Bioenergy Conference Underway
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall has formally welcomed the near 300 delegates to the 7th annual Bioenergy conference. taking place at the Prince George Civic Centre.Delegates to the conference have come from Australia, Nepal, the Philippines, the United States and from across Canada to take part in the conference.
Mayor Hall stressed the importance of the forestry sector to Prince George with up to 3,000 employees directly employed in the sector.
Bioenergy is key in Prince George, with both the downtown energy system which is fired with residue from the Lakeland mill, and the University which is heated by biomass.
Over the course of today, delegates will deal with issues such as bioenergy’s role in reducing climate change, access to fibre, shifting markets and the economics of bioenergy