Program

Growing the Bioeconomy Conference –
October 2-5, 2012 – Banff, CANADA

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Tuesday, October 2

0800 - 1700

Biorefining Conversions Network Workshop (second day)

Visit http://www.bcn.ualberta.ca/ for details

0800 - 1500

Executive meetings for CFAVM.

Contact http://www.cfavm.ca/ for details

1500 - 1700

Joint meeting of CFAVM, APLU and ICA

Associations of Agricultural Universities – Canada, USA & Europe

1700 – 1800

Graduate Student Competition

Judging of graduate student abstracts for oral presentation

1900 – 2100

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by - Monsanto Company 

Wednesday, October 3

0700 – 0800

Sponsored Breakfast

Sponsored by -

0800 - 0830

Welcoming Messages

  • Welcome by Conference Chair, John Kennelly
  • Welcome on behalf of Minister of Agriculture & AgriFood Canada, John Knubley, Deputy Minister

0900 - 1200

SESSION I

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

0830 – 0915

Stan Blade, Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, Canada

Building the Bioeconomy – Alberta Integrates Energy, Agriculture and Forestry

0915 – 1000

Han de Winde, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Industrial Biotechnology in Europe:  Public-Private Transition to a Bio-based Economy

Sponsored by - ALMA

1000 – 1030

Poster Session & Networking Break

Sponsored by -

1030 – 1115

David Bressler, University of Alberta, Canada

 
Transforming Technologies: Game Changers for the Bioeconomy in North America

Sponsored by - Biorefining Conversions Network

1115 – 1200

Graduate Student Competition

Up to 6 finalists to present abstracts (5 min each) Sponsored by – Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions

1200 – 1315

Sponsored Lunch

Sponsored by -

1315 – 1700

SESSION II

OBTAINING A SOCIAL LICENSE FOR THE BIOECONOMY

1315 - 1330

Overview by Session Leads

Lois Wright Morton, Iowa State University, USA

1330 - 1415

Keynote - Paul Slovic, Decision Research and University of Oregon, USA

Risk as Analysis and Risk as Feeling: The Dance Between Affect and Reason

Sponsored by - ALMA

1415 - 1500

Keynote - Terry Marsden, Cardiff University, Wales

Third Natures: Adaptive Capacity Building and the Bioeconomy - Competing Perspectives

Sponsored by - ALMA

1500 – 1530

Networking Break & Poster Session

Sponsored by -

1530 - 1700

Contributed Papers


1530 – 1555

Maria Wellisch, Agriculture & AgriFood Canada

Establishing the Socio-Political Legitimacy of Canada’s Emerging Bioeconomy (abstract #22)

1555 – 1620

Carmen Bain, Iowa State University

Biofuels in the US Heartland: What Role can they play in Building Sustainable and Resilient Rural Communities? (abstract #23)

1620 – 1645

Robert Bardon, NC State University, USA

Landowners’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Aspirations towards Participating in Emerging Woody Biomass Markets (abstract #24)

1645 – 1700

Summary by Session Leads

Bill Slee, James Hutton Institute, Scotland

1700 – 1800

Bar & Networking Session

Sponsored by -

1830 – 2100

Western Barbecue & Entertainment

MountView Barbecue (bus transportation provided), Sponsored by – Dow AgroSciences LLC 


Thursday, October 4

0700 – 0815

Sponsored Breakfast

Sponsored by -

0815 - 1200

SESSION III

ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES & BENEFITS OF THE BIOECONOMY

0815 - 0830

Overview by Session Leads

Hans-Örjan Nohrstedt, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

0830 - 0915

Keynote - Humberto Blanco, Kansas State University, USA

Implications of Crop Residue Removal on Soil Organic Pools and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sponsored by -

0915 - 1000

Keynote - Heljä-Sisko Helmisaari, University of Helsinki, Finland

Long-term Impacts of Forest Residue Harvest on Biogeochemical Cycles and Stem-wood Production

Sponsored by - ALMA

1000 - 1030

Networking Break & Poster Session

Sponsored by -

1030 - 1200

Contributed Papers


1030 - 1055

Dennis Hazel, NC State University, USA

Forest Harvesting Residues Following Integrated Roundwood And Energy Wood Harvesting In North Carolina And Southern Sweden (abstract #33)

1055 - 1120

Clifford Louime, Florida A&M University, USA

Environmental Implications of Biofuels Expansion: The Risk Of Biological Invasions From The Halophytic Feedstock Seashore Mallow (K. Pentacarpos) (abstract #38)

1120 - 1145

Ted Huffman, Agriculture & AgriFood Canada

Room to Grow? The Implications of Growing the Bioeconomy on Land Use in Canada (abstract #36)

1145 – 1200

Summary by Session Leads

Adam Liska, University of Nebraska, USA

1200 – 1315

Sponsored Lunch

Sponsored by -

1315 – 1700

SESSION IV

ECONOMIC ISSUES & POLICY NEEDS

1315 - 1330

Overview by Session Leads

Wallace Tyner, Purdue University, USA

1330 - 1415

Keynote - Oliver von Ledebur, Johann Heinrich von Thunen-Institut, Germany

Biofuel Economics and Policies – A European Perspective

Sponsored by -

1415 - 1500

Keynote - Wallace Tyner, Purdue University, USA

Economic and Policy Issues for Cellulosic Biofuels

Sponsored by – Purdue University

1500 – 1530

Networking Break & Poster Session

Sponsored by -

1530 - 1700

Contributed Papers


1530 – 1555

Nicole Howe, Agriculture & AgriFood Canada

Growing the Bioeconomy: Social, Environmental and Economic Implications (abstract #44)

1555 – 1620

Sylvain Masse, Canadian Forest Service, Canada

Forecasting the Large-scale Deployment of a Short-Rotation Plantation System in Canada (abstract #48)

1620 – 1700

Summary  & Discussion led by Session Lead

Erwin Schmid, University of Natural Resource and Life Sciences, Austria

1700 – 1800

Bar & Networking Session

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Friday, October 5

0700 – 0800

Sponsored Breakfast

Sponsored by -

0800 - 1200

SESSION V

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

0800 - 0900

“Future Directions & Additional Issues” Overview by Session Leads

  • Bill Slee, James Hutton Institute, Scotland
  • Adam Liska, University of Nebraska, USA
  • Erwin Schmid, University of Natural Resource and Life Sciences, Austria

0900 - 0945

Keynote – Terry McIntyre, Terrel Environmental Consulting, ON, Canada

Calibrating an Environmental Research Agenda to Situate Canada as a Global Leader in Sustainable Bioproducts Development - A Prospectus

Sponsored by - Biorefining Conversions Network

0945 - 1015

Networking Break

Sponsored by -

1015 - 1100

Keynote – Jeff Passmore, Passmore Group Inc, Canada

From the Fur Trade to the Bioeconomy: Does Canada Have What it Takes?

Sponsored by - Biorefining Conversions Network

1100 – 1145

Keynote – Erja Ämmälahti, Tekes, Finland

A Finnish Case Study: Successful Implementation of Policy with Industry and the Research Community for Advancement of the Bioeconomy

Sponsored by - Biorefining Conversions Network

1145 - 1200

Conference Wrap Up & Farewell

David Bressler, Conference Program Chair

 

 

 

Friday, October 5 – Alternate Program for Graduate Students

0800 – 1630

Graduate Student Workshop

Sponsored by – Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions