Achieving a low carbon future will be challenging and will require a comprehensive portfolio of technologies and policy measures. Sustainable biomass can play an important role in such low carbon scenarios but enhanced efforts are critical to accelerate its deployment. Natural Resources Canada is hosting a Bioenergy for the Future conference taking place Nov. 27 in Ottawa in advance of Scaling Up Bio. This event will highlight the public release of the IEA Technology Roadmap on Bioenergy. This roadmap provides modelling and scenario analysis confirming that bioenergy can make significant contribution to the carbon savings required by to address climate change.