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April 28-April 30, 2014
Red Lion on Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 


The goal of this conference is to bring together the community of researchers, business leaders, government agencies, and economic development personnel to share and exchange research findings, ideas, and strategies for the common goal of sustainable development of wood-based bio-refineries for production of biofuels and co-products.


Want to present? Contact Vik Yadama at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to submit your abstract.
Deadline for poster presentation abstracts is April 11, 2014.

April 28, 2014 | A LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE
Overview of large-scale national and regional projects established to develop a wood-based biofuel industry in the Pacific Northwest.

April 29, 2014 | INTO THE DETAILS
Three parallel tracks featuring presentations and discussion relating to wood-based biofuels and co-products.

  • Getting Woody Biomass to the Conversion Site: Provide the most recent data and perspectives on acquiring, processing, and transporting woody biomass.
  • Ensuring Sustainability: Provide the latest research covering the economic, social and environmental issues surrounding woody biomass utilization.
  • Converting Lignocellulosic Materials to Products: Highlight the latest pretreatment and conversion technologies.

April 30, 2014 | CO-PRODUCTS
Presentations and discussion on co-product development from underutilized residual streams.



Why should you attend?

  • Meet project representatives from regional, national and global wood-based biofuel programs and hear program updates
  • Network with industry leaders, leading researchers, and community leaders interested in and focused on developing wood-based biofuels/co-products infrastructure
  • Learn regional, national and global perspectives for a sustainable wood-based biofuel industry in the Northwest United States

Unique Offering:
  • Timely research findings
  • Feedstocks of interest include forest slash, purpose-grown woody crops, small diameter timber from hazardous fuel treatments and forest health restoration projects
  • Participate in dedicated sessions covering
    -- transport and handling 
    -- conversion technologies 
    -- economic, environmental and social sustainability 
    -- co-product development
Interested in wood composites?
Attend the International Wood Composites Symposium right after the WBCC Conference!
Visit the IWCS website