Canadian Biomass Magazine

Biomass International conference agenda released

January 12, 2013
By Scott Jamieson

January 12, 2013, Minneapolis, MN - BBI International has announced the preliminary agenda for the sixth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America's largest biomass conference, taking place April 8-10, 2013 in Minneapolis.

The 2013 agenda — featuring four comprehensive
tracks — is tightly focused on leading edge developments in the biomass
industry, from cultivation, harvest and storage to conversion
technology, project finance and regulatory guidance.

"We continue in our mission to create the most content rich
biomass program in North America. This year's International Biomass
Conference & Expo already features over 130 speakers and moderators,
over 40 poster presentations and an industry tour boasting two
operating biomass power facilities, and we continue to evaluate and seek
additional content offerings," says Tim Portz, Vice President of
Content & Executive Editor at BBI International.

"The biomass industry creates a unique programming challenge
in that our audience includes professionals that operate existing
biomass energy facilities, and the developers of new facilities and
facilities that boast next generation conversion technologies. I'm
pleased with the content we've been able to put together to address both
of these important audiences."

The 2013 program will include 30-plus panels and more than
130 speakers, including 90 technical presentations, all within the
structured framework of four informative tracks:


Track 1: Pellets & Densified Biomass
Track 2: Biomass Power & Thermal
Track 3: Biogas & Landfill Gas
Track 4: Advanced Biofuels & Biobased Chemicals

In addition to the panel sessions, attendees will be able to
visit current biomass facilities and projects located around the
Minneapolis Metro area. Tours include the following locations:

  • Koda Energy – A state of the art 23.4 MW biomass heat and power plant.
  • Elk River Energy – A recovery station that converts refuse derived fuel from mixed municipal waste into energy.

To view this year's agenda, visit

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