MARKET DEVELOPMENT
Within the MARKET DEVELOPMENT segment, targeted presentations and panels will set the table for a comprehensive overview of the current market potential and deployment of the forest bioeconomy. Noteworthy private and public international companies will provide pertinent examples of their current projects and initiatives underway. Furthermore, government representatives and policy organizations will describe the accessible funding to support innovation networks and clusters, and depict the tangible impacts for the industry and its stakeholders.




Market Development Program
Tuesday, February 6
Room: Square Dorchester
11:00 - 12:00
Market Development
''Lignin valorization by making biobased aromatic chemicals and materials''
Ludo Diels , VITO, Belgium
13:30 - 15:00
PANEL 1: Accelerating the development of the bioeconomy
Moderator: Matthew Schacker, NRCan/CFS
Focusing on accelerating the development of the bioeconomy, this panel will address issues and challenges associated with sustainable use of forestry biomass, social acceptability and socio-economic benefits for the local communities, reinforced policy interaction and stakeholder engagement, standards of bio-based products and effective strategies to bring them into the Canadian and export markets. The eminent experts of this panel represent the business, academic and government actors, who play an active role in the Forestry industry.

PANELISTS:
Constant Awashish, Grand-Chef/Président, Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw
Anne-Hélène Mathey, NRCan/CFS
Melanie Pinatton and Priya Patel, CSA Group
Paul Stuart, Polytechnique Montréal
Anis Benamor, CRIBIQ
Mark F. DeAndrea, Domtar BioMaterials
15:30 - 17:30
Market Development
Session Chair: Marzouk Benali, NRCan/CanmetENERGY
15:30
''The IEA Perspective for Biorefining in a Growing Bioeconomy''
Bert Annevelink , Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
16:15
''Zambezi Biorefinery: “Pure” glucose from 2nd generation feedstocks''
Ed de Jong, Avantium
16:45
''Lyocell as the basis for developing a new sustainable bio-product at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited''
Michelle Gosse, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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