Eric Kingsley

Eric Kingsley serves as vice-president of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC (INRS), a natural resource industries consulting firm with offices in New Hampshire and Maine.

Since joining INRS in 2000, he has worked with a number of parties on the development of new biomass energy facilities around the country, including a key role in the development of New England’s only new biomass power plant. Eric has extensive experience with wood supply and economics for biomass use in electric, thermal and liquid fuel projects.

Eric has recently worked with developers of biomass energy projects in Virginia, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Missouri, Georgia and California. Eric has recently developed a unique tool for owners and investors of large-scale biomass facilities to manage fuel cost risk – potentially removing one of the largest barriers to large-scale industry growth.

Eric serves on the Board of directors for several non-profits, including:

– Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC), an organization that assists communities, colleges and universities, state and local governments, businesses, utilities, schools, and others in making the most of their local energy resources. http://www.biomasscenter.org/
– CEI Capital Management Ltd., one of the nation’s largest New Market Tax Credit organizations, bringing capital investment to low-income and disadvantaged communities. www.ceimaine.org
– Carbon Tree LLC, a partnership of the Empire State Forest Products Association and the American Forest Foundation that aggregates and trades sequestered carbon credits from managed forest lands. www.carbontree.org

Eric has a Master’s Degree in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire, and served for five years as executive director of the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association, a trade association representing all sectors of that state’s forest industry.

You can follow Eric on twitter @wood2energy

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