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Biomass for Energy and the Great Lakes Economy: Conference (June 8 & 9)    Sun Jun 8 to Mon Jun 9, 2008, Kingston, ON

You are invited:

Policy on the use of biomass for energy is being created right now, not just in government, but on the farms and woodlots, in the board rooms, and at the conference centres.

Join the Queen’s University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy (QIEEP), the Queen’s Sustainable Bioeconomy Centre (SBC) and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE) in shaping the future of Biomass and Energy for the Great Lakes Economy.

On June 8th and 9th, 2008, the campus of Queen’s University will host Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, government and academic researchers and business and industry leaders meeting to consider critical issues facing the Great Lakes region as it transforms from a fossil-fuel driven economy to one based on the development of vast and sustainable biological resources.

The conference will examine major commercial, environmental and policy issues that affect fuel supply, transport and processing options. Participants will investigate current public policies and strategies, and will identify the policy research areas that deserve priority.

Leading researchers and practitioners from Canada, the United States and Europe, including Dr. David Layzell of Queen’s University and ISEEE, Dr. Edwin White of State University of New York, and Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen of the University of Southern Denmark and Aalborg University Esbjerg, will present their views and participate in panels led by senior provincial policy makers.

Guest speakers include:
* The Honourable Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources
* The Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of the Environment.

DATE: JUNE 8th and 9th


Location: Ban Righ Hall, Campus of Queen’s University in historic Kingston, Ontario

The conference fee is $300 (+GST) and includes the Conference Dinner, Sunday June 8, and breakfast, lunch and break refreshments on June 9.

Contact Information:

General Conference Inquires: Tom Carpenter Tom.carpenter (at) 613-533-6000 ext 74710

Registration Inquiries: Lisa Doulas ldoulas (at) 613-533-2281


For more information:

Contact Name: Tom Carpenter
Phone: 613 533 6000
E-mail: tom.carpenter (at)

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