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  1. 1. Introduction to The Parton Group, Inc. Biomass Practice The Parton Group, Inc.
  2. 2. Our Mission To help our clients make wise investment decisions based upon informed analysis and input from industry experts. The Parton Group, Inc.
  3. 3. Our Clients and Practice  Energy Companies (Regulated, non-regulated IPPs, Developers) • Bio-mass availability and cost studies • Site location identification  Financial Institutions • Biomass and pulp and paper due diligence project support • Product market studies • Corporate assessments and EBIDTA modeling • Asset and business valuations  Forest Products Companies • EPA Superfund mediation technical support • Business optimization  Established 2001  Our clients come first - again and again • Over 50% of our business is repeat business from existing clients The Parton Group, Inc.
  4. 4. Our Practice The Parton Group provides informed opinions about forest product matters to financial institutions, pulp and paper companies and energy companies. Associates are located in the US, Canada and Sweden. The company provides services to financial institutions, project developers and energy companies. Geographical reach of our assignments include the US, Canada, Europe and pan-Asia. Scopes of services include: – Biomass fuel availability and cost studies – Due diligence support – Corporate assessments and valuations – Market studies – Asset sales – Finance sourcing – Plant viability studies – Environmental mediation technical support The Parton Group, Inc.
  5. 5. Our Associates Our forest products associates each have over 30 years of broad experience in the sector. Geographic coverage: • Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia South Carolina, North Carolina, Connecticut • Stockholm The Parton Group, Inc.
  6. 6. Objectives of Bio-mass Studies  To assure the project developer and financier that sufficient quantities of suitable materials are available long-term and at a price that the project can justify.  Availability • Quantities of suitable materials • Assess industry trends which may impact availability • Assess competition and alternate uses for the materials  Cost • Determine the current market price (range) for the products • Assess transportation cost from specific sources to determine lowest delivered material cost mix The Parton Group, Inc.
  7. 7. Bio-mass Assessment 3-Step Methodology  Research • Desk-top research to identify potential fuel types, quantities and sources of materials  Survey • Phone survey of all potential sources with the area  Validation • Based on the findings of the survey phase field validation visits are made to most likely material sources to verify quantities, qualities and if possible current customers and pricing. The Parton Group, Inc.
  8. 8. Recent Bio-mass Projects  3-100 Mw bio-energy site selection support  2 Export wood pellet projects development  Residue fuels study utility company power plant  Feedstock analysis for lending institution for bio-mass pellet manufacturing  Secondary residue study for tax-exempt qualified fuels  Site selection support for southeast US energy plant The Parton Group, Inc.
  9. 9. Associates The Parton Group, Inc.
  10. 10. Stan Parton • Stan is President of The Parton Group, Inc. a global strategic service provided for the Forest Products sector. From a family of foresters and saw millers Stan has spent his life in forest products. He received a BS in Pulp and Paper Science and Technology (a specialized Chemical Engineering program for the pulp and paper industry) from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in 1971. • His career in the industry has included: – 5 years in consulting engineering designing pulp and paper facilities – 23 years in advanced technology supply to the industry • 9 years with a North American technology supplier • 14 years as VP North America for two major Scandinavian technology suppliers being responsible for technology, sales, and project execution – 9 years strategic services • He has traveled extensively in the industry having personally visited many of the pulp and paper operations in North America and Scandinavia. The Parton Group, Inc.
  11. 11. Dr. Tom Adams • Tom is an associate specializing in biological and thermal processes for converting biomass to bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts. Tom received a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1974 from the University of Kentucky and a MS and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering respectively in 1994 and 2000 from the University of Georgia. • His career in industry has included: – 8 years as a consulting engineer for water and wastewater projects – 10 years as an engineer and executive in the petrochemical services industry – 14 years as a research engineer and director of engineering outreach services for the University of Georgia serving the Georgia traditional industries (food processing, forest products, carpet and textiles and renewable energy industries) • Tom initiated the bioenergy and biorefinery programs for the University of Georgia. In addition to assisting industries in developing bioenergy and biofuels, he helped develop the state energy policy for Georgia, the sustainable energy management plan for the University of Georgia and the University System of Georgia. The Parton Group, Inc.
  12. 12. Earl Smith Earl has over 40 years in forest products with emphasis on wood procurement and management. He graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1965 with a BS degree in Forestry. In his career he has served as: •1965-1969 St. Regis Paper Company, Jacksonville, Florida Wood procurement •1969-2006 Gilman Paper Company, St. Mary’s, Georgia and Yulee, Florida – Area Forester responsible for wood procurement – Manager Wood Procurement responsible for all wood procurement for paper mill and sawmill operations purchasing 4.5 million tons/year of wood – Woodlands Manager responsibility for all wood procurement and management of 200,000 acres of timberland – Sr. VP Woodlands – VP Forest Resources •2006-present The Parton Group, Inc focusing on wood availability and cost studies and wood procurement structuring In addition to his employment involvement, Earl has and continues to serve the industry as: – President of the Georgia Forestry Association – Past President of the Florida Forestry Association – Board member Forest Land Owners Association – Board member Forest Resources Association – Board member TimberMart South The Parton Group, Inc.
  13. 13. Sue Andersen Sue has earned a reputation as an authority on industry technical and economic analysis. Her formal educational includes a BS degree in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, an MS degree in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Georgia State University. Her experience in the technology of papermaking began in 1978 in the Hamilton, Ohio, mill of Champion International Inc., where she was first a chemist, then chief chemist and, finally, senior process engineer in the Champion Research Center. Later she was a senior process engineer in Mead Corporation’s Chillicothe, Ohio, paper mill in the area of coated paper production. She also has been associated with a consulting engineering company as a pulp and paper process specialist and with another strategic services firm as a consultant/analyst. She also has experience in developing dynamic process simulations for the paper industry. In strategic services consulting Sue has managed and contributed to many projects including corporate assessment and valuations, biomass studies, market studies and due diligence projects. The scope of these projects included market assessments, raw material availability, manufacturing costs analysis, technical evaluation of proposed process, price and cost projections, and financial analysis. Additionally, she developed econometric price projection models for various products including global market pulp, linerboard, and recovered paper. This involved development of proprietary methodologies for each specific grade. The Parton Group, Inc.
  14. 14. The Parton Group, Inc www.thepartongroup.com stanparton@thepartongroup.com 770-925-8349 The Parton Group, Inc.