A new Virtual Tour segment was also introduced, allowing participants to "tour the world in minutes". Watch the virtual tour videos online and visit leading bioenergy sites around the globe!
tcbiomass2013 kicked off with a welcome reception along the Chicago Riverwalk at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Attendees raved about a special conference dinner that was hosted at the famed Field Museum. The social event included cocktails, appetizers, an elegant sit-down dinner, and a chance to explore the beautiful and historic museum with colleagues.
Dr. Esteban Chornet was presented with the Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science, a prestigious award that is a tribute to the notable Dr. Donald L. Klass, who was president and one of the original founders of the Biomass Energy Research Association (BERA). Dr. Chornet is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enerkem, and a world-renowned scientist in the area of biomass conversion.
tcbiomass2013 hosted a competitive student poster contest to help connect today’s top engineering and science students with global bioenergy experts. Judges Larry Felix (Gas Technology Institute), Paul Grabowski (U.S. Department of Energy), and Jatara Wise (Shell) evaluated nearly 40 poster presentations throughout the conference.