THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
AM
8:30 - 10:00
RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT & INNOVATION
Room: TBD
Session Chair: Prof. Mariya Marinova, Royal Military College, Canada
8:30
“Chemical functionalization of nanocelluloses: Key innovative approaches"
Julien Bras, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
9:30
''Cellulose nanofibrils: adapting nature’s building block for advanced structure and functionality''
Feng Jiang, University of British Columbia
ALL DAY
(8:00 - 15:30)
PAPERWEEK Canada - Hosted in conjunction with BIOFOR International
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Room: TBD
10:00 - 10:30
Networking coffee break in Innovation Alley
Room: TBD
10:30 - 12:00
RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT & INNOVATION
Room: TBD
Session Chair: Prof. Mariya Marinova, Royal Military College, Canada
10:30
“Integrated gasification platform for the production of renewable drop-in fuels from forest residues: Key performance indicators"
Olumoye Ajao, NRCan/CanmetENERGY, Canada
10:55
''Activated biochar made from wood residues for environmental applications and energy storage''
Flavia Lega Braghiroli, IRF/UQAT, Canada
11:10
''Biomass: A Promising Opportunity to Decarbonize Industrial Processes''
Bahador Bakhtiari, NRCan/CanmetENERGY, Canada
11:35
''Minimizing spatial dispersion of forest harvest areas using spectral clustering and set covering modelling''
Azadeh Mobtaker, ETS, Canada
12:00 - 13:00
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
More details to come.
Room: TBD
PM
13:00 - 13:30
Coffee and Dessert in Tradeshow
Room: TBD
13:30 - 15:00
RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT & INNOVATION
Room: TBD
Session Chair: Dr. Olumoye Ajao, Natural Resources Canada
13:30
''New biobased materials from cellulose''
Dan Belosinschi, Innofibre, Canada
13:55
''Biocomposites using barks after extraction of tannin and lignin''
Hongbo Li, Natural Resource Council, Canada
14:20
''An eco-friendly and a facile route for production of nanolignin from bagasse soda black liquor:
Optimization and characterization''
Seyed Rahman Djafari Petroudy, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
14:45
''The Economic Evaluation of Logging Residues Logistics for a New Biorefinery Value Chain ''
Sättar Ezzati, Université Laval, Canada
15:10 - 15:30
Networking coffee break in Foyer
Room: TBD
15:30 - 16:30
RESEARCH ADVANCEMENT & INNOVATION
Room: TBD
15:30
Student reflections on why the bioeconomy continues to rise, and with which means and in which directions the circular bioeconomy should go.
Group of students
15:55
Wrap-up: Key BIOFOR Outputs and announcement of BIOFOR 2020
Marzouk Benali, Conference Chair
16:20
End of session