September 2014

APEGBC Vancouver Branch Breakfast Seminar: "Game-changers - Bioenergy Technologies Revolutionizing the Forest Industry"

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New venue!
Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

6:30 -9:00 am
(See schedule in description below)

Location: Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver, 1128 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Darren Frew.Darren Frew has led business development, mentorship and communication in BC’s technology sector for over 20 years.   Prior to joining BC Bioenergy Network in 2009, he worked with the former Science Council of British Columbia and the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Darren is also a committed mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students; he served five years as a Mentor with the MBA program at UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

Darren holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Calgary (1982); he attained Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) status with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) in 1986.

Darren has enhanced his public speaking and leadership skills with Toastmasters International in British Columbia for seven years; he was named Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year in District 21 (British Columbia) for 2010/2011.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $60 for Members
$65 for Guests
$25 for Student Members of APEGBC
APEGBC Vancouver Branch Breakfast Seminar: "Game-changers: Bioenergy Technologies Revolutionizing the Forest Industry".

The Forestry sector has long been a leader in using its wastes to produce energy. Employing both proven and emerging technologies has helped sawmills, pulp mills and speciality manufacturers obtain value from the residues they produce by lowering the costs of waste disposal and energy generation.  BC companies have led technology development in gasification (Nexterra Systems Corp.), sludge processing (Paradigm Environmental Technologies) and biorefining (Lignol Innovations Ltd.).
However, technologies being developed and demonstrated in the production of advanced wood fuels and liquid transportation fuels make it economically viable to use forest residues that are currently left in the field after harvest; these same technologies also provide an impetus to harvest Mountain Pine Beetle-killed timber. Harvesting this presently unused biomass offers a profound economic opportunity to the Forest industry.


6:30 – 7:00 am – Registration and Networking
7:00 am – Breakfast Served (Buffet format)
7:30 – 8:45 am – Featured Presentation by Darren Frew, P. Geol.
9:00 am  - Closing

Seating is limited so please register ASAP. For more info, contact: [email protected] 

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