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Forest Products Association of Canada Meeting

“Advances in Biorefining of Woody Biomass”
 Pre-Conference Event- Tuesday, October 9
Open to all Pacific Rim Summit Attendees- register using link below

 The Forest Products Association of Canada’s Biopathways Partnership Network meeting on Tuesday, October 9 at the Westin Bayshore is open to Pacific Rim Summit attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
 
 The meeting will start at 9:30 AM and will conclude in time for attendees to join the BIO Pacific Rim Summit Welcoming Reception in the Westin Bayshore Ballroom Foyer.
 
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  Agenda

9:30 am – 10:00 am          Opening Remarks and Roundtable Introductions
10:00 am – 10:15 am       Context setting – Biopathways Opportunities (Paul Lansbergen, FPAC)
 

Advances in Biorefining Technologies

10:15 am – 10:45 am       Ethanol and chemicals from cellulosic biomass
(Dennis Leong, Beta Renewables / Chemtex)
10:45 am – 11:15 am       Sugars to Glycol (Mark Kirby, S2G Biochemicals Inc.)
11:15 am – 11:45 pm       PXLK bioplastic from xylose (Olga Selifonova, Reluceo)
 
11:45 am – 1:30 pm         Lunch and Networking
 

Panel:  Reality Check

1:30 pm – 1:40 pm           Opening Remarks from the moderator (Stephanie Batcherlor, BIO)
1:40 pm – 1:50 pm           Perspectives from the Forest Products Industry (Paul Lansbergen, FPAC)
1:50 pm – 2:10 pm           Is the biorefining opportunity space shifting? (Tom Browne, FPInnovations)
2:10 pm – 2:30 pm           Perspective of an investor and green chemical company (David Bookbinder, Tandem Expansion Fund and Pinova)
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm           Discussion
 
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm           Coffee and Networking Break
 

The Future of Biorefining

3:15 pm – 3:40 pm           Producing pure feedstock streams from wood biomass (Mike Rushton, Lignol)
3:40 pm – 4:05 pm           Biorefining and the forest industry and technology engineering perspective
                                (Jim Wearing, NORAM Engineering and Constructors)
4:05 pm – 4:30 pm           The Business/Policy climate for biorefining (Jack Huttner, Huttner Strategies)
4:30 pm – 4:45pm            Concluding Discussion and Next Steps
 

 World Economic Forum Meeting

"3B Platform: biorefineries, biotechnology and bioenergy in North America"
 
Post-Conference Event- Friday, October 12 
Invitation Only
 
 The World Economic Forum (WEF) will hold a special invitation-only workshop on biorefinery platforms at the Westin Bayshore immediately following the BIO Pacific Rim Summit on the afternoon of October 12. For more information, including questions about the registration process, please contact Tatiana Babakina at Tatiana.babakina@weforum.org.