RdVBiomasse 2021

Rendez-vous Biomasse 2021 – Symposium on forest biomass and its uses – Save the date!

A two-day event on forest biomass and its uses, in hybrid format (in person and online), broadcast from Carleton-sur-Mer via the Hopin platform

October 27 and 28, 2021
More details about the event and registration via Hopin 


This event will be held primarily in French, but international speakers will present in English.


Since 2018, the Pôle des technologies propres de la Gaspésie (Cleantech Cluster) has been working to implement solutions aimed at reducing GHG emissions from the McInnis cement plant (Port-Daniel, Quebec) by implementing an industrial CO2 symbiosis and developing the potential for upgrading forest biomass.

In addition to the work on the capture and transformation of CO2, the Pôle also focuses on the valorization of forest biomass as an alternative fuel in different economic sectors (fisheries, agrifood, forestry, etc.) in order to “green” their activities and consolidate the regional forest industry.

An alternative fuel is a fuel that replaces energy generated from fossil sources (eg diesel, coal, petroleum coke).

In this aspect of valuing forest biomass, this international conference aims to highlight best practices in applied research and to present innovative projects for the use of forest resources.


Objectives of the conference

  • Bring together the leading Quebec practitioners of the forest biomass valorization industry
  • Discover many potential uses of forest biomass as a decarbonization and GHG reduction agent
  • Highlight companies in Quebec and internationally that work on forest biomass development projects
  • Share the current knowledge of various experts in the field




Presentations from various businesses and organizations from Quebec, New Brunswick and Europe involved in valuing forest biomass in various forms.


Conferences already confirmed (order for information only)

Day 1 – Wednesday October 27, 2021

In opening
Indigenous blessing
Pôle des technologies propres de la Gaspésie
Conférence d’ouverture – Centre d’enseignement et de recherche en foresterie (CERFO)
Conseil de l’industrie forestière du Québec (CIFQ)
Association québécoise de la production d’énergie renouvelable (AQPER)

Applied research
École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
Consortium Horizon Bois
Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP)

Raw biomass
Laboratoire des technologies de la biomasse de l’Université de Sherbrooke
Vision Biomasse Québec
Coopérative forestière de la Matapédia
Votorantim cimentos

Bioénergie AE Côte-Nord (Rémabec Group)
Bioénergie La Tuque – BELT Project
CRB Innovations – ENERKEM
RéSolve Énergie
Bombardier – Projet SAF
H2v Énergies

Virtual networking – Hopin
Cocktail and free networking evening – In attendance



Day 2 – Thursday, October 28, 2021

ÄFAB – Allt inom Bioenergi & Förbränningsteknik – Sweden
Européenne de Biomasse – France
Perpetual Next – Netherlands
Biomass Solutions Biomasse (BSB) (Savoie Group)
Boisaco (Granulco)

Biochar Borealis
Airex Energy
Elkem Canada


Profile of expected attendees

  • Forest industries
  • Bio-based materials companies
  • Bioenergy equipment manufacturers
  • Stakeholders and municipal leaders
  • Economic development officers
  • Researchers
  • Infrastructure managers
  • Specialized media



Book early and take advantage of the “Early Bird” discount


Until September 26, 2021

Online via Hopin: $ 325 + fees
In person in Carleton-sur-Mer: $ 495, meals included, room extra

Book your room directly at the Gaspésie Convention Center (Hostellerie Baie Bleue)
Code: colloque RDV Biomasse
Room rate: $ 119 + taxes


Starting September 27, 2021

Online via Hopin: $ 375 + fees
In person in Carleton-sur-Mer: $ 575, meals included, room extra

Book your room directly at the Gaspésie Convention Center (Hostellerie Baie Bleue)
Code: colloque RDV Biomasse
Room rate: $ 119 + taxes

Registration via Hopin 


More information

Pôle des technologies propres de la Gaspésie
Guy Pardiac, General Manager
Telephone: 418-391-1417
Email: gpardiac@technologiespropres.com



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