Bioenergy 2.0 joins World Bioenergy Association
By Bioenergy 2.0
Oct. 27, 2016 - Dr. Wayne Hanna, Chair of the Board of Bioenergy 2.0 Association, is pleased to announce the organization has joined the World Bioenergy Association, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
By Bioenergy 2.0
Dr. Hanna made the announcement Tuesday at TELUS World of Science in Vancouver, during a Breakfast to celebrate National Bioenergy Day.
The World Bioenergy Association is supported by national and international bioenergy associations, working with members for an increased use of biomass in the global energy system; following principles of sustainable, efficient and economic biomass development.
“Joining the World Bioenergy Association just makes sense,” said Dr. Hanna. Added Marnie Plant, Executive Director of Bioenergy 2.0, “BC has been a hotbed for Bioenergy development since the BC Bioenergy Strategy was published in 2008, the BC Bioenergy Network was launched in 2009, and The BC Climate Action Plan was adopted in 2010. Research and development on Bioenergy has been done for over a decade now in BC through many faculties and departments at University of BC, Simon Fraser University, BCIT, University of Victoria and University of Northern BC, as well as through BC communities under the Partners for Climate Protection Program administered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities”.
Canada has a member on the 22 member Board of Directors at the World Bioenergy Association, Doug Bradley. Mr. Bradley has been an independent consultant since 2002, with clients in Canada, US, Europe and Australia, and is now also part of Lee Enterprises Consulting Inc. Lee Enterprises Consulting is based in Little Rock, Arkansas – considered to be the world’s largest renewable fuels consulting group. Doug is a past President of CANBIO – the Canadian Bioenergy Association. Mr. Bradley has welcomed the Bioenergy 2.0 as members of the WBA. Bradley and Bioenergy 2.0 will work together on a WBA Conference slated for Quebec City in September 2017.
National Bioenergy Day was launched in 2013 by the National Thermal Heat Council in the USA. It has expanded to include Bioenergy projects across all Bioenergy sectors where organic waste can be converted to some form of renewable energy – either solid, gas, or liquid form. BC has participated since 2014, when BC Bioenergy Network took a delegation of technology developers to Victoria to be introduced in the BC legislature. UNBC also recognized National Bioenergy Day that year for the first time as well.
Bioenergy 2.0 is a BC-based non-profit industry association formed by bioenergy industry leaders to grow the market for Bioenergy in BC and across Canada.