The 5th International Conference on Biomass Energy was successfully held on Oct 16th – 19th at Beijing National Convention Center. It was co-organized by BUCT and co-chaired by two of our members Dr. Zhenhong Yuan from Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. Jack Saddler from Faculty of Forestry, UBC. Dr. Tianwei Tan chaired the conference’s scientific committee and hosted the opening ceremony. Dr. Xiaotao Bi hosted the keynote speech session and the graduate student workshop. Other C-CJCBERI members that attended this conference include: Dr. Xu Zhang, Dr. Hanping Chen, Dr. Changzhu Li, Dr. Vikramaditya Yadav, and Dr. Bingxue Zhao.

The conference provided a forum with information on research development, demonstration, innovation and industrialization of biomass energy field. Scholars, officials, professionals, and investors shared ideas and knowledge together for a sustainable future. The topics covered in this conference include:

(1) Policies & strategies
(2) Biomass polygeneration
(3) Liquid biofuel
(4) Biomass briquettes & pellets
(5) Gaseous biofuel
(6) Biomass power
(7) Platform technology
(8) Microalgae
(9) Others

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