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Sessions Recordings 2020

Sept 8, 2020       11:00 am - 12:00 ET

The Industrial Bioeconomy Revolution: Will Canada transform, or stand on the sidelines?

Session Sponsor:       BIODESIGN

Session Chair:       Jennifer O’Donnell, Executive Director, BioNB


Sandy Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

Andrew Casey, President & CEO, BIOTECanada

Jean Hamel, VP, Industry and Partnerships, FPInnovations

Don Roberts, President & CEO, Nawitka Capital Advisors Ltd.

Session # 1 Recording on YouTube:

Sept 15, 2020     11:00 am - 12:00 ET

Enabling the Bio-Circular Economy through project finance and insurance

Session Sponsor:       Munich RE

Session Chair:       Derek Griffin, Risk Management, Munich RE     

Mark Riedy, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 

Sue Yang, Vice President, Orion Energy Partners, New York 

Allison Larr, Vice President Public Finance Department, Citi

Session # 2 Recording on YouTube

Sept 22, 2020     11:00 am - 12:00 ET

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Will policy enable navigation to destination?


Session Co-Sponsors:             CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) and Advanced Biofuels Canada

Session Chair:     Steve Csonka, Executive Director, CAAFI


Alex Menotti, US Federal Affairs Manager, NESTE

Fred Ghatala, Director, Carbon & Sustainability, Advanced Biofuels Canada

Brentan Alexander, Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Science Officer, New Energy Risk

Session # 3 Recording on YouTube:


Sept 29, 2020     11:00 am - 12:00 ET

The role of the Industrial Bioeconomy in addressing Climate Change

Session Sponsor:       Iogen Corporation

Session Chair:            Mary Solecki, Partner, AJW


Brian Foody, CEO, Iogen Corporation PDF

Michelle Passero, Climate Change Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, California

Debbie Reed, Executive Director, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium

Session # 4 Recording on YouTube:



Oct 6, 2020          11:00 am - 12:00 ET

Social & Environmental Justice: Relevant to the Bioeconomy, or Just Noise?

Session Sponsor:       AJW

Session Chair:            Chris Hessler, Managing Partner, AJW Inc.


Mohammed Memfis, Williams College, Massachusetts

Elin Bergman, Manager Corporate Partnerships, WWF Sweden

Stephanie Batchelor, Vice President, Industrial & Environmental Section, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) 

Session # 5 Recording on YouTube:

Oct 13, 2020       11:00 am - 12:00 ET

Bioeconomy Development Zones: Driving Bio-Based Investment in Canada

Session Sponsor:       ECOSTRAT Inc.

Session Chair:            Jordan Solomon, President and CEO, ECOSTRAT


Ralph Goodale, Special Advisor to the Government of Canada re Flight PS752; Veteran Member of Parliament and federal Cabinet Minister

Ron McCullough, City Manager, City of Melville, Saskatchewan         
Martin Pudlas, CEO, Red Leaf Pulp

John May, Managing Director, HamiltonClark

Session  # 6 Recording on YouTube:


Oct 20, 2020       11:00 am - 12:00 eastern - 1h webinar

Net zero by 2050: What role for biofuels and other non-fossil fuels?

Session Sponsor:       Advanced Biofuels Canada

Session Chair:            Doug Hooper, Director, Policy and Regulation, Advanced Biofuels Canada


Brendan Jordan, VP Transportation and Fuels, Great Plains Institute

Tammy Klein, President, Future Fuel Strategies

Ian Thomson, President, Advanced Biofuels Canada

Tim Reiter, Principal Engineer, Haldor Topsoe Canada Limited

Session  # 7 Recording on YouTube:

Oct 27, 2020       11:00 am – 12:30 eastern – 1.5 h webinar 

Paris: Getting to a Green & Just Recovery

Session Host:             ECOSTRAT Inc.

Session Chair:            Jordan Solomon, President and CEO, ECOSTRAT


Dan Wicklum, President and CEO, The Transition Accelerator

Jim Philp, Industrial Biotechnology Policy Analyst, OECD

Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands, Immediate Past Leader, Green Party of Canada

Neeraj Nandurdikar, Co-Author, “Leading Complex Projects,” Director, Energy Practice, Independent Project Analysis Inc.

David Golden, Immediate past Senior VP, Chief Legal & Sustainability Officer, and Corporate Secretary, Eastman

Mark Gainsborough, Immediate past Executive Vice President, Shell New Energies

Session  # 8 Recording on YouTube:


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