Biorefining in a future BioEconomy

Workshops Invitation: Sustainable BioEconomy Value Chains and Clusters in Regions Across Canada

Date 11th Oct, 2017 - 14th Nov, 2017
Location Vancouver/Edmonton/Halifax/Montréal
Contact Zainab Khan
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Successful implementation of the BioEconomy will strengthen Canada’s forest products and agricultural sectors while responding to several national priorities such as employment, clean technology development, and radical GHG emissions reduction.  At the same time there have been a number of recent government announcements that will potentially catalyze and accelerate implementation of Canada’s BioEconomy.

Workshops are being organized under the overall theme “Sustainable BioEconomy Value Chains and Clusters in Regions Across Canada”, that will bring industry, government and academia together to define and advance certain critical issues. We plan to address the following main objectives:

  • Identifying Clusters: To explore near-term value chain opportunities for cluster deployment in each region of Canada.
  • Addressing Value Chain Gaps: To elucidate strengths and weaknesses of value chains and clusters, and identify gaps that must be addressed for success.

The two-day workshops will be held in four locations across Canada, recognizing the unique implementation schemes and value chain configurations expected in Canada’s “distributed BioEconomy cluster”, as follows:

  • Vancouver BC:  10-11 October
  • Edmonton AB: 12-13 October
  • Halifax NS: 23-24 October
  • Montréal QC: 13-14 November

For more information please contact: zainab.khan3@mail.mcgill.ca

Register by Friday 22 September

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