Within the MARKET DEVELOPMENT segment, targeted presentations and panels will set the table for a comprehensive overview of the current market potential and deployment of the forest bioeconomy.
Noteworthy globally active private and public-owned companies will provide pertinent examples of their current projects and initiatives underway.
Furthermore, government representatives and policy organizations will describe the accessible funding to support innovation networks and clusters, and depict the tangible impacts for the forest industry and its stakeholders.

Market Development Program
Room: Square Dorchester
Wednesday, February 6
Session 1
11:00 - 12:00

Session Chair: TBD
''Bioproduct Innovation Ecosystem: Metsä Group Perspective''
Dr. Niklas von Weymarn , Metsä Spring, Finland
Session 2
13:30 - 15:00

Session Chair: Prof. Paul Stuart, Polytechnique Montréal
Panel 1: Emerging biorefinery technologies and enabling large-scale projects
This panel will review the emerging biorefinery technologies for the production of bio-crudes and renewable drop-in fuels, address the scale-up and investment challenges. The panel will also discuss the state-of-the art of the development methodologies for large-scale biorefineries, the role of policy to speed the transition towards the bioeconomy, and shares the know-how and key lessons learned from on-going projects in Canada.

Ms. Virginie Chambost, EnVertis Inc., Canada
Dr. Patrice Mangin, UQTR, Canada
Jean Roberge, Greenfield Global, Canada
Session 3
15:30 - 17:00

Session Chair: Gurminder Minhas, Performance BioFilaments
''Sustainable mobilisation of forest biomass for the energy transition''
Évelyne Thiffault, Université Laval, Canada
''Adopting the circular bioeconomy: Exploring new ways of assessing bioproducts and bioenergy in a carbon-constrained world''
Warren Mabee
''The Global Policy and Technology Landscape for the Production of Drop-in Biofuels''
Fréderic Clerc , EnVertis, Canada
''Risk-Based Criteria Definition for Investment Decision-Making for Second Generation Biofuel Projects: The BELT Project''
Cédric Diffo, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada