The Forestry sector has long been a leader in using its wastes to produce energy. Employing both proven and emerging technologies has helped sawmills, pulp mills and speciality manufacturers obtain value from the residues they produce by lowering the costs of waste disposal and energy generation. BC companies have led technology development in gasification (Nexterra Systems Corp.), sludge processing (Paradigm Environmental Technologies) and biorefining (Lignol Innovations Ltd.).
However, technologies being developed and demonstrated in the production of advanced wood fuels and liquid transportation fuels make it economically viable to use forest residues that are currently left in the field after harvest; these same technologies also provide an impetus to harvest Mountain Pine Beetle-killed timber. Harvesting this presently unused biomass offers a profound economic opportunity to the Forest industry.
6:30 – 7:00 am – Registration and Networking
7:00 am – Breakfast Served (Buffet format)
7:30 – 8:45 am – Featured Presentation by Darren Frew, P. Geol.
9:00 am - Closing
Seating is limited so please register ASAP. For more info, contact: [email protected]