Levy to provide industry with biomass for bioenergy logistics & technology insights
December 5, 2014 (Hermiston, OR) – Agriculture is the largest untapped source of sustainable, renewable bioenergy and bio-‐based chemicals and plastics. Hermiston, Oregon-‐based Pacific Ag is the largest and most experienced player in the industry, and CEO Bill Levy will be a featured speaker on the panel, “Feedstocks: A Global Comparison,” taking place Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 8:00 am PT during the BIO Pacific Rim Summit.
“There are many concerns surrounding the economic feasibility of harvesting biomass for food and fuel. The biggest hurdle of biomass conversion is price and volume predictability,” previews Levy of his panel remarks. “What Pacific Ag offers is a sustainable supply at a consistent price necessary for industrial uses of biomass.”
Pacific Ag is leading the biomass harvesting revolution and has been expertly handling biomass logistics for more than 16 years – longer than any other U.S. company. Today, Pacific Ag is the exclusive biomass harvesting and logistics company for Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol plant located in Hugoton, Kansas and is also working with DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol facility expected to go online in early 2015.
“The U.S. Department of Energy’s Billion Ton Study Update finds there are at least 1.1 billion dry tons of ag biomass that could be sustainably and feasibly available for conversion by 2030,” explains Levy. “Our company is able to offer today, what no other biomass country in the America is able: large-scale, long-term feedstock solutions to biomass consumers. Pacific Ag is forging a path to meet these demands in a way that is economical, efficient and sustainable.”
The panel is being moderated by Susan Jenkins, Managing Director for Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) and Levy will be joined by Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Deputy Secretary General with Thailand Investment Board and Timothy Volk, Senior Research Associate with SUNY College of Environmental Science ad Forestry.
Click here for more information about the BIO Pacific Rim Summit and the “Feedstocks: A Global Comparison”.
Founded in 1998, Pacific Ag serves the hay and crop residue harvest needs for 100’s of growers in multiple regions of US. Matching grower needs to responsive harvest capabilities, Pacific Ag builds and operates sustainable supply chains to meet the demand for two growing global markets: the creation of bioenergy, cellulosic biofuels, bio-‐based chemicals and other bio-‐based products and the supply of forage crops for animal protein markets. Helping to unlock value with growers and providing a stable, predictable market demand has created long term supply relationships. Pacific Ag is the industry leader in large-‐scale agricultural feedstock supply chain development and operation. For more information, visit www.pacificag.com.