Delegates will hear Thomas Hobby speak on Liquid Fuels from Woody Biomass
– for immediate release June 22, 2015 –
VANCOUVER, BC – Thomas Hobby, the Chief Executive Officer of Highbury Energy Inc., will be speaking on the topic ‘Liquid Fuels from Woody Biomass’ at the British Columbia-Korea Trade and Investment Forum in Vancouver.
Mr. Hobby has worked over 25 years in the forestry, agriculture and biomass energy sectors, and has more than 10 years of bioenergy commercialization and executive experience. A Professional Agrologist in British Columbia, he has worked in education, farm and forest management, commercial agricultural lending, natural resources academic research and start-ups, and has led non-proﬁts. His company has conducted extensive research into renewable energies including pilot-scale pyrolysis, gasification and combustion of biomass and coals, and he has been interviewed by national and provincial media on a myriad of forest industry topics including forest fuels management, non-timber resources and bioenergy.
Highbury Energy is engaged in a joint BCBN-KETEP project with the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) to adapt KIER’s Fischer-Tropsch process to use syngas from Highbury’s unique gasifier in order to produce renewable diesel or jet fuel from BC biomass.
Held in Burnaby, BC on June 23 and 24, the BC-Korea Trade and Investment Forum was created to strengthen the economic ties between BC and Korea. Participating in it will be Korean government representatives along with a wide range of businesses with a focus on agrifoods, technology, forestry and bioenergy. It comes in the wake of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) engineered by the federal Government and ratified in January, 2015.
South Korea is BC’s fourth-largest goods export destination, and Canada’s third-largest trading partner in Asia.
For information about Highbury Energy Inc., visit www.highburybiofuels.com