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CSX summit shone spotlight on bioenergy market


CSX Corp. recently hosted 2011 Bioenergy Summit, a three-day conference in Amelia Island, Fla., that aimed to review the opportunities and challenges in the emerging bioenergy market and its role in generating renewable energy. The event focused on supply-chain challenges, energy portfolio transformation and regulatory updates.
“Our goal for the Bioenergy Summit was to stimulate a conversation among the leaders in the green energy sphere and prepare for the future,” said Kyle Hancock Jr., CSX’s vice president of sales and marketing, in a prepared statement. “We are committed to providing efficient, environmentally friendly transportation, and part of that dedication involves engaging our customers in dialogue about these key issues and working together to facilitate growth in the bioenergy market.”

CSX is part of a supply chain that transports pelletized wood from yellow pine trees — a renewable energy source — to East Coast ports for export to various European markets. The Class I also is involved in the transportation of biomass products — such as recovered wood and paper, food crop residues, and plant or animal waste — that are used for energy production.

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