Biomass Canada Cluster Webinar Series

“De-risking and commoditizing underutilized biomass resources:
Facilitating the evolving Canadian bioeconomy”

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Series II: May-December 2021: Success stories and lessons learned from use of agricultural biomass for bioenergy and bio-based products- International perspective

Past Webinars

Role of government incentives and supporting policies in advancing the use of agricultural biomass for bioenergy production
Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 4:30-6 pm CET/10:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT/7:30-9:00 am PDT

More information about the webinar is provided in the event flyer
See the webinar recording here
About the organizers: Biomass Canada Cluster, Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group

 

List of Speakers:

  • Introduction, Dr. Mahmood Ebadian, The University of British Columbia
  • Panel discussion

 

Neil Harrison, Director, re:heat
Louise Krogh Johnson, Business Development Manager, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark
Murray McLaughlin, President, McLaughlin Consultants

Advancement in switchgrass and miscanthus value chains in North America and the European Union and their use for bio-based products
Thursday, 17th June 2021

More information about the webinar is provided in the event flyer
To view the recording, please click here
Here is a list of Questions and Answers from the webinar

About the organizers: Biomass Canada Cluster, Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group

 

List of Speakers:

Introduction, Dr. Mahmood Ebadian, The University of British Columbia
Progress of demonstrating miscanthus based value chains in the GRACE project, Dr. Andreas Kiesel, The University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany)
Sustainable consumer products from perennial grass fiber, Dr. Sam Jackson, Genera Inc.
Scaling giant miscanthus production and use in the USA, Travis Hedrick, AGgrow Tech
Developing switchgrass and big bluestem as easy to grow low-cost crops for the biobased economy, Roger Samson, REAP-Canada

 

Dr. Andreas Kiesel, Scientist at the Department Biobased Products in the Bioeconomy, The University of Hohenheim, Germany
Dr. Sam Jackson, Vice president of business development, Genera, USA
Travis Hedrick, Chief Operating Officer, AGgrow Tech, USA
Roger Samson, Executive Director, REAP-Canada

May 5th, 2021 – Success stories and lessons learned from the use of agricultural biomass for bioenergy production in the European Union

Biomass Canada Cluster/AgroBioHeat Joint Virtual Webinar

More information about the webinar is provided in the event flyer
To view the recording, please click here

About the organizers: Biomass Canada Cluster, AgroBioHeat

 

Slides:

Questions & Answers, read them here

Manolis Karampinis AgroBioHeat Project Coordinator, Research Associate at CERTH/CPERI
Pablo Rodero EU Projects Manager, Spanish Biomass Association (AVEBIOM)
Claus Mikael Larsen, Head of Project Sales of Linka Energy A/S
Jerome Maillet Export Manager of COMPTE.R Group – Biomass Solutions
Detlef Max Hoffmann CEO of Green Future Consulting

Series I: December 2020 to March 2021

As part of its knowledge translation commitment and due to COVID-19 restrictions to hold in-person seminars and conferences, the BioMass Canada Cluster in collaboration with Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group (BBRG) at UBC organized a webinar series from December 2020 to March 2021. The principal investigators of each activity in the BioMass Canada Cluster and their industrial partners presented the progress in their activities and the contribution of their research to the evolving Canadian bioeconomy.

The webinar series schedules, the list of speakers, their presentations and the recordings of the webinars are provided below.

 

March 30, 2021, 11:00-12:00 EDT (Activity 5)

Presentation: Transforming low value agri-food processing wastes to high value chemicals and materials. Slides
Speaker: Animesh Dutta, University of Guelph
View recording here

 

 

March 18, 2021, 11:00-12:00 EDT (Activity 7)

Presentation #1: Develop a low cost and high biomass production system for sorghum on marginal lands. Slides
Speaker: Lining Tian, London Research and Development Centre, AAFC
Presentation #2: Analysis of N-species in soil. Slides
Speaker: Julia Lu, Ryerson University
View recording here

 

 

March 11, 2021, 11:00-12:00 EST (Activity 9)

Presentation: Application of thermo-chemical and hydro-thermal pre-treatments in production of fuel pellets using agricultural wastes. Slides
Speaker: Dr. Ajay K. Dalai, University of Saskatchewan
View recording here

 

 

March 4, 2021, 11:00-12:00 EST (Activity 3)

Presentation #1: Conversion of Greenhouse Waste and Agro-Forestry Residues into Bio-based Polyurethane (BPU) Foams as Hydroponic Growing Media for Greenhouse Germination and Planting
Speakers: Dr. Charles Xu, University of Western Ontario; Zechun Yuan, London Research and Development Centre, AAFC. Slides
Presentation #2: Development of Formaldehyde-free Bio-based Wood Adhesives from Agro-Forestry Residues
Speaker: Dr. Zhongshun Yuan, Western Maple Bio Resources Inc. Slides
View recording here

 

 

February 19, 2021, 13:00-14:00 EST (Activity 6)

Presentation: Purpose-Grown Biomass Crops: Efficient Production, Yield Modelling and Real-world Verification
Speakers: Dr. Kevin Vessey, St-Mary’s University; Yousef Papadopoulos, Kentville Research and Development Centre, AAFC
See all slides here, view recording here

 

 

February 4, 2021, 11:00-12:00 EST (Activity 12)

Presentation#1: Development of ag-pellet supply chains in Canada for domestic and global heat and power markets
Speakers: Shahab Sokhansanj and Mahmood Ebadian, University of British Columbia
Presentation#2: Safe storage and handling of commercial biomass pellets
Speaker: Fahimeh YazdanPanah, Wood Pellet Association of Canada
See all slides here, view recording here

 

 

January 7, 2021, 11:00-12:00 EST (Activity 2)

Presentation#1: Preprocessing and Pelleting of Agricultural Crop Residues, Some Examples. Slides
Speaker: Dr. Lope Tabil, University of Saskatchewan
Presentation#2: Techno-Economic Analysis of Oat Hull Torrefaction and Pelletizing Plant. Slides
Speaker: Mr. Esteban Valdez, University of Saskatchewan
View recording here

 

 

December 17, 2020, 11:00-12:00 EST (Activity 4)

Presentation: Biochar production from Canadian lignocellulosic biomass and application for carbon sequestration, soil improvement and crop productivity. Slides
Speaker: Dr. Ajay K. Dalai, University of Saskatchewan
View recording here

 

 

December 4, 2020, 11:00-12:00 EST (Activity 8)

Presentation #1: Role of the BioMass Canada Cluster in facilitating the evolving Canadian Bioeconomy. View presentation slides here: Slides
Presentation #2: Development of Biologicals as Low Input, Sustainable Production Inputs for Fuel and Residue/Food Production. View presentation slides here: Slides
Speaker: Dr. Donald Smith, McGill University
View recording here

 

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