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Canbio conference to discuss biomass in a Canadian energy strategy

This year, the Canadian Bioenergy Association (Canbio) will develop a Canadian bioenergy strategy that will guide utilization of biomass for the production not only of bioenergy, but also more lucrative biochemicals, biopharmaceuticals, and...


April 9, 2012
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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This year, the Canadian Bioenergy Association (Canbio) will develop a Canadian bioenergy strategy that will guide utilization of biomass for the production not only of bioenergy, but also more lucrative biochemicals, biopharmaceuticals, and other biomaterials. Accordingly, CanBio is holding a major conference and trade show in Alberta to explore options to develop the bioeconomy, and options for the oil and gas industry, the forest and agriculture industries, the bioenergy industry and utilities to form partnerships in its development.

At “Advancing the Bio-economy” the group will showcase bioeconomy progress in Alberta, illustrate biomass investment opportunities in the forestry and agriculture sectors, examine biomass volumes available, and discuss the socioeconomic impact on Canadian communities

The conference will also illustrate gasification technology and pyrolysis oil, and explore higher value product options.

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The conference takes place April 25-26 in Edmonton, at the Sutton Place Hotel. A pre-conference tour on April 24 will visit the Drayton Valley “Biomile” and 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.