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Apr. 17, 2012, Edmonton, AB - The main focus of the conference and trade show in Edmonton on April 25-26 will be to explore options to develop the Canadian bio-economy and to form partnerships between the bioenergy industry and the oil and gas, forestry, and agricultural industries.


April 17, 2012
By Canadian Bioenergy Association

Apr. 17, 2012, Edmonton, AB – On April 25-26, CanBio will be holding a conference and trade show in Edmonton, Alberta to explore options to develop the bio-economy and to form partnerships between the bioenergy industry and the oil and gas, forestry, and agricultural industries. It will also look at bioenergy in a proposed overall National Energy Strategy.

CanBio has partnered with Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, Alberta Innovates Energy and Environmental Solutions, and Edmonton Economic Development to deliver a varied conference programme consisting of site tours and trade show.

The theme of the conference is Advancing the Bio-Economy: Biomass in a Canadian Energy Strategy. The speakers will address topics affecting both Alberta and Canadian stakeholders. The speakers will:

  • Showcase the bio-economy progress in Alberta to the rest of Canada
  • Explore biomass investment opportunities in the forestry and agriculture sectors
  • Look at biomass volumes available, the exponential growth in bioenergy, and the socioeconomic impact on Canadian communities
  • Illustrate gasification technology and pyrolysis oil in developing bio-products
  • Address higher value bio-product options
  • Demonstrate the benefits of community clustering
  • Explore partnership opportunities to accelerate growth

The two-day conference will be preceded by a tour on Tuesday, April 24. Participants will visit the Drayton Valley “Biomile”, an example of a community cluster project, and the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, where Enerkem is constructing a major facility that will convert MSW to 35 million litres/year of lignocellulosic ethanol. Participants will also visit the pilot gasification facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence.

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This conference offers an opportunity for participants to meet and network with key players involved in the development of the bio-economy, and for companies to showcase their projects to developers actively looking for partners.

For more information, please go to: www.canbio.ca.


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