2015 biomass conferences to colocate in Minneapolis

By BBI International | December 31, 2014

BBI International, owners and organizers of the International Biomass Conference & Expo, recently reported that Heating the Midwest, an important regional conference focusing on biomass derived thermal energy, will be colocated with this year’s conference.

“We couldn’t be more excited,” said Tim Portz, vice president of content at BBI International. “We’ve been fans and attendees of Heating the Midwest since it started and are really looking forward to having it take place alongside the International Biomass Conference & Expo.”

Heating the Midwest will be held on April 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and will bring together leaders of the woody and agricultural biomass industry interested in supporting and expanding the use of biomass for heat and combined-heat-and-power in the Midwest.

“I think colocating Heating the Midwest with the International Biomass Conference & Expo will allow attendees to extend their learning into new biomass applications,” said Brian Brashaw, chairman of the Heating the Midwest steering committee.

Heating the Midwest attendees will have an opportunity to visit the trade show floor on Monday night at the IBCE’s opening reception. The IBCE will continue through Thursday, April 23 and is expected to attract nearly 1,500 attendees.

Established in 2011, Heating the Midwest represents more than 200 industry, government, non-profit, university and tribal organizations committed to increasing awareness, education and outreach for heating with biomass in the Midwest. Heating the Midwest promotes thermal biomass to a large constituency, including government policymakers and entities, institutions, municipalities, businesses and consumers.

The IBCE, organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine, brings current and future producers of biomass-derived power and thermal energy, pellets, biogas and biofuels with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policymakers.