Northern Ontario Bioeconomy Strategy: Consultation Sessions
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Biomass Innovation Centre and the Union of Ontario Indians have partnered to develop a Northern Ontario Bioeconomy Strategy – one which results in the production of valuable bioproducts and services, and is directly aligned with the Northern Growth Plan as well as federal and provincial objectives to shift to a lower-carbon economy.
The Strategy will look at major pillars within the bioeconomy with the intent of identifying available opportunities and potential barriers in each northern region, and work towards developing projects within each of these pillars. The four pillars include:
- Jurisdiciton Supply
- Bioenergy and Biofuels
- Biochemicals and Biocomposites
- Traditional Foods and Medicines
In February and March we will be hosting consultation sessions in six northern municipalities to share information on the Strategy framework, and to seek your input on the development of the Strategy. Each session will include:
- Overview of Northern Ontario Bioeconomy Strategy
- Discussion of regional opportunities and barriers
- Identify potential pilot projects for each region
- Next Steps
Individuals in the following sectors are strongly encouraged to attend:
Municipalities • First Nations • Economic developers • Sustainable Forest License holders • Wood processing facilities • Forest harvesters and contractors • Bioenergy and bioproducts sectors • Greenhouse operators • Forest equipment providers • Distributors of forest products or bioproducts • Forest, biomass or renewable energy consultants • Non-profit or community groups focused on sustainability, environment, energy
For further details please contact Francis Gallo at email@example.com or (705) 474-3450 x 4599.
Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
Biomass Innovation Centre
The Biomass Innovation Centre (BIC) is a centre for knowledge and support in the development of a robust bioeconomy in northern Ontario.
Our mandate of Educate>Develop>Implement means we will:
1) Develop biomass training materials and community seminars.
2) Contribute to the development of effective policies and best practices.
3) Encourage and support biomass-related projects through knowledge transfer.
The BIC is located at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontairo.