The Canadian BioDesign Conference "Enabling the Canadian Bioeconomy Strateg...

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Sarnia, ON N7S 1P6

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The 2nd annual Canadian BioDesign Conference and Workshop – Industry Consultations for the Implementation the Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy


BioDesign is the vehicle that will enable Canada to become a leader in the development of biomass value chains. The demand for resource stocks, including biomass is expected to reach 130 billion tons by 2050, up from 50 billion in 2014. The for-profit and not-for-profit sectors have an opportunity to drive a deeper level of innovation and sustainable development of the agricultural and forestry sectors.

BioDesign will promote the highest valorization of Canadian biomass and residuals while promoting the objectives of a reduced carbon footprint and effective stewardship of resources. The development of a vigorous bioeconomy is the platform that will help society address environmental challenges and continue the evolution of biorefineries, clusters and innovation ecosystems. BioDesign supports the creation of a strong bioeconomy in Canada that integrates into a global circular economy.

In May 2019, BioDesign launched Canada’s first National Bioeconomy Strategy which reflects the views of more than 400 industry representatives from across the country. The Strategy recommends action on four key priority areas. The full report is available at: https://www.bincanada.ca/biodesign

In the coming weeks, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) and its BioDesign partners will apply for support from the Canadian government. It is our intention to develop an internationally recognized ecosystem that will support more effective collaborations to build anchor companies and value chains. We are inviting companies with biobased products with subsidiaries in Canada to join this initiative and work together with SMEs to implement their business and sustainability targets. With an emphasis on value chain creation, the multi-sectoral and geographically diverse nature of BioDesign can facilitate opportunities for industry by ensuring effective channels of communication and bringing together on a single platform the strengths of multiple regional ecosystems.

BIC and Lambton College Research and Innovation are concurrently organizing the 2nd annual Canadian BioDesign Conference with an accompanying Workshop. The objective of the event is to share perspectives on the Bioeconomy Strategy and its recommendations, gain feedback and commitment from the industry on the next steps for implementation.

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada and Lambton College Research and Innovation invite you and your company to participate in the 2nd annual Canadian BioDesign Conference and Workshop in Sarnia.



FINAL AGENDA:

8:30am – 9:00am: Registration

9:00am – 9:15am: Opening Remarks
Speaker: A.J. (Sandy) Marshall, Executive Director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)

9:15am – 10:15am: Panel 1: Establishing Biomass Supply and Stewardship

Facilitator: Murray McLaughlin, Advisor, Forest Products Innovation (FPInnovations)

  • Brian Cofell, General Manager, the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative (CSPC)
  • Jordan Solomon, President and Chief Executive Officer, ECOSTRAT Inc.
  • Sandy Ferguson, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Business Development, Conifex Timber Inc.

10:15am – 10:30am: Break

10:30am – 11:15am: Panel 2: Building Strong Companies and Value Chains
Facilitator: Shauna Carr, Economic Development Officer, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP)

  • Alex Ward, President of Canada Research, Origin Materials
  • Alain Bourdages, Vice-President of Innovation and Energy, Resolute Forest Products
  • Hamdy Khalil, Senior Global Director for Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Woodbridge Foam Corporation

11:15am – 12:00pm: Panel 3: Building Strong Sustainable Ecosystems
Facilitator: Austin Beggs, Chief Executive Officer and Partner, TALM Services Inc.

  • Chris Walton, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bio-economy (CRIBE)
  • Rod Badcock, Executive Director, Nova Scotia Innovation Hub
  • A.J. (Sandy) Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

12:30pm – 12:50pm: Luncheon Announcement
Speaker: Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Executive Dean, Applied Research and Innovation of Lambton College

Lambton College announcing new Bio-industrial Process Research Centre-Technology Access Centre (BPRC-TAC) and Industrial Research Chair for Colleges (IRCC) grant awarded to Lambton College faculty, Dr. Baoling Chen.

1:00pm – 2:15pm: Panel 4: New Partnerships and Projects in the Bio-sector
Facilitator: Rob Nicol, Manager, Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre (BPRC), Lambton College

  • John Almey, Application Scientist, GreenMantra Technologies
  • Kalsi Sukhdev, Project Manager, DMT Bioproducts
  • Anna Maveal, Process Optimization Manager, Motif Labs
  • Ian McGregor, Co-founder and CTO, Drystill Technologies Inc.

2:15pm – 2:30pm: Break

2:30pm – 3:45 pm: Panel 5: The BioDesign Workshop
Facilitator: A. J. (Sandy) Marshall, Executive Director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

This Workshop will provide an opportunity for the members of the BioDesign Consortium to consult with its industry and academic partners to validate its action plan to address the priorities and recommendations identified in the Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy issued in April 2019.

3:45pm – 4:00pm: Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Executive Dean, Applied Research and Innovation of Lambton College

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Wine and Cheese Reception




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