VONORE, Tenn. Oct. 17, 2014 — Sam Jackson, vice president of business development at Genera Energy Inc., a recognized leader in biomass feedstock supply innovation and supply chain advancements, will attend and present at the National Bioenergy Day event at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky next Wednesday, October 22.
“National Bioenergy Day is a great opportunity for the bioenergy industry to communicate exactly what bioenergy is and how it will benefit our communities’ futures to the general public,” said Jackson. “At Genera Energy, we grow sustainable biomass energy crops, which are turned into biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts. Being able to educate members of the community about the importance of those crops, is critical to continue to develop the industry. ”
Jackson will present on “How Biomass Works,” where he will discuss the development, processing, and benefits of biomass feedstocks.
Issues related to energy costs, security, and sustainability have many companies and consumers turning to efficient and environmentally friendly ways to produce fuel and biomass is one of the most popular choices. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration more than 25 percent of U.S.’s renewable energy consumption was derived from biomass sources in 2013, which is more than wind and solar combined. In addition to protecting the nation’s natural landscape by using dedicated energy crops, crop residues, and the byproducts of forest restoration projects, it is also regionally accessible, providing energy security locally and supporting local economic development.
“Biomass is the key to a safe, sustainable, and cost competitive energy future,” said Jackson. “Being able to demonstrate our work reinforces the idea that energy crops are an important part of our energy future.”
National Bioenergy Day unites organizations across the country, as they open their doors to demonstrate the benefits of bioenergy for local community members. There will be 45 events occurring simultaneously across the nation highlighting the benefits of bioenergy and how it will impact the respective communities.