Energy Opportunities Conference: Making Things Happen!
Pre-Conference Professional Development Session


The 123's of Crops, Waste and Trees
An Introduction to Bioenergy, Biochemicals and Biocomposites


November 4, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

THANK YOU to those who attended our professional development session in Sault Ste. Marie! We greatly value your motivation to learn about developments relating to new and innovative bioproducts, and welcome any feedback you may have regarding the format or content of our sessions. Please continue to support the BIC in our endeavor to educate and train you with the necessary skills required to enable a robust and sustainable bioeconomy in Ontario!


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In conjunction with the Energy Opportunities Conference in Sault Ste. Marie, the Biomass Innovation Centre (BIC) delivered a professional development session titled The 123’s of Crops, Waste and Trees. This session was designed as an introductory course for participants to build the necessary background for the development and use of biomass energy, chemicals, composites and materials in Ontario.

The content within this session was primarily derived from the BIC’s education curriculum which is currently being implemented into various civil, mechanical and power engineering programs in Ontario’s colleges. This session covered key facets within the broader bioeconomy, and as such was suitable for a wide range of professionals involved in the biomass sector – including post-secondary students.

The session included:
• Biomass Basics and Sustainability
• Sources of Biomass
• The Biomass Value Chain
• Biomass Conversion Technologies
• Biofuels
• Biochemicals and Biocomposites
• Bioenergy Systems

This professional development is worth 5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for submission to one’s respective professional association or company. The BIC recommends that individuals confirm with their respective organizations to determine if PDHs can be awarded.

For more information on our training sessions and education curriculum please contact Jeff Borisko at jeffbo@nipissingu.ca or by telephone at 705-474-3450 ext. 4132.

Energy Opportunities Conference:

The Energy Opportunities Conference: Making Things Happen! is a Global event that will bring people together in Sault Ste. Marie to participate and network with smart energy businesses, community partners and stakeholders, business leaders, and assist with new investment and business growth in Sault Ste. Marie and across North America. There will be a significant focus on smart grid, energy storage, big data, and bioenergy.

Click here for further details on the Energy Opportunities Conference.