CWF Bio-energy Conference

September 16 – 17, 2008
Halifax, NS Canada
Westin Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, NS

Bio-energy: Developing Trends and New Opportunities or a Changing Forest Industry”

The Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) and the Canadian Bio-Energy Association (CANBIO) have teamed- up in 2008, and are pleased to announce one of Canada’s leading edge conferences on today’s hottest topic, “Bio-energy”. In cooperation with the Canadian Wood Fiber Center and FPInnovations, the conference will also feature special Science Technology session.

This two day event will take place on September 16-17, 2008 in conjunction with the Canadian Woodlands Forum flagship event DEMO International® 2008 scheduled for September 18-20, 2008.

The “Bio-energy: Developing Trends and New Opportunities for a Changing Forest Industry” conference will provide:
-Updates on the availability of biomass across the country, and the opportunity in Atlantic Canada;
Ÿ-The challenges in meeting supply and demand from both Crown Lands and private woodlots;
Ÿ-The ‘latest-thinking’ on the impacts of biomass harvesting on forest ecosystems;
Ÿ-The need to work towards a comprehensive policy framework and development of practical biomass harvesting guidelines;
Ÿ-The economics of biomass harvesting and capital investment in bio-energy processing;
Ÿ-An update on the latest bio-energy processing technologies;
Ÿ-The opportunities to meet current demands for both domestic and commercial use, and an update on emerging market trends.

The program will be of interest to woodlot owners, forest product companies, suppliers and manufacturers of equipment, logging and silviculture contractors, financial investment firms, government, research organizations and academia.

The program is slated to also include field excursions to existing facilities and woodlands operations, as well as the opportunity to see some of the latest technologies and equipment at the DEMO International® 2008 show, September 18-20, 2008.

For more information, please contact:
Bruce McCallum, CANBIO
Peter Robichaud, CWF

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CWF Bio-energy Conference