Track 4: Business Development

Session 1: Biomass Processing

Monday, November 23, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Chair: David Dodds, Dodds & Associates

Biocoal Production with CarbonFX Technology: A First Commercial Plant
Sylvain Bertrand, Airex Energy

Partnerships and Validation in Technology Commercialization: Steeper Energy’s Experience

Sergios Karatzos, Steeper Energy

Mechanocatalytic Conversion of Cellulose to Sugar (CTSTM)
Len Eddy, Alliance BioEnergy +, Inc.

Lethbridge Biogas – Opportunities & Challenges of Bioenergy Production in Alberta
Stefan Michalski, Lethbridge Biogas

Carbon Neutral Fuels with Direct Air Capture – Technical and BD Perspectives
Geoff Holmes, Carbon Engineering

Advanced Energy Research Facility – Facilitating the Development and Implementation of Innovative Waste to Bio-products Technologies
Duke DuPlessis, Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions

Session 2: Bioproducts from Feedstocks

Monday, November 23, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: TBD
Chairs: Jeff Bell, Alberta Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Ontario’s Success Story on Climate Change – An Update on OPG’s Coal to Biomass Conversions
Brent Boyko, Ontario Power Generation

Hollow Mesoporous Silica Microspheres: Potential for Increased Fermentation and Enzymatic Process Productivity
Mathilde Gosselin, Materium Innovation

Producing PolyCarbon Solid Fuels from Agriculture and Forest Biomass Waste
Dale Leire, New Earth Waste Technologies

Commercializing Alberta’s Promising Biofibre Industry: Growing the Value Chain from the Middle
Dan Madlung, BioComposites Group

MAPKA: The Impact of Cellulosic Fibers in Plastic Compounds
Fukuji Saotome, Eco Bio Plastics Midland

Session 3: Downstream Value-Added Products

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Chair: David Dodds, Dodds & Associates

Biomass Residues to Biochar – Then What?
Keith Driver, Biochar Now

Bringing BioProducts to Market
Ray Bergstra, TerraVerdae BioWorks

Commercialization of Renewable Nylon Intermediates
Ray Miller, Verdezyne

DuPont Industrial BioSciences
Maggie Cervin, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Adding Value to Lignin
Eddie Peace, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.