Southeast US wood pellet workshop

01 May, 2019 - 03 May, 2019
Location: Athens, Georgia, United States
Contact: Tat Smith / Puneet Dwivedi
Email: Send email
Task 43RegularIEA Bioenergy

WORKSHOP TITLE: Adequacy of spatial databases for conducting Risk Assessments of sustainable wood sourcing practices of the U.S. industrial wood pellet industry supplying European energy demand

Join us for an informed and thoughtful dialogue on woody biomass sustainability documentation. Our focus will be on risk-based assessments and the potential to develop regional data and tools, using new technologies to verify compliance with sustainability requirements of international regulations and standards, as well as their potential role in corporate sustainability policies. In addition, the implications for landowners and large-scale energy generators of using this landscape-level approach, as a complement to forest-level certification, will be discussed.

Hosted by:

  • Puneet Dwivedi, Ph.D. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources University of Georgia
  • Tat Smith, Ph.D. Department of Geography and Planning University of Toronto
  • Inge Stupak, Ph.D. Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management University of Copenhagen
  • Brian Kittler, Pinchot Institute for Conservation

Funding support from International Energy Agency (IEA) – Bioenergy

Organizational support from Wood & Company Consulting 

Event Date:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Friday, May 3, 2019


Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel; 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602, United States



  • Early-bird registration until April 5: Full conference fee $320. First two days of the workshop $250/person, third day add-on price of $70/person.
  • Registration April 6-April 23 (deadline): Full conference fee $400. First two days of the workshop $300/person, third day add-on price of $100/person.

Who should attend:

  • Auditors
  • Certification Bodies
  • Consulting foresters
  • Pellet producers
  • Public agency foresters and representatives
  • Sustainability experts
  • Trade and export representatives
  • Energy applications/Utilities
  • Anyone interested in exploring data tools and risk assessments

More information:

Puneet Dwivedi, Ph.D., Associate Professor – Sustainability Sciences

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia

Phone: 706-542-2406 | Email: