Delegates from across the world are in Prince George today for the 7th bi-annual International BioEnergy Conference & Exhibition.

The event is centered around things like climate change, safety workshops, and BC’s fibre situation.

Event Manager Cam McAlpine hopes says bringing these many professionals together will promote great ideas and international business.

“We’ve learned a lot over the years from Europe in terms of technology and equipment around the conversation of biomass into energy,” he says, “Asia, same sort of thing, although a lot of the discussions with Asia is around sourcing fibre for their energy needs.”

He believes what is shared now could affect BC tomorrow.

“We want to bring ideas and business opportunities to North-Central BC. We believe, over the years, the conference has contributed to building the economy and creating jobs in North-Central BC.”

There is a wood pellet safety workshop all day today before the conference proper begins tonight and UNBC. The conference wraps up on Friday.