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Sault innovation centre hosting biofuels talk

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre will host a Feb. 13 workshop to discuss biomass and biofuels in Ontario.

Discussion will centre around the region’s biomass resources, its availability, and costs; technology options available to leverage these resources and their associated economics; and the models for deploying the technologies in the Sault Ste. Marie region.

The workshop will provide valuable information for local stakeholders of the Ontario/Sault Ste. Marie forestry sector, the Ontario/Sault Ste. Marie agricultural sector, regional economic development agencies, forest products companies, energy companies and project developers.
The full-day workshop will feature the following guest speakers:

  • Charles Lucius, vice-president of international business, energy environment and material sciences of global business at Battelle;

  • Kathyayani Mahadevan, market manager for international markets and energy environment a Battelle;

  • Joe Maure, forestry innovation team lead with the business development branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources;

  • Federico Berruti, vice-president of Agri-Therm Inc. and a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship holder;

  • Dr. Isabel Molina, assistant professor and research chair of natural products biochemistry at Algoma University;

  • Kenneth Jobity, manager of screening and evaluation and the NextGen Bio-fuels fund.

The event will take place at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel. Registration is required.

To register, please visit, or contact Diana Medaglia, marketing and communications manager, at 705-942-7927 ext. 3138, or

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