Ottawa To Host Inaugural Agricultural Biomass Conference

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Guelph – Canada’s fledgling agricultural biomass industry will get a kick start in August when players from across Canada meet in Ottawa to discuss how to move this new energy sector forward. The 2013 Ag Biomass Canada Conference – “Connecting the Agricultural Biomass Industry Across Canada” – poses a huge opportunity for Canada to discuss this important topic at a key information and networking event.

“Developing a biomass aggregation chain in Canada is the first step to establishing a purpose-grown crops industry,” says Nick Betts, conference coordinator and applied research coordinator with the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association. “To get this industry off the ground we need to create markets, secure investments and establish infrastructure to make this new renewable energy industry a part of Canadian agriculture. This conference will bring together representatives from every aspect of the agricultural biomass industry – from growers to transportation, and financing to energy generation.”

Agricultural biomass is a renewable energy industry that will soon be a part of Canadian agriculture, utilizing purpose-grown biomass crops for heat and power generation. The first of a planned annual event, the 2013 Ag Biomass Canada Conference is on August 22-23, 2013 at the Minto Suites in Ottawa, ON. The conference will feature facilitated panel discussions with industry representatives. Each panel will cover an aspect of the agricultural biomass industry including developing the supply chain, combustion, getting product to market, bio-products and domestic and European markets. The conference will conclude with a “Where do we go from here” discussion to ensure the momentum continues long after the event.

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