Agenda for technical sessions of 2018 IBCE released

By BBI International | January 03, 2018

BBI International recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 16-18 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2018 agenda—featuring four comprehensive tracks—is tightly focused on leading edge developments in the biomass industry, from feedstock cultivation, harvest and storage to conversion technology, project finance and regulatory guidance.

The 2018 main program will include nearly 30 panels and more than 100 speakers, including 90 technical presentations, all within the structured framework of four informative tracks:

Track 1: Pellets & Densified Biomass
Track 2: Biomass Power & Thermal
Track 3: Biogas & Waste-to-Energy
Track 4: Advanced Biofuels & Biobased Chemicals

"The International Biomass Conference & Expo has set the high expectation of covering all things biomass in a large number of sessions presented by industry leaders. This year’s agenda is no different. Whether attendees manage a biomass boiler that serves a couple of buildings or they broker cargo vessels full of wood pellets, there are panel discussions they’ll find valuable," says Tim Portz, vice president of content for BBI International. “We’re always excited to begin the proceedings at the International Biomass Conference & Expo with a conversation with biomass association executives. This has become a tradition our attendees count on every year. I think this year will find interest in the discussion at an all-time high as conference attendees will want to hear where the industry is moving based on decisions put in place by the current administration.”   

BBI International also announced one of two pre-conference events taking place on April 16, titled the Biomass Carbonization & Torrefaction Summit.  The Summit is a one-day, intensive conversation about the promise of upgrading biomass streams via torrefaction or the production of biochar and the markets that await the developers and producers who can scale-up and efficiently manufacture commercial volumes of these products. Attendees can expect conversations about downstream energy markets and the program’s inclusion of biochar will introduce new market segments to a biomass audience more familiar with traditional power or heat markets.

The second pre-conference event will focus on material handling and will include a shared tradeshow with the Biomass Carbonization & Torrifaction Summit during April 16.

To view the technical session agenda for the International Biomass Conference & Expo, visit