2019 COFI Convention

2019 COFI Convention

Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel & Conference Centre, Vancouver, BC

From April 3-5, 2019, the BC Council of Forest Industries will hold its annual convention, the largest gathering of the forest sector in Western Canada. Each year this event attracts industry CEOs and executives from continental North America and overseas companies, senior representatives from customers, suppliers, financial institutions, law firms, as well as local, provincial, federal government and First Nations leaders.

This year the COFI Convention will take place in Vancouver, at one of the city’s most beautiful locations – JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel and Conference Centre.

Conference website: https://www.cofi.org/convention/2019-convention/

The 2nd Symposium on Biomass/Wastes Energy and Environment

The 2nd Symposium on Biomass/Wastes Energy and Environment

Location: Tianjin, China

The 2nd Symposium on Biomass/Wastes Energy and Environment (BEE 2019) will be held in Tianjin, China, on May 23-26, 2019. The symposium will be hosted by Tianjin University, which is the first modern-style University in China, established in 1895 initially named "Peiyang University".

BioEnergy is foreseen to play an important role in near-future energy picture in particular for oil and gas market. However, major disputes, such as food supply security, environmental and ecological uncertainties and associated biodiversity, are arising and spreading among politicians and the public. These disputes may significantly hinder BioEnergy development in the dimension of technical and policy aspects.

This Symposium aims to provide an open platform for sharing information related to updated development of BioEnergy technologies and policy as well as associated environmental concerns, so as to promote interactions among academics, government and the industries.


  1. Biomass/Wastes feedstocks and characterization

  2. Biomass/wastes to energy technologies: 1. bio-gas 2. bio-oils 3.bio-power 4.bio-diesel
    5.bio-hydrogen 6.bio-fuels 7. bio-char/bio-fertilizer

  3. Modelling and simulation

  4. Environmental issues related to Energy production and its application

  5. Economic, environmental, ecological assessment, and Policy making

Website: http://www.bee2019-tju.com/

State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations

State-City Collaboration on Clean Energy Transformations

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Globally, cities are responsible for 75 per cent of energy consumption and an equivalent share of greenhouse gas emissions. A growing number of international bodies—including the IPCC, IEA, OECD and the Global Commission on Climate and Economy—have recognized not only the pivotal role of cities, but underscored the need for stronger collaborative governance. To successfully enable the clean energy transition, shared policy frameworks between local and senior levels of government are necessary.

The Clean Energy Ministerial, taking place May 27–29, 2019, will attract energy ministers, policy-makers and sectoral leaders from the world’s largest economies to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With this global expertise gathered in Vancouver, there is a unique opportunity to deepen knowledge on the critical role of local governments and their relationships with senior governments in accelerating the clean energy transition.

Building on international precedents, Renewable Cities will facilitate a deep dive into practical senior-local government collaboration and provide a venue to transcend traditional silos through facilitated dialogue. Over the 1.5-days, this conference will convene plenaries and breakout sessions with an emphasis on expert and peer learning.

Conference website here.

Joint International Conference & Symposium on Bio-Economy

Joint International Conference & Symposium on Bio-Economy


Lakehead University's Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) is pleased to host the 2nd International Forest Biorefining Conference (IFBC) and 4th International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials (ISLM).

This joint Conference & Symposium take place June 9 - 12, 2019 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

IFBC and ISLM will bring together the world's best researchers, academics, industry leaders, government officials and experts to discuss and collaborate on some of forest biorefinery’s most innovative and game changing opportunities.

This is an exclusive opportunity to connect and dialogue with the experts who are shaping the future of forest biorefinery.

We look forward to welcoming you to Thunder Bay; a growing city in the heart of the Canadian Boreal Forests and on the shores of Lake Superior - the world’s largest body of freshwater.

Conference website here.

Biochar & Bioenergy 2019 conference

Biochar & Bioenergy 2019 conference

The Biochar & Bioenergy 2019 conference will focus on bridging scientific, industrial, practitioner, and policy gaps in biomass utilization for biochar and bioenergy production. The US Biochar Initiative (USBI) promotes the sustainable production and use of biochar, and has hosted the pre-eminent North American biochar conference since 2009. The Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR) will be celebrating completion of a large research effort to provide science-based underpinning for sustainable biofuel & bio-products creation from beetle-killed and residual wood feedstocks in that region. The meeting will draw attention to biochar and bioenergy science, technology, and sustainability issues at local-to-global scales.
Biochar & Bioenergy 2019 will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado, at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus. A small city nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains a short drive north of Denver, Fort Collins routinely ranks among the best small cities in the nation for its ample access to outdoor recreation, Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community status, and ambitious sustainability goals. The conference venue provides easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park and a variety of of scenic drives and hikes as highlighted on our Sponsorship page, and there are a multitude of other 4th-of-July celebrations occurring across the state, from Frisco to Aspen to Durango!

