Welcome to the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition

The Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition is the nation’s largest conference devoted to the new bioeconomy. Formerly the International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition, it has evolved to cover the complete range of woody biomass-derived bioproducts and the entire value chain from energy to fuels to bio-based chemicals. Throughout the conference’s 17-year history, it has earned a reputation as the best event of its kind in Canada.

What is the bioeconomy?
The bioeconomy involves the sustainable production and use of materials, energy, fuels, chemicals and industrial and consumer products from renewable resources instead of fossil fuels. B.C. communities are already at the forefront of the bioeconomy given their local expertise related to forest management and manufacturing capacity for advanced wood building products and bioenergy.

More than 21 million metric tonnes of raw biomass was transformed into bioproducts in Canada in 2017 alone. Of that total, 60% came from forestry. Total revenues in 2017 surpassed $4 billion. Worldwide, the market for bioproducts is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2030.

About the conference and our webinars
The conference host region, North-Central British Columbia, has a long history as a leader in developing the first generation of the industrial bioeconomy in Canada, including the country’s largest pulp and paper cogeneration sector, the first and largest wood pellet-producing industry, and multiple district energy systems, which have virtually eliminated greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings they heat. With projects such as the groundbreaking Canfor-Licella biofuels project, the industry is now moving quickly toward new technologies and new innovations in wood-based products that are fuelling the new bioeconomy.

Our next conference will be digital and occur in June 2021. Until then, we have been working to keep the bioeconomy front-and-centre by presenting two webinars:
  *   June 25, 2020 – Back and Better with the Bioeconomy
  *   November 26, 2020 – Building Sustainable Communities with the Bioeconomy
Recordings of both webinars are on our website.

Want to Exhibit?

Our all-in-one tradeshow format puts you in the middle of everything. Join industry leaders in manufacturing, technology, production and more at Canada’s biggest bioenergy exhibition.

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Register now to take advantage of $200 in savings, including all plenary, workshop and networking sessions.


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