DETAILED PROGRAM
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
AM
8:30 - 10:00
RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT & INNOVATION
Room: Square Dorchester
Session Chair: Olumoye Ajao, NRCan/CanmetENERGY
8:30
“Bioconversion of lignocellulosic residues by anaerobic processes"
Elizabeth Edwards, University of Toronto
9:30
''Experimental and techno-economic assessment of an integrated process for wood barks valorization''
Adrien Faye, National Research Council (NRC)
8:30 - 12:00
Student Competition - Innovation in the Canadian Forest Sector
Room: Notre-Dame
The objective of the competition is to connect students and the main innovation players of the paper industry (industry representatives, universities, college technology transfer centers, government research centers, etc.) in order to propose solutions to a given industrial problem. In order to do this, participants will be divided into different roundtables: one per participating company.
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10:00 - 10:30
Networking Session in Tradeshow
Room: Van Horne
10:30 - 12:00
RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT & INNOVATION
Room: Square Dorchester
10:30
Opening: ''Key initiatives of the Governement of Canada''
Jim Carr, Minister, Natural Resources Canada
Session Chair: Jean Hamel, FPInnovations
10:45
Panel 2: Alternative renewable fuels for transport
Panelists:
Fred Ghatala, Green Aviation Research and Development Network
Geoffrey Tauvette, Fuel and Environment, Westjet
Keith Lawless, Business Sustainability and Improvement, Air Transat
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.
12:00 - 13:00
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
Keynote presentation by Luigi Lazzareschi, Chief Executive Officer, Sofidel Group
His presentation will lead the Tissue Masters’ sessions following the luncheon, as part of the Papermaking Program. Mr. Lazzareschi will take this opportunity to provide his views as a major producer in the tissue sector.
Room: Place du Canada
PM
13:00 - 13:30
Networking Session in Tradeshow
Room: Van Horne
13:30 - 15:00
RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT & INNOVATION
Room: Square Dorchester
Session Chair: Peter Milley, Queen’s University
13:30
''Artificial Intelligence for Renewable Energy Management at off Remote Sites''
Devashish Paul , BluWave Inc., Artificial Intelligence for Clean Energy, Canada
14:30
''Experimental, techno-economic and environmental assessment of lignin fractionation''
Olumoye Ajao , NRCan/CanmetENERGY
15:00 - 15:30
Networking Session in Tradeshow
Room: Van Horne
15:30 - 17:00
RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT & INNOVATION
Room: Square Dorchester
Session Chair: Olumoye Ajao, NRCan/CanmetENERGY
15:30
''Lignin Properties: Towards Standardized Methods, Protocols and Policies''
Jeaidi Jawad, NRCan/CanmetENERGY
15:50
''Global optimization of bioproduct portofolio management in the biorefinery''
Ludovic Montastruc, INP-ENSIACET
16:10
''Apparent structural hydrophobicity of cellulose nanocrystals''
Charles Bruel, École Polytechnique
16:30
''Hydrophobic surface modification of CNC by cationic surfactant rheological insight''
Dhriti Khandal, École Polythechnique
17:00 - 18:30
NETWORKING RECEPTION in tradeshow
Room: Van Horne

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