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.