After attending the 5th International Conference on Biomass Energy in Beijing, our members Dr. Jack Saddler and Dr. Vikramaditya Yadav visited our Chinese members Dr. Xu Zhang at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Dr. Yinhua Wan at Institute of Process Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Xuebing Zhao at Tsinghua University. This team all work on biological and biochemical conversion of biomass. They presented the recent research projects and had seminar discussion. The two UBC professors also networked with other researchers and students in the three institutions.