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2013 sponsors include (L to R) Robert Yourish of Sunshine Propane, Larry Crockett of the Port of Port Townsend, Andy Cochrane of Power Trip Energy Corp., and Leticia Huber of Huber's Inn. Not pictured: Alaska Power & Telephone Co, Frederickrson Electric

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Local Energy Storage By Producing Biofuels and Biochar with Pyrolysis

John Miedema, Pacific Northwest Biochar Initiative and Biological Carbon, LLC

John will explain the thermochemical decomposition of biomaterials under conditions of high heat in a low/no oxygen enclosure and will discuss how new pyrolytic techniques can be used here in Jefferson County (i) to produce biochar for farms and gardens, (ii) to store excess electric energy in biofuels, (iii) to reduce biomaterials and plastics in the county waste stream, and (iv) to sequester local carbon emissions.
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Committing to Local Solar Energy Collection on Farmland
Key Speakers: John Hastings, Island Community Solar, Whidbey Island and James M. Patton, Port of Coupeville, Whidbey Island

Together they will explain how they have successfully financed and installed photo-voltaic arrays that are now collecting a portion of the solar energy that arrives on one acre of farmland owned by the Port of Coupeville.
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Brad Beauchamp, Regional Manager for ROUSH CleanTech of Livonia, Michigan

Brad explains the use of propane autogas as a local transportation option and discuss successful ROUSH propane autogas systems already delivered throughout the U.S. in cooperation with local Ford dealerships such as Legacy Ford of Washington State.
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Barney Burke, Jefferson County Public Utility District 1 (PUD)
Doug Gantenbein, Puget Sound Energy (PSE)

Launching Jefferson County's New Public Power Utility

PUD and PSE personnel have been working very closely together to assure a smooth transition of electrical service on April 1st. Mr. Burke will present the PUD activity to date and what actions are coming prior to and after April 1st; Mr. Gantenbein will present related PSE activity
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