Conference website: https://biochar2019.meetinghand.com/en/

Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE) 2019 AGM and Technical Meeting

Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE) 2019 AGM and Technical Meeting

Location: Vancouver, Canada

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the CSBE will be held in Beautiful Vancouver July 14-17, 2019. The venue for the meeting will be at the University of British Columbia with on campus housing and accommodations.  The theme of 2019 CSBE/SCGAB AGM is Biosystems for Clean Technology and Low Carbon Economy. Contributions are requested  in all areas related to biosystems engineering from micro to macro molecules and from machinery to buildings.  Topics on socio-economic issues including low carbon technologies are welcome.

Authors are requested to submit abstracts in any of the following areas:

Food and Bioprocessing

Food Safety and Quality
Product and Process Development
Food Packaging
Food for Health and Food Security

Bioenergy and Environment

Clean and Green energy
Green House Gas Emission – Reduction
Climate Change Adaptation

Water and Soil Management

Water and Soil Quality – Ground Water, Tile Water and Surface Water
Waste Water Treatment and Reuse
Solid Waste Management

Agriculture Engineering

Precision Agriculture
Biotechnology & Bioinformatics

Knowledge Transfer, Society, and Economics

Policy development

Authors are also encouraged to submit an abstract in any emerging area in Bioengineering.

Conference website: https://www.csbe-scgab.ca/vancouver2019

The 7th International Conference on Biorefinery (ICB2019)

The 7th International Conference on Biorefinery (ICB2019)

We are pleased to announce the upcoming ICB2019 conference to beheld on August 18-21, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will again offer a scientific and technical conference program that provides an opportunity for industry, research, political and financing stakeholders and experts around the world to gather and share insights into recent R&D activities and new developments in biorefinery technology with focus on development, marketing and commercialization. Biorefinery is to transform biomass and green wastes to valuable products including heat, power, liquid and gaseous fuels, and chemicals. With the conference we hope to provide a platform for international researchers, investors, and decision makers to meet and exchange the latest research and development in the field, to establish new connections and reinforce existed collaborations, and hopefully to inspire more innovative ideas!

ICB2019 will build on the successes of past events and promises to be even more insightful and rewarding. We look forward to meeting you there!

Conference website (still under development): http://icb2019.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1

Wood Pellet Association of Canada Conference and AGM 2019

Wood Pellet Association of Canada Conference and AGM 2019

Location: Ottawa, Canada

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada Conference and AGM is Canada’s largest gathering of the Canadian wood pellet industry. Each year, the event attracts hundreds of wood pellet, biomass and bioenergy professionals from across the country, as well the U.S., Europe and Asia, to discuss the issues that are having an impact on the industry here in Canada. The WPAC Conference and AGM is your opportunity to learn about the most important issues from industry experts around the globe. 

Why you should attend?

  • Learn from international experts about developments in the domestic and global wood pellet industry.

  • Hear about new research and development that is improving the science of biomass.

  • Visit regional operations currently operating in the wood pellet industry.

  • Meet companies that are producing the most innovative technologies for wood pellet production and consumption.

  • Network with peers and colleagues from across the broad spectrum of the Canadian and international wood pellet industry.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved, or interested in, the Canadian wood pellet industry, including current biomass industry executives, educators, researchers, government officials, logistics personnel and equipment manufacturers.

Conference website: https://www.pellet.org/wpac-agm/

BIT's 3rd International Biotechnology Congress-2019 (IBC-2019)

BIT's 3rd International Biotechnology Congress-2019 (IBC-2019)

BIT's 3rd International Biotechnology Congress-2019 (IBC-2019), with the theme of “From Disruptive Innovation to Industrial Applications” will be held during October 25-27, 2019 at Singapore. This unique international conference creates a great platform to researches, scientists, academicians and industry experts to share experiences, discuss research findings and acquire the desired knowledge for practical exercise. IBC-2019 is a dedicated event where you will have the opportunity to learn about new developments in the field of Biotechnology, Gene and Life Sciences, and share aspects of your own work by submitting a poster or oral presentation. With the participation of outstanding international experts, we hope productive discussions would stimulate new creative ideas to translate new discoveries into better practice and application. We hope your participation would contribute to your professional development and relationships.

Highlights of the Conference

● 1 Plenary Forum from a Panel of Leading Experts in Biotechnology

● 150+ Oral Presentations on the Latest Biotechnology Development

● 50+ Project Posters on Medical Research, Clinical Research & Discovery

● 500+ Professional Attendees from All over the World for Unrivaled Networking

● Opportunity to Present Your Work and Forge New Collaborations

● Tech Tour to Famous Science Spots & Cultural Landscapes in Singapore

Conference website: http://www.bitcongress.com/ibc2019/