The 2020 Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition was to have included a tour of sites in downtown Prince George that showcase diverse examples of the local bioeconomy.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the conference and the tour, the conference organizing committee instead produced videos that provide an overview of each site:
Downtown Renewable Energy System
the City has a bioenergy system that uses sawmill residue from a nearby mill to heat a dozen buildings downtown.
Student Housing Project
One of the largest construction projects in Prince George is a 200+ unit student housing project featuring locally produced, prefabricated wood panels.
Wood Innovation Research Laboratory
This University of Northern British Columbia building is located in Prince George’s Wood Innovation Square and next to the Wood Innovation and Design Centre. Built of wood, the Lab is a showpiece for energy-efficiency and the research happening inside is pushing the boundaries of how wood can be used in more types of structures.
Prince George has hosted the conference since its debut in 2004. Local tours have always been a popular feature with delegates; previous tours have included local industrial sites and UNBC’s Prince George campus.