Ontario’s Agricultural Biomass Based Activated Biocarbon

This workshop aims to provide valuable insights and practical knowledge on valorization of local biomass with circular economy.

Date: March 22, 2024 – Friday (10 AM – 2 PM)

Meeting Room 3504, Richards
School of Engineering, University of Guelph,
50 Stone Rd. E. Ontario, CANADA N1G 2W1


During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

– Gain in-depth understanding of technologies to produce biocarbon

– Learn practical tips and techniques from industry experts on applications of biocarbon and potential carbon credits

– Network with peers and professionals in the field

Here is a brochure detailing the workshop agenda and topics covered by our speakers.

To book a free parking at the University of Guelph, please click here and submit the details. We will get back to you on the free parking spot for the day at UoG.


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