OTTAWA, April 10, 2012 /CNW/ - On April 25-26, CanBio will be holding a major 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 top-rated conference programme, enlightening site tours, and a trade show with leading suppliers showcasing their innovative products and services.
The theme of the conference is Advancing the Bio-Economy: Biomass in a Canadian Energy Strategy. The line-up of speakers is impressive and many informative and useful topics affecting Alberta and Canadian stakeholders will be covered. 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; and
- 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 a unique 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.
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