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Media Advisory: BioFuelNet Annual General Meeting 2013

Jun 12 2013 12:00AM



MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 -- 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 2013Where? Holiday Inn Midtown, 1st floor, 420 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal,Quebec, H3A 1B4When? June 19-20-21, 2013

See the AGM website and the full meeting agenda

Please also see BioFuelNet's Media Backgrounder


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

Dr. Donald SmithScientific Director & CEO, BioFuelNetJames McGill ProfessorDepartment of Plant Science, McGill Universitydonald.smith@mcgill.caTel: 514-975-6170Esteban ChornetChief Technology Officer, Enerkemechornet@enerkem.comDr. Jean ParisAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Chemical EngineeringPolytechnique Jack SaddlerProfessor and Former DeanFaculty of ForestryUniversity of British Columbiajack.saddler@ubc.caDr. Jean-Michel LavoieAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology EngineeringUniversite de SherbrookeMr. Jorin MamenExecutive Director & Network Manager, BioFuelNetjorin.mamen@mcgill.ca514-508-2884, ext. 810Dr. Terry McIntyreOfficer, Government Liaison & Quality Assurance,

Annie Webb
Manager of Communications & Public Relations
(BioFuelNet Canada)
514-508-2884 x. 840 / 514-293-6776

Source: Marketwire

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