Opening Remarks

Dr. Brenda Kenny, Emissions Reduction Alberta Board Member and Past President and CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Dr. Don Smith, Scientific Director, BioFuelNet Canada

Plenary 1: The Challenge: Greenhouse Gas Ambitions in Canada

How can Canada balance its aggressive GHG reduction targets with long term investments in carbon-based infrastructure and energy systems?

Moderator: Dr. Brenda Kenny, Emissions Reduction Alberta Board Member and Past President and CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

Matt Jones, Director General, Climate Policy Office, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Canada's Climate Goals and International Commitments

Katie Sullivan, Director, The Americas & Climate Finance, International Emissions Trading Association
Leading the Way: Canada's Global Leadership Opportunity in a Post-Paris World

Malini Giridhar, Vice President, Market Development, Public & Government Affairs, Enbridge
Bio Fuels for Heating and Transportation

Health Break
Plenary 2: BioCleantech to Meet Canada's Economic and Climate Goals

How can Canada capture the potential of BioCleantech, which can ensure many high quality jobs and utilize Canada's abundant biomass resources within existing infrastructure?

Moderator: Chris Johnstone, Director General, Clean Technology, Innovation and Jobs, ‎Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Dr. Susan Wood-Bohm, Executive Director, Biological GHG Management Program, Alberta Innovates & Emissions Reduction Alberta
Why Is BioCleantech Right for Canada?

Dr. Jamie Stephen, Managing Director, TorchLight Bioresources on Behalf of Alberta Innovates
How Can BioCleantech Reduce Emissions? Examples from Alberta & Ontario

Dr. Warren Mabee, Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development & Implementation, Queen's University
The Role of BioCleantech in Meeting 2030 and 2050 GHG Targets in Canada

Plenary 3: Panel on Managing Risks - Market, Policy, Public Perception, Feedstocks, and Technology

What are the major risks associated with developing and deploying BioCleantech, and how can these be effectively managed?

Moderator: Ziyad Rahme, VP Partnerships, Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Jordan Solomon, President & CEO, Ecostrat
Feedstock Supply

Dr. Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, Global Risk Assessment Services
Sustainability & Public Perception

Jeffrey Jacobs, President & CEO, Ensyn
Technology Developer & Strategics Perspective

Barry Wortzman, Vice President, Business Development, GreenField Specialty Alcohols
Investment Encouraged by Policy


Moderator: Dr. Claudia Krywiak, Vice President Corporate Development, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change
The Role of BioCleantech in Ontario's Climate Change Strategy

Plenary 4: Large-Scale Biomass Use for Biofuels and Bioenergy - Examples from Around the World

How can Canada learn from successful deployment of large scale BioCleantech in other jurisdictions to ensure domestic success?

Moderator: Frank Des Rosiers, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Energy Technology, Natural Resources Canada

Deborah Keedy, Head of Biomass Procurement, Drax Power
Large-Scale Biomass Use for Bioenergy

Dr. Heli Antila, Chief Technology Officer, Fortum
Heating Large Cities with Biomass

Marie-Hélène Labrie, Senior Vice-President, Government Affairs and Communications, Enerkem
Deployment of Large-Scale Biorefineries: The Case of Enerkem

Health Break
Plenary 5: BioCleantech as the Basis for a Sustainable Economy

How can a focus on creating green jobs and reducing GHG emissions now lead to development of an innovation-driven bioeconomy in the future?

Moderator: Greg Meredith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Bradley Young, Executive Director, National Aboriginal Forestry Association
BioCleanTech Forum: Perspectives from the Indigenous Forest Sector

Dr. Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, International Sustainability & Carbon Certification
BioCleantech to Meet Global Environmental and Social Goals

Plenary 6: Clean Natural Resources in Canada

Moderator: Dr. Susan Wood-Bohm, Executive Director, Biological GHG Management Program, Alberta Innovates/Emissions Reduction Alberta

Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Natural Resources

Innovation Showcase & Food Fair at the Château Laurier

Alberta Spotlight

Pat Guidera, Director, Forest Technology, Alberta Innovates
Supporting Innovation in the BioCleantech Sector

Amanda Bambrick, Senior Policy Advisor, Alberta Environment and Parks
Support for Bioenergy Producers in Alberta

Elizabeth Shirt, Director, Policy and Planning, Emissions Reduction Alberta
Emissions Reduction Alberta Methane Challenge

Dinner and Address

Moderator: Rob Cumming, Director of Environment, LafargeHolcim

Dr. Dan Wicklum, CEO, Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance
Supporting Innovation and Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Canada's Oil Sands – A Role for BioCleantech?