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Wrapping up after nearly 20 years


Explore the future of
the Bioeconomy

First held in Prince George in 2004, the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition began with a focus on bioenergy and the emerging wood pellet sector in north-central British Columbia. Since then, it has grown to cover the entire value chain of forest-based bioproducts – from the sustainable management of forests through to energy, wood products, and bio-based chemicals. It became the largest and longest-running event of its kind in Canada and its last conference, in 2021, set a record for attendance with more than 500 registrations from 15 countries.

After nearly 20 years, there are now more events and organizations exploring various segments of the bioeconomy. As a result, and with regret, we have decided that it is time for new faces and organizations to carry the torch in promoting and accelerating the bioeconomy in Canada. Some options include Scaling Up, held annually in Ottawa, and the new Forest Innovation and Bioeconomy conference in Vancouver.

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The bioeconomy consists of those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forest, fish, animals, and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials, and energy.

Our conference focused on the forest as a tremendous source of renewable biomass that can both store carbon and off-set the use of carbon-intensive products such as steel, concrete, plastics, and fossil fuels. In addition to the environmental benefits, the Canadian bioeconomy employs 2 million people in communities large and small, northern and southern, from coast to coast.