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Session Recordings 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021


Scaling Up 2021 - Nov 2 - all sessions recording link -

Delivering on Canada’s $200 billion industrial bioeconomy opportunity: The Who, the What, and the How

  • Welcome / Opening remarks:

                    Jeff Passmore
                    Founder, Scaling Up
                    CEO, Passmore Group Inc.


  • Opening Keynote Panel:  Host – Iogen Corporation

               Session Chair: Sandy Ferguson, Principal, SF Consulting

“Deep Shift – Catalyzing a High Impact Bio-Economy”
Chris Henderson, President Lumos Energy, Founding Executive Director Indigenous Clean Energy, Co-Founder Delphi Group, Board Chair Globe Series


“The post-petroleum energy system - a role for biomass?”

Ralph Torrie. Research Director, Corporate Knights; President, Torrie Smith Associates

The Net Zero Energy Transition, and the role for Biofuels”

Brian Foody, CEO Iogen Corporation

  • Special presentation - “The BDO Zone Initiative: Accelerating and de-risking bio-based investment and infrastructure development in rural communities”

Session Chair - Sarah Van Exan, Executive Director, GreenPAC

Keynote speaker: Jordan Solomon, President and CEO, ECOSTRAT Inc.

  • Industry Scale Up Case Studies: 


Alex Gorodetsky, Director Business Development, Steeper Energy Canada Ltd.

Chad Joshi, CEO Advonex International Corporation

  • Canada and the United States Policy Perspectives: 

Session Chair: Bliss Baker, Chairman, Cumberland Strategies

Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard - Ian Thomson, President, Advanced Biofuels Canada

The U.S. ‘Whole of Government’ Climate Strategy - Chris Hessler, Managing Partner, AJW Inc.


Day 2     Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Scaling Up 2021 - Nov 3 - all sessions recording link:


  • Finance Panel:  Host – New Energy Risk  


         Assembling the pieces for a Successful Project Finance

          Session Chair: Matt Lucas, Managing Director, New Energy Risk, California



Jim Pepper, Director of Engineering, Wood Renewable Energy and Power USA

Karim Ibrik, Vice President, Azimuth Capital Management       

Duncan Ramage, Partner, Head of Private Equity, Forum Equity Partners

Jean-Philippe Nolet, Director, Global Head of Renewables and Sustainable Technologies, Structured & Project Finance Team, Export Development Canad

David Berliner, Head of Deal Structuring, Clean Energy, VanCity Community Investment Bank


  • Special Presentation - De-risking Technology, Feedstock & Offtake for successful Scale Up of Bio-based Projects


Session Chair - Mahima Sharma, M.Eng., Director Environment, Innovation, and Mill Regulations, Forest Products Association of Canada

Keynote speaker:  Don Roberts, President & CEO, Nawitka Capital Advisors Ltd.

  • Closing remarks:

          Jeff Passmore, Founder, Scaling Up

          CEO, Passmore Group Inc.


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