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November 5th, 2008

7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. Opening Address
Dr. Michel Desrochers, Director General, NRC - Biotechnology Research Institute (CANADA)

8:30 a.m.
 
 
Keynote address
Bioproducts: Significant Stakes for the 21st Century
Description: presentation of the stakes and challenges related to the development of industrial bioproducts early in the 21st century

Dr. Murray McLaughlin, President, McLaughlin Consultants (CANADA)

10:00 a.m.
Coffee Break Complimentary of Port Colborne

10:30 a.m.
Promising Business Models
Description: the speaker presents a few business models that have enjoyed some convincing results during the last years

Developing a Sustainable Biohybrid Economy in Southern Ontario
Mike Ireland, Senior Development Consultant, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (CANADA)

BIO-AMBER: From the Patent to Industrial Demonstration
Yvon Le Hénaff, General Manager, ARD Agro Industrie Recherches et Développements (FRANCE)

Jean-François Huc, President, DNP Green Technology (CANADA)

Industrial Biotechnology : New Business Options and Promising Business Models
Dr. Manfred Kircher, Chairman of the Board, CLIB 2021 (GERMANY)
12:00

Lunch

1:30 p.m.
Biomass: Accessibility and Durability
Description: presentation of the problematics of supplying and of the various qualities of biomass

Chair of session: Don Gosnell, Manager, Bioenergy Initiatives, Resource Tenures and Engineering Branch, Ministry of Forests and Range (CANADA)

Business Implementation of Bioproducts
Dr. Gord Surgeoner
, President, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies (CANADA)

Biomass for Chemical Industry: Options and Potential for the Future
Dr. Ricardo Gent, Managing Director, German Association of Biotechnology Industries (GERMANY)
3:00 p.m.
Coffee Break Complimentary of Port Colborne

3:30 p.m.
 
Bioproducts: An Asset for Innovative Governments
Description: presentation of innovative governmental policies that allow for the development of bioproducts and that enable the strengthening of the economy, in a context of sustainable development

Chair of session: Patrick Guidera, Alberta Sustainable Development (CANADA)

Sharing the Risk to Build the Future
Len Bykowski, President and CEO, VRM Management Solutions (CANADA)

Empowering a Sustainable Bioeconomy
Dr. Gale Buchanan, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, USDA (USA)

EU Policies on Biomaterial Research
Dr. Piero Venturi, Scientific Officer Biotechnology Program Research, Directorate-General Research Biotechnoloy Unit - European Commission (BELGIUM)

5:00 p.m.
Cocktail
6:00 p.m. Networking dinner

November 6th, 2008

7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.
NRC Bioproducts National Program
Description: presentation of the NRC national research program on industrial bioproducts and short presentation of the Biotechnology Research Institute

Dr. Michel Desrochers, Director General, NRC-Biotechnology Research Institute (CANADA)

9:00 a.m.
Biopolymers, Biomaterials and Biocomposites
Description: overview of projects developed in the field of biopolymers, biomaterials and biocomposites

Chair of session: Adrien Pilon, Director of the Environment Sector, National Research Council Canada (CANADA)

The Use of Biomaterials in Automotive Parts Manufacturing
Dr. Hamdy Khalil, Global Director of Research and Development and Product Development, The Woodbridge Group (CANADA)

Starch as a Carbon-Neutral Resource for Non-Food Applications
Pr. Christer Jansson, Professor, Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Lab (USA)

Pôle Fibres Grand Est: Fibers, Cellulose-Based Fibrous Materials and Ecomaterials
Nicolas Brosse, Scientific Adviser, Pôle Fibres Grand Est (FRANCE)

10:15 a.m.
Coffee Break Complimentary of Enerkem

10:45 a.m.

Chemical Products Derived from the Biomass

Description: presentation of projects recently developed in the field of chemical bioproducts

Chair of session: Dr. John Schmidt, Principal Scientist Mechanical Pulping Program, FPInnovations Paprican Division (CANADA)

ADM: Building a Future in Renewable Industrial Chemicals
Dr. Patrick B. Smith
, Consultant, Archer Daniels Midland Research (USA)

Surviving Beyond the End of Fossil Feedstock
Dr. Janis Gravitis
, Head of the Laboratory of Biomass Eco-Efficient Conversion, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (LATVIA)

New Products from Biomass
Dr. Richard Chapas, Senior Market Manager, Environmental Technologies, Battelle Eastern Science and Technology Center (USA)

11:45 a.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m.
Gazification, Anaerobic Digestion and Pyrolisis
Description: presentation of projects recently developed in the field of energy and biofuels

Chair of session: Kevin A Jonasson, Director Commercialization, NRC - Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology (CANADA)

Sustainable and Cost Effective Green Energy Production
Aafko Scheringa
, Sales Manager, Paques BV (NETHERLANDS)

Plasma Gazification: A New Approach to Energy Production Without Secondary Residues
Pierre Carabin, PyroGenesis Canada (CANADA)

From Biomass to Green Hydrocarbons
Randal Goodfellow, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Ensyn Technologies (CANADA)


2:40 p.m.
Coffee Break Complimentary of Enerkem

3:00 p.m.

Marine Biomass
Description: presentation of projects based on marine biomass, used in order to produce biodiesel and other bioproducts

Chair of session : Stephen O'Leary, Research Officer, NRC - Institute for Marine Biosciences (CANADA)

Current Perspectives on the Commercial Exploitation of Algal Biomass
Dr. Patrick McGinn, Microalgae Research Officer, NRC - Institute for Marine Biosciences (CANADA)

Carbon Algae Recycle System
Marc Daigle, Research and Development Officer, Innoventures Canada (CANADA)


4:15 p.m.
 
Future of Industrial Bioproducts in Canada
Description: the present positioning of Canada shows an interest for future development and actions that are sometimes quite dynamic, but sometimes rather timid. Will we succeed on the worldwide economic scene?

Chair of session: Adrien Pilon, Director of the Environment Sector, National Research Council Canada (CANADA)

The Ontario BioAuto Council: Current Success and Future Directions
Craig Crawford, President and CEO, Ontario BioAuto Council (CANADA)

Future Opportunities For the Canadian Bioindustrial Products Industry: Identifying Opportunities for the Agriculture, Agri-Food and Agri-Based Products Industry Andrea Johnston, Director, Strategic Policy Development, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (CANADA)

Building a Bio-Economy Cluster in Canada
Joel Adams, Director, University of Western Ontario Research and Development Park, Sarnia-Lambton Campus (CANADA)

5:30 p.m.
Closing address
Dr. Michel Desrochers, Director General, NRC-Biotechnology Research Institute (CANADA)

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The first edition of BIOP has been a great success.Our warmest thanks to all participants for their interest and to all partners for their invaluable support.

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