Connecting Communities - Building Futures
Fuels, ChEMS and Composites

May 1-2, 2014
Civic Centre - Town of Kapuskasing
Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

THANK YOU to all those who made this community seminar such a great success - including our participants, event organizers, speakers, dignitaries, volunteers, caterers, gift providers, staff at the Kapuskasing Civic Centre, and the many communities within the Cochrane District for making us feel at home!

This community seminar focused on opportunities for utilizing biomass towards the production of biofuels, biochemicals and biocomposites in the Kapuskasing / Hearst / Cochrane region.

This two-day event consisted of:

Day 1: Speakers and subject matter experts in the fields of bioproducts and bioenergy
Day 2: Interactive design charrette exercise


Click here to view the agenda from this event.

Conference Presentations:

Dawn Lambe, Project Manager, Biomass Innovation Centre
What is the Bioeconomy?

Megan Smith, Program Specialist – Forest Bioeconomy, Ministy of Natural Resources
Ontario's Forest Bioeconomy

David Dubois, Project Coordinator, Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat
Opportunities with Biomass Heating

Jamie Stephen, Managing Director, TorchLight Bioresources
Building a Biorefinery: Competitive Bioproducts in Ontario's Forestry Clusters

Warren Mabee, Assistant Professor, Queen's University
Bioproducts and Biorefineries

Ross MacLean, President, SuperSHELL Homes Corporation
Next Generation Building Solutions

Mohini Sain, Dean/Director/Professor - Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
Researching & Implementing Biomass for Better Living

Francis Gallo, Community Seminar Liaison, Biomass Innovation Centre
100 Mile Heat Diet & Other Great Ideas

Jeff Borisko, Curriculum Implementation Liaison, Biomass Innovation Centre
Biomass Curriculum & Training for Northern Ontario

Event Pictures:

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Information on Biofuels, Biochemicals and Biomaterials:

FP Innovations - Pathways Program
FP Innovations - Bio-Pathways Network
MaRS - Opportunities for Bioenergy and Biochemicals in Ontario
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
Spotlight on Bioenergy
Spotlight on Biochemicals
Spotlight on Biomaterials
NRCan - Biocomposites for Lightweight Vehicles

Information on Design Charrettes:

Planning and Conducting Integrated Design Charrettes
A Handbook for Designing and Conducting Charrettes for High-Performance Projects