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Top Scientists, Industry and Government Leaders to Gather for Major Biomass Conference

International gathering to focus on business successes, technology updates, facility tours

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Golden, Colo., Aug. 6, 1997 -- Media are invited to cover the conference in Montreal, Canada.

What: Scientists, financiers and industry and government leaders from North America, South America and Europe will focus on building a sustainable, profitable biomass business at the Third Biomass Conference of the Americas in Montreal. Scheduled presentations will cover all biomass applications, including energy production, chemicals, fuels and electricity generation. The success of utility-integrated biomass systems and the role of biomass in the reduction of greenhouse gases and global warming will also receive significant attention.

The conference will offer tours of some of the most advanced biomass facilities in Canada and the United States, including a biomass gasification project in Burlington, Vermont; a landfill-derived biogas plant in Montreal; a municipal solid waste combustion facility in Quebec City and biomass plantations in Cornwall, Ontario.

Where: LeCentre Sheraton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

When: August 24-29, 1997

Who: Conference sponsors include the U.S. Department Of Energy (DOE); Natural Resources, Canada; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Ministere de l'Energie et des Ressources naturelles du Quebec, and Centre québécois de valorisation des biomasses et des biotechnologies.

Covering the event: If you cannot attend the conference in person, telephone interviews with presenters and speakers can be arranged by calling Linda Palombo or Tracy Thiessen in the media room at 613-798-6607 during the conference. A copy of the program is enclosed. Conference details are available on the World Wide Web at http://www.nrel.gov./bioam.

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