WEBINAR: Mitigating the Risk of Fire and Explosion at Your Biomass-to-Energy Plant

April 5, 2017

Biomass Magazine


Anyone in the business of handling and processing woody biomass streams is also in the business of capturing and controlling dust, monitoring for hot spots and arresting sparks when they occur. A failure to aggressively address any of these can have huge consequences. Fortunately for biomass-to-energy plant teams the science of dust management and fire prevention continues to push forward. This webinar will offer attendees a comprehensive look at where in a plant the biggest hazards are found and the strategies and technologies available to abate them. Special attention will be paid to the risks associated with electrostatic build up and the grounding and bonding approaches to deploy against them.


2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine, this event brings current and future producers of bioenergy and biobased products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop – the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries.


Biomass Preparation, Handling & Storage Workshop

April 10, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The operation and financial success of any biomass-to-energy facility requires its operators to utilize high-quality, consistent biomass feedstocks. The Biomass Preparation, Handling & Storage Workshop agenda will allow producers to take an in-depth look at the latest innovations and strategies in biomass handling and compare it to their own. Whether producers are sourcing wood chips from a handful of trusted suppliers for a campus boiler or are a biorefinery working to gather, store and convert hundreds of thousands of tons of agricultural residues, this agenda will offer practical value.


Heating the Midwest

April 10, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Midwest relies heavily on fossil energy for heating homes and businesses. Heating the Midwest is a network of thermal biomass advocates working to increase awareness and usage of renewable biomass for heat, which has the potential to greatly reduce the region’s dependence on propane and fuel oil for thermal energy.


Emerging Biomass Feedstocks Forum

April 10, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

As the biomass industry continues to grow, so too does the opportunity for other feedstocks to capitalize on this market and generate real revenue. Whether grown intentionally to diversify a farm operation or available already to anyone who can figure out how to make their removal economical, feedstocks are the backbone of any biomass-to-energy operation. The Emerging Biomass Feedstock Forum will provide attendees an opportunity to hear about the efforts to bring new material streams to plant gates for conversion into power, thermal energy or renewable fuels.


2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

From its inception, the mission of the event has remained constant: The FEW delivers timely presentations with a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol production – from quality control and yield maximization to regulatory compliance and fiscal management. The FEW is also the ethanol industry’s premier forum for unveiling new technologies and research findings. The program extensively covers cellulosic ethanol while remaining committed to optimizing existing grain ethanol operations.


2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota

With a vertically integrated program and audience, the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels including cellulosic ethanol, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived products.


Christianson & Associate's Biofuels Financial Conference

September 27-28, 2017

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Produced by Christianson & Associates and organized by BBI International, this year’s Biofuels Financial Conference is focused on the best ways to explore new options in today’s changing ethanol and biodiesel industries. By understanding risks associated with various technology and marketing initiatives, and by exploring various options for making the best use of capital and resources, attendees will learn how to create a well-managed plan for growth and change—a plan which maximizes profitability while ensuring future stability and meeting the expectations of all stakeholders.


SWANApalooza 2017

March 27-30, 2017

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Reno, Nevada

SWANApalooza features SIX key solid waste industry events, all in one place at one time, making information, education and networking more accessible and affordable in 2017!


Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo 2017

April 25-27, 2017

Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center

Burlington, Vermont

Many challenges face the biomass thermal energy industry today, including warm winters and an uncertain legislative future for renewable energy. The 9th annual Northeast Biomass Heating Conference & Expo (NEBHX) is confronting these issues head-on, with conference tracks on policy, technical and project development, and business development. NEBHX provides an opportunity for industry, government, educational organizations, and nonprofits alike to gain a comprehensive overview on the latest developments in modern wood heating. Attendees benefit from excellent business-to-business networking time throughout the conference, and business-to-consumer sales opportunities on the expo floor. The expo floor is free to all. Accredited marketing and technical workshops and a boiler bus tour are also offered. This can’t-miss event is the premier biomass thermal energy-focused conference & expo in the U.S., and the signature event of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council.


WasteExpo 2017

May 8-11, 2017

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

Whether you are from the private sector, a small, medium or large public sector waste management company, or a manufacturer or supplier from the U.S. or abroad, count on WasteExpo to bring the entire industry together under one roof. Get ready to meet motivated buyers (nearly 8,000 of them!), network and connect with industry decision makers, and boost your bottom line.


EUBCE 2017 – 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

June 12-15, 2017


Stockholm, Sweden

As one of the world’s leading R&D conference combined with an international exhibition, the EUBCE represents the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific know-how in the field of biomass. The Conference Programme will address topics from biomass itself to bioliquids and biofuels for heat and electricity, transport and biobased products, covering all aspects of each value chain, from supply and logistics to conversion technologies, from industrial application of research results to impacts on the environment, from market and trade aspects to policy strategies, not least to the role of biomass as a source in integrated energy systems.


Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show (WCTC)

August 21-23, 2017

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina

San Diego, California

The Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show (WCTC) provides a forum for informing the public and private sectors of the economic and environmental significance of converting waste materials to alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol as well as renewable electric energy.



September 19-21, 2017

Radisson Blu Aqua

Chicago, Illinois

tcbiomass2017, the fifth biannual tcbiomass event, will take place on September 19-21 in Chicago. GTI’s tcbiomass conference unites research and development laboratories, industry and commercial interests, government agencies, and academic interests from around the world to share advancements in the field of thermochemical biomass conversion.


SWANA’s WASTECON 2017 / ISWA World Congress

September 25-27, 2017

Baltimore Convention Center

Baltimore, Maryland

The World Congress is the biggest annual event organized by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). WASTECON®, organized by SWANA, is the premier solid waste industry-focused conference in North America that brings you the latest news, education, advancements and products to help you achieve success in your business, all in one setting. In 2017 WASTECON co-locates with ISWA’s World Congress to offer two exciting international events in one location, September 25–27 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland.