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Media release

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Update to Yorke and Mid North Bioenergy Forum venue

Due to strong demand for places the Yorke and Mid North Bioenergy Forum will now be held at the Balaklava Golf Club, Friday 21 September, 8.30 am until 2.30 pm

The Yorke and Mid-North Bioenergy Forum will this week provide local businesses with an opportunity to learn more about bioenergy options for electricity and heat production and connect with biomass suppliers.

Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan will now open the Forum this Friday at the Balaklava Golf Club, after a venue change prompted by strong demand for places at the event.

The Forum will include presentations on bioenergy opportunities and technologies available for the region, investment and grant opportunities, as well as regionally specific case studies.

The Bioenergy Roadmap for South Australia has identified the Yorke and Mid-North Region as one of the most prospective areas in the State for bioenergy production.

This week’s Forum will provide an opportunity for businesses to learn more about how to be involved and benefit from this developing industry.

Speakers confirmed for the Forum include:

  • Peter Wadewitz - Managing Director, Peats Soil & Garden Supplies and BiobiN Technologies
  • Malcolm Douglas - Sales and Marketing Manager, Australian Tartaric Products
  • Tim Johnson - Project Manager/Consultant, Jacobs
  • Ben Edser - Development Manager, AAM Investment Group
  • Hamish Jolly - Director, Biogass Renewables
  • Matthew Johnson - Chief Technical Officer, 1414 Degrees
  • Dr Chris Colby - Principal Consultant & Managing Director, Colby Industries

The Forum will run from 8.30 am until 2.30 pm on Friday September 21.

The Forum has been developed in partnership with the Department for Energy and Mining, Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North, the Legatus Group and the Regional Council of Goyder.

You can still register online at: Bioenergy Forum Tickets

To view the Bioenergy Roadmap, visit