Track 3: Growing the Bioeconomy

Session 1: Social License

Monday, November 23, 2015, 10:00 – 11:40am
Location: TBD
Chair: Warren Mabee, Queen’s University

The Promise and Peril of Securing Social License in the New Energy Economy
John Parkins, University of Alberta

Alberta’s Environmental Farm Plan and Sustainable Sourcing

Paul Watson, Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta

Public Preferences for Planting Genetically Improved Poplars on Public Land for Biofuel Production in Western Canada
Curtis Rollins, University of Alberta

Production of FT-Diesel via Poplar Gasification
Brad Saville, University of Toronto

Canadian Forest Service: Promoting Bioproduct Use in the Oil Sands
Nafis Karim, Natural Resources Canada

Session 2: Finance and Investment

Monday, November 23, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: TBD
Chairs: Marty Luckert, University of Alberta

A Spatial Real Options Approach to Assessing the Potential of Poplar Energy Plantations on Agriculture Land in Western Canada
Grant Hauer, University of Alberta

Financial Analysis of Hybrid Poplar Production in Western Canada as a Potential Feedstock for Bioethanol
Jay Anderson, University of Alberta

Volatility Spillovers Between Biofuel-Related Markets: Ethanol and Hardwood Pulp in Canada
Feng Qiu, University of Alberta

An Introduction to the Alberta Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS)
Jordan Hayes, Silvacom

Session 3: Government Policy

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Chair: Vic Adamovicz, University of Alberta

Alberta’s Bioenergy Sector: Report Card & Strategy Framework
Doug Hooper, Alberta Bioenergy Producers Group

Ethanol Production from Hybrid Poplar in Canada: A General Equilibrium Analysis
Hawley Campbell, University of Alberta

Green Information Systems for Competitiveness and Collaboration in Alberta’s Bio-Industrial Sector
Mike Kennedy, Green Analytics

The Chemical Elimination, Substitution and Reduction Initiative
Amy Elefson, Government of Alberta