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Biofuels and Biochemicals CanBio Conference

  • 01 May 2013
  • 02 May 2013
  • Holiday Inn, 1498 Venetian Blvd • Sarnia ON

Bioenergy for heat and power is growing quickly in Canada. So what is the next step in the development of a Canadian bioeconomy? Biomass to lucrative bio-chemicals!

Workshop: Biomass to Biofuels and Bio-chemicals
Holiday Inn and Conference Centre, Sarnia ON, May 1, 2013


As we move deeper into the 21st century, the need to manufacture transportation fuels, chemicals and pharmaceuticals with renewable biomass is becoming increasingly apparent.

To convey this message and to bring together biomass and chemical industry stakeholders to discuss renewable options in the new bioeconomy, the Canadian Bioenergy Association, in partnership with the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance, will be holding a workshop to discuss various pathways from forest and agricultural biomass to advanced biofuels, bio-chemicals, and bio-products. 

At this workshop, we will:
  • Provide an overview of the availability of forest and agricultural biomass;
  • Discuss current biofuel and bio-chemical developments in Canada, with an emphasis on the Sarnia-Lambton Biohybrid Chemistry Cluster;
  • Showcase current Canadian bioeconomy projects and technologies;
  • Highlight overseas developments in bio-refining and bio-chemicals;
  • and more!
Click Here to Download a Preliminary Agenda for this Event


Post-Conference Tour: On the day following the conference (May 2), we plan to visit some key sites in the Sarnia area pertaining to biofuel and biochemical development, including the Lanxess Bio-Industrial Commercialization Park, Suncor’s bio-ethanol production facility (the largest of its kind in Canada), a greenhouse that utilizes waste CO2 from local industry, and more!

Registration: The full price of registering for the one-day workshop is $300, but we have a series of early-bird discounts, and until February 28 the cost is only $230! And as always, CanBio members get additional discounts. The cost of registering for the post-conference tour is $90. You can register by downloading a registration form and submitting it by fax; or you can click here to register online.

Sponsorship: This event is a great opportunity to learn more about the next phase of biomass development, and to promote your company or organization as a key participant in the development of Canada’s bioeconomy. Sponsors receive significant exposure through our website and e-blasts, as well as at the event itself. Contact us for more information.

Accommodation: We have negotiated a special guestroom rate of $115 at the Holiday Inn for all conference delegates. To book your room under our room block, click here. Please book your accommodation early, as rooms may run out. Instructions on booking accommodation will be made available shortly.




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