Pacific Region Bioenergy Partnership

Contacts

Pacific Region Bioenergy Partnership Team Leader

Dave Sjoding, Leader, Pacific Region Bioenergy Partnership
Washington State University Energy Program
905 Plum Street S.E., Bldg 3
P.O. Box 43165
Olympia, WA 98504-3165
Phone: 360.956.2004
E-mail: sjodingd@energy.wsu.edu

U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass Program develops technology for conversion of biomass (plant-derived material) to valuable fuels, chemicals, materials and power, so as to reduce dependence on foreign oil and foster growth of biorefineries. Biomass is one of our most important energy resources. For additional information and contacts see http://www1.eere.energy.gov/biomass/about.html.

Alaska

The Biomass Energy Program is part of the Alaska Energy Authority. AEA works in cooperation with 118 independent utilities and encompasses an enormous range of geographic and economic diversity. Alaska biomass fuels include wood, sawmill wastes, fish byproducts, and municipal waste. The state’s groundfish processors produce 8 million gallons of fish oil per year, a potential feedstock for power generation. Currently, AEA is working with the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Arctic Energy Technology Development Laboratory and others to test fish oil blends in diesel generators common throughout the state. The work builds on the success of state-assisted trials at UniSea Inc.’s plant in Unalaska. The contact person is:

Peter Crimp, Deputy Director
Alaska Energy Authority
813 West Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907.269.4631
E-mail: pcrimp@aidea.org
Devany Plentovich, Biomass Energy and CHP Program Manager
Alaska Energy Authority
813 West Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907.771.3068
E-mail: dplentovich@aidea.org

Hawaii

The Hawaii Biomass Energy Program is part of the Hawaii State Energy Office in the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. The State of Hawaii encourages development of renewable sources of energy, including biomass. The contact person is:

Maria L. Tome, P.E., Renewable and Transportation Energy  Program Manager
Hawaii State Energy Office, Strategic Industries Division
235 S. Beretania St., Room 505
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.587.3809
E-mail: mtome@dbedt.hawaii.gov

Idaho

The Idaho Bioenergy Program is part of the Office of Energy Resources. Biomass has supplied approximately nine percent of the total energy used in Idaho in recent years and there is enough biomass waste (forest and logging residue, municipal solid waste, agricultural residues, animal waste, agricultural processing residue) to supply all the energy Idaho uses. The use of bioenergy can help reduce environmental problems, improve local economies and reduce imports of other energy resources. The Idaho Bioenergy Program's purpose is to help Idaho’s people and companies take advantage of and make better use of their locally grown, renewable biomass energy resources. It does this by providing technical assistance, offering educational workshops and sharing costs for demonstration projects. The contact person is:

Sue Seifert, Program Services Manager
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
304 No. 8th St., Suite 250
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0199
Phone: 208. 332.1662
E-mail: sue.seifert@oer.idaho.gov
Matt Wiggs, Industrial Energy Specialist
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
304 N. 8th St., Ste.250
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID  83720-0199
Phone: 208.332.1676
E-mail: matt.wiggs@oer.idaho.gov

Montana

The Montana Bioenergy Program is part of the Planning, Prevention and Assistance Division of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. The Montana Bioenergy Program focuses on petroleum substitutes as transportation fuels. The contact person is:

Brian Spangler, Manager
Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality
PO Box 200901
1520 East Sixth Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: 406.444.6459
E-mail: bspangler@mt.gov
Howard Haines, Energy Engineer, Planning and Renewable Energy Section
Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality
PO Box 200901
1520 East Sixth Ave
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: 406.444.6478
E-mail: hhaines@mt.gov

Oregon

The Oregon Biomass Energy Program is part of the Energy Resources Division of the Oregon Department of Energy. The program promotes cost-effective use of locally available biomass energy resources. Oregon program activities reflect the types of biomass resources available in the state. The contact person is:

Matt Krumenauer, Sr. Policy Analyst
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-3742
Phone: 503.378-6043
E-mail: Matt.Krumenauer@state.or.us
Rick Wallace, Sr. Energy Analyst
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-3737
Phone: 503.378.3265
E-mail: Rick.Wallace@state.or.us

Washington

The Washington Bioenergy Program is part of the Washington State University (WSU) Energy Program. Washington has a multi-agency website called BioEnergy Washington. The Bioenergy Program supports the development of biofuels, biopower and bioproducts, which offset petroleum use. We assess sources of plant and animal bio-matter to determine how much is available, how it can be converted to fuel, and at what price. Our alternative fuels expert works closely with the biofuels industry and state and local governments to promote the use and production of biodiesel and ethanol fuels in Washington State. Please see our flyer for more information.

The Energy Library maintains an excellent collection of bioenergy reports, publications and periodicals. Key WSU partners include the Climate Friendly Farm Initiative (anaerobic digestion, biofuels and climate change mitigation) of the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources; the Department of Biological Systems Engineering (bioproducts and anaerobic digestion); and the Agri-Environmental and Bioproducts Research Group (anaerobic digestion and bioproducts). Contact persons are:

Dave Sjoding, Renewable Resources Specialist
Washington State University Energy Program
905 Plum Street S.E., Bldg 3
Olympia, WA 98504-3165
Phone: 360.956.2004
E-mail: sjodingd@energy.wsu.edu
Jim Jensen, Sr. Bioenergy and Alternative Fuels Specialist
Washington State University Energy Program
905 Plum Street S.E., Bldg 3
Olympia, WA 98504-3165
Phone: 360.956.2083
E-mail: jensenj@energy.wsu.edu