11th Bioenergy Australia Conference – Fuelling discussion

  Last Updated: Tuesday 30th of November 2010 05:38:00 AM +0800HKT

This year’s Bioenergy Australia conference boasts over 105 presentations by national and international bioenergy experts.

The conference – to be held at the Novotel Manly Pacific, Sydney from 9–10 December – will span the entire spectrum of bioenergy from biomass feedstock production, waste management, power purchasing agreements, equipment supply, to bioenergy investment, policy, research and project development. Keynote speakers at the conference include Professor Jack Saddler from the University of British Columbia, Canada; and Jim MacMillan of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden Colorado, USA; the Co-Task Leaders of the International Energy Association (IEA) Bioenergy Task 39 Commercialsing Liquid Biofuels. Professor Ralph Sims, Director of Sustainable Processing at the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology at Massey University, New Zealand, will also be contributing to the conference program,as will be Professor Michael Borowitzka of the Algae Research Centre, Murdoch University. The conference program also includes poster presentations and a trade exhibition, as well as an extended panel discussion, titled ‘Realising the Vision of Biomass for a Clean Energy Future’.

There will also be presentations on many existing and proposed bioenergy projects, such as:
The methane recovery project at a piggery in Grantham, Queensland, and,
A proposed methane recovery project at a meat processing facility on King Island, Tasmania.

Additionally, Paul Jones, a partner with Freehills Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys will be presenting on the impact of intellectual property on major bioenergy infrastructure projects, and Julian Turecek from Cleantech Ventures will be discussing financing bioenergy projects and businesses. Bioenergy Australia Manager, Stephen Schuck will be delivering an overview of the stationary bioenergy industry in Australia, and Griff Rose, Project Manager of the Methane to Markets in Agriculture program, will report on the progress of said program.


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