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International Bioenergy 2012 announces themes

Dec 3, 2011, Prince George, BC - Canada's largest conference devoted to the global bioenergy sector is firing up for its biggest and best year yet. The 5th International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition takes place June 13 - 15, 2012 in Prince George, B.C.


December 3, 2011
By Scott Jamieson

The
2010 conference featured over 300 delegates and 52 exhibitors from 20 countries
representing a who's who of the bioenergy sector – including senior business
executives, politicians and public servants, manufacturing and supplier
companies, fibre owners, policy makers, researchers, and students.

"We
have created one of Canada's key forums for bioenergy experts, business and
government leaders to assemble to discuss the latest in bioenergy technology,
processes and policies," said conference co-chairman Don Zurowski.

"The
International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition has become known as a key
venue to meet, learn and do business with anyone involved in the bioenergy
industry, and specifically the wood-based sectors," added Michael Weedon,
executive director of the BC Bioenergy Network, co-host of the conference.

The
conference will include speakers from around the globe discussing the topics
that matter the most to the industry today:

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  • The
    global policy environment
  • Markets
  • Fibre
    supply
  • Biomass
    sustainability
  • Supply
    chain management
  • Financing
  • International
    opportunities

Also
back for another year are the most popular sessions from previous years,
including Technologies for Today and Tomorrow, and a morning devoted to
community/district energy.

The
conference will also once again host key business owners, investors and
decision makers from around the world for the 3rd International
Partnerships Forum and Business-to-Business meetings. The IPF and B2B meetings
offer companies the opportunity to profile their business through a dedicated
channel, establish and develop international relationships, pursue commercial
opportunities in a semi-private business-focused setting, and share information
and insights about leading-edge technologies, research and development and
business opportunities.

Conference
host city Prince George, BC, is located at the centre of the largest wood fibre
basket in North America, and has been dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of Bioenergy." The
interior of the province is the largest producing and exporting region in
Canada for forest and bioenergy products, including being the largest
pellet-producing region in the world.

More
information and updates can he found at www.bioenergyconference.org


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