Biomass North Forum 2016
Bioeconomy Seminar

On October 25th, the day’s leading event - the Building a Regional Bioeconomy Seminar - was focused on bioeconomy development at the community scale, involving regional collaborations among municipal, First Nations, industry and government proponents throughout the value chain.

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


The Swedish Perspective - Heating, Refrigeration and Electricity Production from Biomass
Bengt-Erik Löfgren
CEO - ÄFAB/Swedish Pellet Association

From Local Challenges to Regional Solutions: Building a Regional Bioeconomy

The Northern Ontario Bioeconomy Strategy: It’s Time for Action
Francis Gallo
Project Director - Biomass North Development Centre

BioCleantech Opportunities for Reducing Ontario’s GHG Emissions
Jamie Stephen
Managing Director - TorchLight Bioresources

The Path Forward for a Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada: The Role of the CCFM
Matthew Bock
Policy Analyst – Natural Resources Canada

Building a Forest-Based Regional Bioeconomy

Turning the Corner on Forest Based Feedstock: the Key to Bio-based Success
Scott Wiebe
Executive Director – CRIBE

Community Sustainability Initiative (CSI)
Craig Toset
Community Development Advisor – Whitesand First Nation

Small Scale Carbon Neutral Combined Heat and Power Technology: Economic Models and Benefits
Andre Mech
Principal - MECH and ASSOCIATES

Building an Agri-Based Regional Bioeconomy

Building a Bio-Hybrid Chemistry Cluster in Sarnia Lambton
Sandy Marshall
Executive Director - Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Sustainable Biojet / Green Diesel Solutions
Mike Cey
Director of Corporate Initiatives - Ag-West Bio Inc.

Challenges and Opportunities for biogas fuelled CHP systems in Ontario
Jan Buijk
CEO - EPS AB Energy Canada Ltd.

Biomass production in Canada: Opportunities and challenges
Naresh Thevathasan
Research Manager and Adjunct Professor - University of Guelph

Building an Urban-Based Regional Bioeconomy

Creating Community Based Energy Using Recovered Organics
Randy Cluff
Business Development - CCI BioEnergy Inc

Developing Toronto's Local Wood Utilization Industry
Rob McMonagle
Senior Advisor, Green Economy - City of Toronto

An Integrated and Holistic Approach to Sustainable, Low Carbon Energy System Planning and the Urban Bioeconomy
Nicole Risse
Executive Director – Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA)

Support Mechanisms for a Regional Bioeconomy

A Presentation on the Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation
Carmelo Notarbartolo
General Manager - Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation

Being Successful in the 21st Century Bioeconomy: Democratic Unionism and Blended Skilled Knowledge Workers
Kristopher Stevens
President - Centre of a Circle Consultants

BioTalent Canada: Accessing the Funding and Talent You Need
Stephen Zrudlo
Business Development & Partnerships Officer - BioTalent Canada

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