SAVE THE DATE – 2018 COFE Annual Meeting

July 15-18, 2018  — Williamsburg, Virginia

Revolutionary Traditions, Innovative Industries

Hosted by Virginia Tech, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation. Forest Operations and Business Research Cooperative

and Signature Sponsor Enviva Biomass as host of field trip and sponsor of themed tavern dinner  

Conference Website:


Colonial Williamsburg

Easy access with 3 Major Airports close by:

  • Richmond (RIC)
  • Norfolk (ORF)
  • Williamsburg/Newport News (PHF)

Proposed Schedule

Sunday, July 15:  Registration and Evening Icebreaker Reception
Monday, July 16:  General Session, Concurrent Technical Sessions
Tuesday, July 17: Field Trip to Coastal Virginia Forest Operations, Pellet Mill, & Export Facility Tour
Wednesday, July 18: Concurrent Technical Sessions

Program Topics

  • Biomass/Bioenergy
  • Global Industry Structure
  • Machine Technologies
  • Harvesting Sustainability
  • Transportation and Supply Chain Efficiency
  • Value Recovery
  • Reduced Site Impacts
  • Logging Workforce
  • Miscellaneous

Important Dates

Submit Abstracts* for Papers & Posters March 1, 2018
Notification of Acceptance March 15, 2018
Papers Due for Proceedings June 1, 2018
*Both peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed paper submissions will be considered. Accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Forest Engineering


Chad Bolding,
Scott Barrett,
Andrew Vinson,

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