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tcbiomass2013, the Third International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass, Announces Call for Papers

tcbiomass2013, the Third International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass, Announces Call for Papers

1/17/13 Des Plaines, IL

Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is pleased to announce tcbiomass2013—an International Conference on Thermochemical (TC) Biomass Conversion Science. tcbiomass2013 will bring together the world’s experts in biomass gasification, pretreatment, pyrolysis, and upgrading to explore progress in the field of bioenergy. The biennial conference will take place 3-6 September 2013 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers situated in the heart of downtown Chicago, IL USA, overlooking the Chicago River and providing easy access to all that the city has to offer.

The use of biomass as a renewable and sustainable fuel is becoming a reality as industry experts move advanced biofuels along the path to commercialization—and the world toward a cleaner, more diverse, and affordable energy future. The thermochemical conversion process will continue to be critical for maximizing the production of heat, power, and fuels from biomass resources. Participants attending tcbiomass2013 will be at the center of international collaboration, learning about the latest research, development, and deployment results for thermal biomass conversion technologies and systems.

The global scientific forum follows the success of tcbiomass2009 and tcbiomass2011. The 2011 event was attended by more than 360 attendees from 24 countries and 185 organizations. This conference is all about the technology, and will host the world’s leading researchers, scientists and engineers during three days of peer-reviewed scientific presentations and posters on their latest developments. The event will kick-off with a welcome reception on the evening of Tuesday, September 3, and end Friday, September 6.

Vann Bush, GTI’s Managing Director, Energy Conversion, and Kyriakos Maniatis, Principal Administrator in the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission, will return as conference co-chairs.

The tcbiomass2013 Technical Program Committee is now soliciting abstracts of 250 to 300 words by 15 March 2013. Researchers and technology developers can take advantage of the opportunity to share your process innovations, improvements, and insights.

The conference will host a competitive Student Poster Challenge to help connect today’s top engineering and science students with global bioenergy experts. Students will have an opportunity to present their research to scientific peers and receive valuable feedback. The winning individual or team will be awarded with a $1,000 cash prize and international exposure. Students are encouraged to submit poster abstracts by 15 March 2013.

The Chicago event will be a unique experience, bringing together a comprehensive perspective on renewable energy goals and key issues associated with the sustainable production and use of biomass. Come and help accelerate the expansion and application of bioenergy.

For further information or to register for tcbiomass2013, please visit www.gastechnology.org/tcbiomass2013, @tcbiomass2013, or contact tcbiomass@gastechnology.org.

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