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Biomass awards center discussion on new messaging, markets

By Ron Kotrba
Biomass Magazine
February 4, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

The 13th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo … kicked off with two important awards presentations. …Bruce Lisle, CEO of Energex Corp., received the Excellence in Bioenergy Award for his 30 years of market and industry development in the wood pellet sector….Lisle took the audience through a brief history of the dawn of the U.S. wood pellet market from the early to mid-1990s. “We as an industry bound together, and it worked because we worked collectively,” Lisle said, adding that he has a new charge for the biomass industry to take on. “We are under attack, and there’s nothing we’ve done about it yet,” said Lisle, explaining that the biomass industry has not effectively fought the unmerited attacks misguided “environmentalists.” …The biomass industries “need to get it together,” Lisle said, in order to cohesively relay messages such as, despite growth in our industries, “there are more forests now than there were in 1900.”  

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