CanBio’s Canadian energy strategy
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.
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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