers from industry and government and will be taking part in a special discussion on day two of the conference entitled: Mapping the biomass market and current supply-demand dynamics.
For further information, please visit the conference website here.