Brooks Mendell - “Wood Bioenergy, Forest Supplies, and Timberland Ownership: What We Got Right (and Wrong)”
Brooks Mendell, coauthor of "Wood for Bioenergy" (2011) and founder of Forisk Consulting, will deliver a virtual talk “Wood Bioenergy, Forest Supplies, and Timberland Ownership: What We Got Right (and Wrong)” as part of the Forest History Society’s virtual lecture series. The talk will be at 2 PM EST on July 22, 2021, and will be streamed live on Zoom. The event is free but registration is required.
In this presentation, Dr. Mendell will revisit the historical context and assumptions associated with wood bioenergy projects and policies, forest supplies and timberland ownership in the United States over the past several decades. His analysis addresses our general ability in forestry to assess future conditions by comparing what we thought would happen in forest industry markets with respect to wood use for energy as compared to the current reality. In addition, he draws on examples for the evolution of forest supplies and timberland ownership in the U.S. over the past 50 years.
Dr. Mendell, president and CEO of Forisk, has three decades of consulting, operating, and research experience in the forest, wood bioenergy and timber industries. This includes roles in operations with Weyerhaeuser, in management consulting with Accenture, and as a faculty member in forestry and finance at the University of Georgia.
To purchase "Wood for Bioenergy" at half-price, go to https://foresthistory.org/shop/book-products/wood-bioenergy-forests-resource-biomass-biofuels/