Green Innovations Symposium April 29 – May 1, 2014.
Established in 2008, EMBI helps strengthen UW-Green Bay's leadership position in the promotion of environmental awareness and eco-friendly initiatives. The annual Green Innovations conference, part of its primary mission, features international experts and local panelists who provide insight on topics including innovation in biomass conversion, energy-saving devices, renewable energy sources, waste and water reduction and green business practices. Each year, green thinking and greener technologies are showcased in a variety of ways, including pre-conference tours, keynote presentations, breakout sessions, exhibitions and networking.
This year's EMBI Green Innovations Symposium, entitled "Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass" is hosted and brought to the region in collaboration with, the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, and the University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute. The symposium will focus on the emphasis and expansion of the use of biomass to produce low-cost, reliable heat for Midwest businesses, families and schools and is especially timely given this year's high cost of propane. Midwestern biomass chips, pellets and residues all provide cost-effective, renewable and dependable heat while creating a positive economic impact and sustaining jobs in rural areas – the same rural areas affected by high-cost propane.
In a departure from past Green Innovation Symposia, EMBI will be moving this year's event off campus. Green Innovations 2014 will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center across from the Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Conference and Expo Highlights:
- Pre-conference Tour of Biomass Heating Facilities (April 29)
- Keynote Presentations focused on a expanding biomass thermal
- Biomass Heating Expo (indoor and outdoor booths)
- Breakout Sessions
- Real Project Presentations