Canadian Biomass Magazine

International Biomass releases technical sessions agenda

January 16, 2017
By BBI International

Jan. 16, 2017 - BBI International has announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 10th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minn.

The 2017 agenda – featuring four comprehensive tracks – is tightly focused on leading edge developments in the biomass industry, from feedstock cultivation, harvest and storage to conversion technology, project finance and regulatory guidance.

The main program will include nearly 30 panels and more than 100 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

“The International Biomass Conference & Expo has always been notable for the breadth of its content. This year’s agenda is no different. Whether attendees manage a biomass boiler that serves a couple of buildings or they broker cargo vessels full of wood pellets, there are panel discussions they’ll find valuable,” says Tim Portz, vice president of content & executive editor for BBI International. “We’re always excited to begin the proceedings at the International Biomass Conference & Expo with a conversation with biomass association executives. This has become a tradition our attendees count on every year. I think this year will find interest in the discussion at an all-time high as conference attendees will be interested in hearing what these industry leaders think a new administration means for our business.”

BBI International also announced the agendas for three pre-conference events taking place on Monday, April 10th, at the same location as the International Biomass Conference & Expo. Heating the Midwest, Emerging Biomass Feedstocks Forum, and Biomass Preparation Handling & Storage Workshop all give attendees a full day of in-depth sessions focusing on these important topics. “Monday April 10th is arguably the best value in biomass gatherings anywhere in the world this year,” says Portz. “We’ve organized three topically events that will unfold on roughly the same schedule. Once registered for one, attendees can pick and choose from all three which panels they’d like to sit in on. At the end of the day they’ll be able to attend the opening reception for the International Biomass Conference & Expo. I think the varied audiences will create some really unique networking opportunities.”


To view the technical session agenda for the International Biomass Conference & Expo, visit


Founded in 1995, BBI International produces globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines. In addition to the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo, BBI owns and operates the International Biomass Conference & Expo and the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world—the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW). The company publishes Biomass Magazine, Ethanol Producer Magazine, Pellet Mill Magazine, and Biodiesel Magazine, as well as a number of ancillary products including maps, directories, e-newsletters and other web-based industry resources.

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