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Bioenergy Australia Conference 2015

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, Tasmania
30 November - 2 December 2015

***'YET AGAIN.....BIOENERGY AUSTRALIA WAS A ROARING SUCCESS - thanks to all our delegates , speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for making this years event successful.......see you next year!'***


Australia’s premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2015, was held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, Tasmania from Monday, 30 November - Tuesday, 1 December 2015, with a technical tour on Wednesday, 2 December.

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Launceston BA 2015 Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The program covered policies and programs, projects and project development case studies and emerging opportunities.  The conference considered the many facets of bioenergy and had 100 presentations and 200 delegates attended the 2015 event.  They were able to see a trade exhibition, technical posters and take part in a tour to bioenergy facilities in the region.            

PROGRAM and PRESENTATIONS

POSTERS

EVENT SPONSORS and TRADE EXHIBITORS

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS

MEDIA COVERAGE

PLANS FOR 2016

TECHNICAL TOUR DETAILS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

LIST OF DELEGATES

CONTACTS FOR QUERIES

 

PROGRAM and PRESENTATIONS

Presentations from Bioenergy Australia 2015 are available ONLY to those attending the Conference although some keynote presentations and IEA Bioenergy presentations are freely available.

Day One - Session One

 

Day One Session Two

 

Other Sessions

Presentations from the following sessions are available to delegates only:

  • Day One Session Three
  • Day One Session Four
  • Day Two Session Five
  • Day Two Session Six
  • Day Two Session Seven

If you would like access to any or all of the presentations and did not attend the conference, contact comms@bioenergyaustralia.org for further details including costs and Terms and Conditions (note - BA Members received reduced rates on Conference Materials).

IEA Bioenergy Task Presentations

The National Team Leaders for Tasks 37, 38, 39, 42 and 43 each presented a Task Update at the Conference.  ARENA funding contributes to the fees payable for Australia's participation in these Tasks.  As such, the presentations made by the NTL's are openly provided below as follows:

 

POSTERS

The following Posters were on display at Bioenergy Australia 2015:

A selection of poster photographs from the Conference will be available soon.

 

EVENT SPONSORS and TRADE EXHIBITORS

Thank you to our Event Sponsors and to our Trade and Services Exhibitors:

A selection of poster photographs from the Conference will be available soon.

Event Sponsors:

Thank you to our GOLD Sponsors:

Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)  CEFC
Tasmania Government  Tassie Government Logo

 

Thank you to our additional Sponsors:

ABM Combustion ABM 
Active Research  Active Research
RUD  RUD Logo
Turboden  Turboden
forico  forico

 

 

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS

A Selection of photographs from the Conference are available below.  More photos are available on request and to those attending the Conference.

 

Launceston 2015 Bioenergy Australia Chair Presentations1
 Delegates1  speaker1  speaker2
 presentation4  delegates2  presentation3

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

The following media coverage of the event is noted:

Prior to the Conference :-

  • Energy Business News - Sweden’s lessons for Oz bioenergy, Philip Peck Lund University, Sweden.

  • ecoGeneration - Meeting bioenergy challenges head on - Dr Donald Smith and Dr. George Mahmourides, BioFuelNet Canada - Australia is not alone in the challenges it faces in developing biomass for heat, power, transportation fuels and bio-based products, as the world moves towards more sustainable production and a reduced reliance on fossil fuels.  Canada and Australia have some interesting commonalities in that both are countries with small populations but large surface areas. The production of biomass feedstock for much of the land areas of both countries is environmentally constrained, by insufficient moisture in the case of Australia and by insufficient heat in the case of Canada.

  • ecoGeneration - Australian Biogas Survey – Creating a Picture of Biogas in Australia - Associate Professor Bernadette McCabe, University of Southern Queensland’s National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture’s (NCEA). This new online survey aims to engage plant operators across all biogas sectors to assist in providing an accurate picture of the biogas industry in Australia.

  • ecoGeneration How can Australian biofuel companies better utilise ‘green’ molecules?  - Kevin Weiss, Chief Executive, Byogy Renewables, California - Building the biofuels industry isn’t easy, especially in competition with the oil industry. It takes guts, determination, patience, money, and most of all, a respect for fundamentals. There is no shortcut.

  • ecoGenerationNew WA biomass unit uses oat husks to reduce emissions - A leading oat miller is using oat husks to power its facility, utilising an organic rankine cycle (ORC) system to generate clean electricity - Italian cleantech company (and Bioenergy Australia member) Turboden has successfully started up a new biomass unit in Wagin, WA, where oat husk is being used to generate heat and power in an oat mill to reduce operating costs and emissions.

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TECHNICAL TOUR DETAILS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

Bioenergy Australia 2015 included a technical tour of the following locations:

LMS Energy - Landfill site and electricity generation.

LMS Energy
Austral Bricks - use of waste wood (sawdust) in the onsite kilns. Sawdust - Austral Bricks

Macquarie Oil Company - the production of biofuels - canola and poppyseed and meal.

Macquarie Oils

 

 

LIST OF DELEGATES

The following delegates attended the Bioenergy Australia 2015 Conference:

 

 

CONTACTS FOR QUERIES

Bioenergy Australia 2015 Conference Secretariat

C/- The Association Specialists Pty Ltd

PO Box 576

Crows Nest NSW 1585 AUSTRALIA

Tel: +61 2 9431 8600 Fax: +61 2 9431 8677 Email: bioenergyconf@theassociationspecialists.com.au