Advancing the Bio-economy: Biomass in a Canadian Energy Strategy
Pre-Conference Tour: April 24, Conference & Trade Show: April 25-26, 2012
The Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton AB
Canada, now recognizing the array of energy resources and options - from hydrocarbons to many renewable energy forms - is contemplating the development of a Canadian Energy Strategy. In 2012 CanBio will develop a Canadian Bioenergy Strategy that will see utilization of biomass for the production not only of bio-energy, but more lucrative bio-chemicals, bio-pharmaceuticals, and other bio-materials, bringing jobs to communities across the country. Accordingly, CanBio is holding a major conference and trade show in Alberta to explore options to develop the bio-economy, and options for the oil & gas industry, the forest and agriculture industries, the bioenergy industry and utilities to form partnerships in its development.
At "Advancing the Bio-economy" we will:
- Showcase bio-economy progress in Alberta the rest of Canada
- Illustrate 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
- Explore higher value product options
- Illustrate the benefits of community clustering
- And explore partnership opportunities to accelerate growth
We will also:
- Review economic opportunities and developments in community heat & power
- Outline progress in torrefied wood internationally and next-gen ethanol
- And discuss on a panel
- Approaches to developing a Canadian Energy Strategy, and
- How to integrate a Canadian Bioenergy Strategy into it
Pre-Conference Tour: On Tuesday, April 24 we will visit the Drayton Valley “Biomile”, an example of a community cluster project. We proceed to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, where Enerkem has under construction a new facility that will convert MSW to 35 million litres/ year of lignocellulosic ethanol. This tour will also visit the pilot gasification plant facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence. The Centre, a unique public-private partnership, manages practitioner training, research, and demonstration activities and encompasses the world's largest variety of leading-edge waste management facilities within a small geographic area and includes one of the world's most advanced biological wastewater treatment plants and North America's largest co-composting plant. We will then visit the Sherwood Park district energy system, which is currently switching from natural gas to biomass. The cost of registering for the tour is $90, GST included. Click here to download the tour itinerary.
Conference Registration: The cost of conference registration is $420 GST included and as always, CanBio members receive additional discounts. You can register by downloading a registration form and submit by fax, email, or post, or register online. For more information, contact Noam Sugarman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-472-2280.
Tradeshow: Interest in bioenergy is growing rapidly in the Prairies: showcase your company to project developers from throughout the region that are actively looking for partners. The cost of exhibiting is only $1,500 plus GST. Click here to download a registration form, or contact us for more information.
Accommodation: We have secured a special guestroom rate of $139.00/night at the Sutton Place Hotel for all of our delegates. Click here to book your room now.