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canadian biogas conference coming soon


February 11, 2010
By Manure Manager

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Following on the success of its inaugural conference, the 2nd Annual
Canadian Farm and Food Biogas Conference is scheduled for March 10 and
11, 2010 in London, Ontario.
Following on the success of its inaugural conference, the 2nd Annual Canadian Farm and Food Biogas Conference is scheduled for March 10 and 11, 2010 in London, Ontario.

Once again, the event will be held in conjunction with the Growing the Margins: Green Energy and Economy for the Farm and Food Sectors Conference, held at the London Convention Centre at the same time. In light of this, several joint plenary sessions will be held involving both biogas and Growing the Margins attendees, including Green Energy Today – Progress Made and Initiatives Underway plus New Frontiers – and What Needs to be Done to Realize Opportunities.

Biogas presentation topics include:

  • Biogas new developments
  • Energy crops and other plant-based co-substrates
  • Food biogas system case studies
  • Biogas upgrading and purification
  • Genset performance and efficiency
  • Farm-based biogas system case studies
  • Integrated biogas systems
  • Advances in anaerobic digester processes and technologies
  • Co-substrates and mixed inputs
  • Economics and policy
  • Safety

Also of interest to people involved in manure management will be a presentation during Growing the Margins highlighting a preliminary study from Quebec involving biodiesel production for swine manure.

Special attractions added to the conferences include a Biomass Heating Networking Forum being held March 8 at the London Hilton. The forum will include an introduction to building a biogas system and building an on-farm solar PV system. The ever popular technology tours are scheduled for March 9 and will be split into two streams:

Tour 1 – Biogas and Beyond: Several operational, nearly operational and lab-scale biogas systems in the Guelph/Kitchener area.

Tour 2 – Solar and Biomass: On-farm solar installations, a solar panel manufacturing plant, energy crop field trials and biomass utilization systems.

Following Growing the margins and the biogas conference, an all-day workshop on biogas co-substrates for the farm and food sector is being held March 12 at the London Convention Centre. The workshop will cover issues such as supply of co-substrates, potential for expansion in the area plus rules for managing co-substrates.

For more information on these conferences and workshops, visit www.gtmconference.ca or www.biogasconference.ca.


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