Tuesday February 6 at 13:30 / Room: Square Dorchester

Technical Panel: Accelerating the Development of the Bioeconomy

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.

MODERATOR: Matthew Schacker, NRCan/CFS

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
Wednesday February 7 at 10:30 / Room: Square Dorchester

Technical Panel: Alternative renewable fuels for transportation

In its 2018 edition, the organizing committee of BIOFOR International Conference is committed to underline the importance of the alternative renewable fuels as one of the solutions for a sustainable development of transportation. It is therefore with a great interest and pleasure we appealing to your expertise and engagement in this area to invite you as panelist in a round table that will spark some creative thinking and potential reliable, convenient and competitively priced solutions about alternatives to fossil fuels for the Canadian transportation sector. The expert panelists will debate on the most advance science and technology on the potential alternatives such as biofuels, natural gas and electricity along with addressing the issues and challenges associated with quality standards of these alternatives and their sustainability, existing and future laws and regulations, government incentives, readiness of the transportation sector, etc.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION by The Honorable Minister Jim Carr, Natural Resources Canada

Keith Lawless, Air Transat
Geoffrey Tauvette, Westjet

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