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Growing the Margins conference “growing”


January 30, 2009
By manure manager

In keeping with its name, the Growing the Margins conference and exhibition continues to grow.

In keeping with its name, the Growing the Margins conference and exhibition continues to grow.

For 2009, the annual event will feature two distinct sessions – the Third Annual Growing the Margins: Energy, Bioproducts and Byproducts from Farm and Food Sectors Conference and

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Participants
in the Second Annual Growing the Margins conference technology tour,
held in April 2008, view a portable anaerobic digestion unit at one of
the stops on the all-day tour.


Exhibition plus the First Annual Canadian Farm and Food Biogas Conference and Exhibition. Both sessions will be held in conjunction with one another from March 10 to 13, 2009, at the London Convention Centre in London, Ontario, Canada. Registration in one conference will provide full access to the plenary and technical sessions of both conferences.

The agenda for the week includes:

  • March 10 – European Union/Ontario Biogas Networking Forum (Developing knowledge and business relationships in the agriculture and food processing sectors)
  • March 10 – Biomass Heat Networking Forum (Growing the value chain in agriculture and rural biomass heat businesses)
  • March 10 – Building Your Biogas System Workshop (Introduction and basic training for biogas projects)
  • March 11-12 – Third Annual Growing the Margins conference
  • March 11-12 – First Annual Canadian Farm and Food Biogas Conference and Exhibition
  • March 13 – Technology tours

    As an added bonus, an all-day workshop discussing air quality in rural Ontario will be held March 9.

    Growing the Margins explores the technological, operating, policy, regulatory, financial and other challenges and opportunities facing farms and other related food processing and rural industries as they strive to improve their energy efficiency and better utilize byproducts.

    The Canadian Farm and Food Biogas Conference will focus on issues such as connecting to the grid, economics and policy, energy crops, feedstocks, green natural gas, and greenhouse gas credits. It will involve discussion of case studies and research findings from Canada and around the world.

    Both events will share an exhibitor area showcasing leading-edge technologies, processes and programs.

    For more information or to register, please visit  www.gtmconference.ca and/or www.biogasconference.ca .


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