Based out of the University of Alberta, the Biorefining Conversions Network (BCN) is an initiative working to support the provincial bioindustry by facilitating multi-disciplinary industry/academic collaborations structured towards achieving commercializable outcomes. The Network includes researchers, industry partners, government and other bioindustrial stakeholders.

Funding and aligned support is provided by: 

2015 BCN - AI Bio Conference

Bioindustrial Innovations: Unlocking Value and Tackling Climate Change

November 22-25, 2015, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2015 BCN / AI Bio Conference

Click here for more information on programming and submission of abstracts for poster and/or oral presentations (Deadline: September 25, 2015).

Select speakers:

Jay IngramJay Ingram (M.C. and Moderator)

Author and member to the Order of Canada 

Correspondent, Discovery Channel Canada

Co-founder and Chair, Beakerhead

Andreea StrachinescuAndreea Strachinescu (Keynote Speaker)

Unit Head, New Energy Technologies, 

Directorate General for Energy, European Commission

Jim GreyJim Grey (Plenary Speaker)

CEO IGPC Ethanol Inc.

Matt Carr

Dr. Matthew Carr (Plenary Speaker)

Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization

Upcoming Event: Algae Biomass Summit, Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2015, Washington, DC

Rebecca BoudreauxDr. Rebecca Boudreaux

President and Director, Oberon Fuels

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Murray McLaughlinDr. Murray McLaughlin

Executive Director, 

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

And many more...

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