On November 22, 2011, the Montreal office of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce organized the "Second German Canadian Conference on Bioenergy" in Guelph, Ontario.
The event was part of the "German Canadian Partnership Program", initiated and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology with aim to promote the export of renewable energy. The Canadian German Chamber was able to welcome seven German companies in this bioenergy program in order to share their expertise working in various areas related to development of those projects of biogas (Biogas Weser-Ems, EnviTec Biogas, MT-Energie), the pretreatment of waste to produce biogas (Biogas Solutions Dynergy , Wackerbauer Umwelttechnik) CHP stations (2G Energietechnik) and the gasification technology of wood (Ulmo Verfahrenstechnik Beteiligung).
The conference of November 22, 2011 was introduced by Susanne Ritter, Director of the Canadian German Chamber of the Regional Office Québec & Eastern Canada. About 100 specialists of the bioenergy sector, government officials, associations and research institutes have benefited from this conference to discuss the latest developments and challenges in bioenergy in Canada.
Here are the speakers who were present:
• Antje Kramer, eclareon
• Daniel Hölder, German Bioenergy Association
• Christopher Rees, Canadian Bioenergy Association
• Jürgen Ullrich, Ulmo Verfahrenstechnik Beteiligung
• Jens Hauser, GFA Envest
• Dagmar Burhop, Farm Credit Canada
• Dr. Hans Friedmann, German Biogas Association
• Jennifer Green, AgriEnergy Producers' Association of Ontario
• René Püschel, Biogas Weser-Ems
• Claudia Wackerbauer, Wackerbauer Umwelttechnik
• Tom Lawson, EnviTec Biogas
• Joseph Puntoni, MT-Energie
• Dieter Freinecker, Dynergy Biogas Solutions
• January Buijk, 2G Energietechnik
The presence of Canadian and German speakers enabled the public to discover the different challenges and opportunities that bioenergy industry faces today and in the future. Breaks during the conference, lunch, networking and hospitality were appreciated by the participants and allowed them to engage in dialogue and explore business opportunities.
With the Canadian Partnership Program German, representatives of German companies named above were able to meet many potential partners in individual meetings organized by the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Trade, the Montreal office during the week from 21 to 25 November 2011.