THANK YOU to our event sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and participants who made this year's Biomass North Forum a huge success!


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Forum Scope

Growing the Bioeconomy – Combatting Climate Change was the theme for this year's AGM and Forum. The event is focused on moving the Canadian Bioeconomy further along the value chain through knowledge sharing, technology demonstrations, workshops on policy gaps and skills development, and building strategic partnerships between industry, communities, and academia.

This 3-day event was held in beautiful North Bay, Ontario from October 24 – 26. As well as workshops, seminars, a research symposium, a trade show and job fair, there was also a gala dinner and awards ceremony, allowing the best and most innovative sector leaders to be recognized for the excellent work they do.

As a multi-faceted event, Growing the Bioeconomy – Combatting Climate Change aimed to achieve several objectives:

  • Share how the emerging bioeconomy can be a key plank in combatting climate change
  • Demonstrate the latest technologies in biomass supply, biofuels and bioenergy, bioproducts manufacturing
  • Identify policy and regulatory barriers to a growing the Canadian bioeconomy and how to overcome
  • Inform policy makers of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of a sustainable bioeconomy
  • Understand the skills and training the emerging bioeconomy will require
  • Share best practices, policy mechanisms, curriculum and expertise from jurisdictions farther along the biomass value-chain
  • Identify areas for collaboration

Forum Agenda

Forum Streams

See presentations, speaker bios and success stories from the Forum's event streams:

Building a Regional Bioeconomy Seminar
Climate Action Forum
Research Symposium
Awards Gala

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Forum Sponsors

Thank you to our Forum Sponsors and Supporters!






Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)
CCI BioEnergy Inc.
City of Toronto
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

Visiting North Bay

A short 3 ½ hour drive or a quick 45-minute flight from either Toronto or Ottawa, this friendly and inviting city is a popular year round destination. Offering plenty of activities, amenities and services to meet your needs, North Bay’s vibrancy is only exceeded by its hospitality. Whether you plan on attending for the Forum or extending your stay, the City of North Bay is Just North Enough to be Perfect.

Visit to learn more about what the city has to offer.

Contact Us

Contact us for further details or questions regarding the AGM and Forum.

176 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 10A - North Bay, Ontario