The tcbiomass Conference, Rescheduled for 2022, is Now Accepting a Second Wave of Abstracts Through mid-December

November 16, 2021
Des Plaines, IL

In July, based on international travel restrictions imposed by COVID19, the tcbiomass conference slated for September 2021 at the historic Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Colorado was rescheduled to April 2022.

The international conference on thermochemical biomass conversion science is co-hosted by GTI and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and draws attendees from around the world.

Over 100 Abstracts submitted for oral and poster presentations had been submitted by the original deadline. A second wave of Abstracts submissions is now in progress through December 15, 2021. Previous submissions need not be resubmitted, although authors do have the opportunity to update their Abstracts if they feel the need to, but everything must be received by December 15.

“We will have a great slate of presentations lined up based on abstracts submitted earlier this year and the additional abstracts we anticipate receiving through mid-December,” said Vann Bush, GTI’s Vice President, Research Operations and tri-chair of the conference. “With the re-opening up of the U.S. borders to vaccinated international participants, we anticipate more international submissions which only enhances the quality of the conference.”

tcbiomass focuses on the science of thermochemical conversion of biomass and municipal solid waste (MSW) and its practical uses in processes to produce renewable gas (RNG), liquid fuels, and chemicals. This unique conference, with a theme of Achieving Net Zero Carbon Goals—The Role for Biomass, will highlight the essential role thermochemical conversion must play in the energy transition.

“In addition to four keynote talks, morning plenary sessions, presentations in parallel afternoon sessions (over 50 oral presentations altogether), there will be a terrific panel session with leaders of international organizations in key biofuels market segments,” added Bush. “As always, we have allotted significant time for engaging poster sessions, which offer student poster awards. The full program includes a welcome reception, a tour of impressive bioenergy laboratories on the NREL campus, and a dinner gala at the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences. This promises to be our best conference ever.”

Kyriakos Maniatis, conference tri-chair and recently retired Principal Administrator in the Directorate General for Energy, European Commission (DG ENER), added, “This conference is respected around the globe and it is the participation of the international community that makes it unique and world-class. We look forward to spending time with our international participants in the spring.”

“I consider tcbiomass to be among the pre-eminent conferences of its kind in the world,” said Robert Baldwin, conference tri-chair and Principal Scientist, National Bioenergy Center, NREL. “We at NREL continue to look forward to co-hosting the event and inviting participants to tour NREL’s campus as part of the conference in the spring.”

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About GTI

GTI is a leading research, development and training organization that has been addressing global energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for consumers, industry, and government for 80 years. GTI has unique capabilities in alternative energy development, including extensive experience in the design and operation of thermochemical conversion systems. Our programs focus on reducing market and technology risks through innovations and applied research and development.

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