BioFuelNet Canada

BioFuelNet Canada

June 12, 2013 15:42 ET

Media Advisory: BioFuelNet Annual General Meeting 2013

Where academia, industry, government and stakeholders meet to talk advanced biofuels

MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 12, 2013) - Canada's advanced biofuels community will be gathering at BioFuelNet Canada's inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) to discuss issues of central importance to the Canadian biofuels sector. Participants include 200 biofuels experts, including Canada's top biofuel researchers, scientific and technical leaders in the field, government representatives, graduate students and industry. The AGM enhances coordination of research efforts in Canada, and fosters new ideas for research and collaboration. The objective of BioFuelNet is to aggressively address the challenges impeding the growth of an advanced biofuels industry.

Discussion topics:

  • Research in feedstock production
  • Conversion technologies
  • Combustion and emission properties for newly developed biofuels
  • Social, economic and environmental sustainability

Recommended sessions for press (June 20th, 2013):

8:30 am - 9:25 am: Opening remarks with keynote address by Esteban Chornet, CTO, Enerkem

9:25 am - 10:20 am: Overview of progress in BioFuelNet's four regional platforms across Canada

10:40 am - 12:35 pm: Panel on international biofuels policy

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Engaging industry (breakout)

What? BioFuelNet Canada's Annual General Meeting 2013
Where? Holiday Inn Midtown, 1st floor, 420 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1B4
When? June 19-20-21, 2013

See the AGM website and the full meeting agenda

Please also see BioFuelNet's Media Backgrounder

BIOFUELNET EXPERT ADVISORY

The following advanced biofuels experts will be available on June 20th for interviews at the BioFuelNet Annual General Meeting:

Dr. Donald Smith
Scientific Director & CEO, BioFuelNet
James McGill Professor
Department of Plant Science, McGill University
donald.smith@mcgill.ca
Tel: 514-975-6170
Esteban Chornet
Chief Technology Officer, Enerkem
echornet@enerkem.com
Dr. Jean Paris
Adjunct Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Polytechnique Montréal
jean.paris@polymtl.ca
Dr. Jack Saddler
Professor and Former Dean
Faculty of Forestry
University of British Columbia
jack.saddler@ubc.ca
Dr. Jean-Michel Lavoie
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Engineering
Université de Sherbrooke
Mr. Jorin Mamen
Executive Director & Network Manager, BioFuelNet
jorin.mamen@mcgill.ca
514-508-2884, ext. 810
Dr. Terry McIntyre
Officer, Government Liaison & Quality Assurance, BioFuelNet
terry.mcintyre@bell.net

Contact Information

  • Annie Webb
    Manager of Communications & Public Relations
    (BioFuelNet Canada)
    514-508-2884 x. 840 / 514-293-6776
    annie.webb@mcgill.ca