Biomass North Forum 2016
Climate Action Forum

The Climate Action Forum took place on October 26th and was focused on showcasing how biomass will play an integral role in decarbonizing Canada’s economy. This event covered a diverse scope of topics – from value chains to energy to innovation - while expert speakers demonstrated how biomass can combat climate change.

View the Forum Program for full details on panels and topics, as well as speaker biographies.


Don’t Sweat the Zombie Apocalypse
Dawn Lambe
Executive Director - Biomass North Development Centre

Impacts of Climate Change: Why and How we Must Act Now

Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan
Dawn Lambe
Executive Director - Biomass North Development Centre

Let's Do It! Impacts of Climate Change
Bengt-Erik Löfgren
CEO - ÄFAB/Swedish Pellet Association

Forest Industry Climate Change Challenge
Kate Lindsay
Director of Environmental Regulations and Conservation Biology – FPAC

Climate Action in Buildings and Homes

Tackle Climate Change - Use Wood
Marianne Berube
Executive Director - Wood WORKS! Ontario

Biomass District Heating - Commercial and Small Scale Municipalities
Andreas Wintzer
Commercial and Biomass Manager – Viessmann

The Biomass Heating Community Map
Dutch Dresser
Founding Director – Maine Energy Systems

Climate Action in Transportation

Accelerating Biomass in Commercial Fleets
Roger Smith
Executive Director - Fleet Challenge

R&D Activities of the BDDC in the Area of Biocomposites for Mitigating the Climate Change
Nima Zarrinbakhsh
Research Program Operator - University of Guelph, Bioproducts Discovery & Development Centre

Creating Alternative Fuels From Your Wasted Organic Assets
Randy Cluff
Business Development - CCI BioEnergy Inc

Decarbonizing Industry and Business

Developing a Low-Carbon Chemistry Value Chain in Ontario
Sandy Marshall
Executive Director - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Opportunities for Innovation in Bioenergy
Johnathan Martin
Program Leader, Bioenergy Systems for Viable Stationary Applications - National Research Council Canada

Energy and Sustainable Forest Products
Lyle Biglow
Manager, Engineering Development and Procurement - Tembec

First Nations Insights & Perspectives

Understanding First Nations Governance and Bridging Communications Gaps
Jason Laronde
Director of Lands and Resources - Union of Ontario Indians

First People's Prosperity - Products and Service
Denise Hardy
Special Initiatives Advisor – Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

Lessons Learned in Community Energy Planning with Biomass
Mylon Ollila
Energy Resources Manager and Governance Strategic Officer - Wahgoshig First Nation

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