Track 1 – Agriculture and Forestry

Session 1: Sustainable Materials

Monday, November 23, 2015, 10:00 – 11:40am
Location: TBD
Chair: Jonathan Curtis, University of Alberta

Application of Pulped Natural Fibres in Thermoplastic Composites
John Wolodko, University of Alberta

Natural Fibre Biocomposites from Carbon Dioxide Based Biopolymer Blend and Switchgrass
Eugene Enriquez, University of Guelph

Thermal Insulation Board Based on Miscanthus Residual Fibers
Juan Pablo Cárdenas, Universidad de La Frontera and University of Guelph
Abrasion Resistant Pipeline Coatings from Nano Cellulose Reinforced Polyurethane
Xiaohua Kong, University of Alberta

Agro-Forestry Composites: From Development to Commercialization
Tam Teckle, TTS

Session 2: Nanomaterials and Applications

Monday, November 23, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: TBD
Chair: Gordon Giles, Alberta Innovates Technology futures

Trying to Create Something Big Out of Nano
Geoff Clarke, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

Co-Production of Bioethanol and Cellulose Nanocrystals from Woody Biomass
Janet Dai, University of Alberta

Cellulose Nanocrystals as a Template to Eradicate Bacterial Infaction
Belinda Heyne, University of Calgary

Controlled Release of Antibiotics from Catheter Coatings Containing CNC/Drug Nanocomplexes
David Plackett, University of British Columbia

Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline Cellulose-Fibroin Nanocomposites via Associated b-sheet Crystallite
Wei-Zheng Shen, Ingenuity Lab, University of Alberta

Stimuli Responsive Switchable Membranes for Oil-Water Separation
Sinoj Abraham, Ingenuity Lab, University of Alberta

Session 3: Feedstock Supplies and Logistics

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Chair: Randy Wesalake, Alberta Innovates Phytola Centre, University of Alberta

Castor Oil is Uniquely Useful for Industrial Uses
Thomas McKeon, USDA-ARS Western Regional Research Center

How Low Can You Go? Low-Input Biomass Production and Lowest-Cost Logistics Analysis
Joy Agnew, Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute

Monitoring Moisture and Inorganic Contents of Forest Harvest Residues for Energy Production Purposes
Mahdi Vaezi, University of Alberta

Inventory & Characterization of Alberta Pulp Mill By-Products
Trevor April, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Potential of Agriculture and Forestry Residues on Reducing GHG Emission Intensity of Oil Sands-Derived Synthetic Crude Oil in Alberta
Murlidhar Gupta, Natural Resources Canada

Towards Increasing the Global Supply of Oil from Terrestrial Plants for Industrial Applications
Randall Weselake, Alberta Innovates Phytola Centre, University of Alberta