Our partner Tsinghua University organized the 10th World Bioenergy Symposium (WBS 2016) on Dec 9th-11th in Dongguan, China. Dr. Dehua Liu is the chair of the symposium and Dr. Xuebing Zhao is the Secretary General, both are C-CJCBERI members. Co-organizers of this symposium include Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia and City of Dongguan. And it is co-hosted by Dongguan Science and Technology Bureau, Tsinghua Innovation Center in Dongguan, China Brazil Center for Climate Change and Energy Technology Innovation and China-Latin America Joint Laboratory for Clean Energy and Climate Change.

WBS 2016 is one of the main technical and scientific international events focused on bioenergy and biotechnology, exploring aspects related to process technologies, raw materials, life cycle, clean vehicles, in addition to issues inherent to logistics and operation of these structures. Nine WBS have been held, two in Brazil and others in China, which were all very successful. This year, there were about 200 participants worldwide from companies, academy, bank, government, etc.

Dr. Xuebing Zhao chaired the session of "Biological and chemical conversion of lignocellulose to liquid biofuels". Dr. Xiaotao Bi was invited as a plenary speaker and he gave a speech on "Integration and Integrated Assessments of Regional Bioenergy Systems".  

Symposium website: http://wbs2016.csp.escience.cn