Programme

Deuxième atelier: Forest Biomass Workshop
9 et 10 avril 2013
FPInnovations, Pointe-Claire
Jour 1 - 9 avril 2013
09:00am   

Welcoming Speech and Workshop Objectives
Muhammad Afzal, University of New Brunswick

09:20

Outcomes of the 1st Forest Biomass Workshop
Luc LeBel, Université Laval

09:40

Overview of Northern Europe and FPInnovations R&D Priorities in Forest Biomass
Dominik Roser, FPInnovations

11:00

Forests as a Sustainable Biofuel Feedstock
Donald Smith, McGill University & BiofuelNet Canada

01:00pm

Following each presentation bloc, there will be discussion period held in two parts, according to two perspectives :
I. How to create synergies and added‐value between VCO projects and collaborators?
II. Open landscapes in the area of forest biomass in Canada: what are the current & future key drivers and actors, new trends, R&D priorities, etc.?

BLOC A – VCO PROJECTS COMPLETED & IN PROGRESS (PART I)

Optimizing the Biomass Procurement Supply Chain for the Biorefinery Value Chain
José Mélendez, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Policy and Legislation to Facilitate Development of the Forest‐Based Bioeconomy in Canada
Warren Mabee, Queen’s University

Wood Biomass Procurement for Bio‐energy and its Integration in a Decision Support System
Reino Pulkki, Lakehead University

Supply Chain Optimization for the Delivery of Large Volumes of Biomass for Biofuel and/or Biochemical Production
Bedarul Alam, Lakehead University

**30 minutes discussion**

03:00

BLOC B ‐ VCO PROJECT IN PROGRESS (PART II) & TO BE LAUNCHED

Economic, social and environmental optimization of forest biomass value chain in British‐Columbia
Taraneh Sowlati, University of British Columbia

Cost Impact Due to Constraint Elimination for Biomass Extraction – An overview
Paul Stuart, École Polytechnique de Montréal [canceled]

Modeling of the market‐driven, real‐time production planning and management of two‐way materials and information flow throughout the supply chain in Canadian forest product industries, by Chander Shahi
Reino Pulkki, Lakehead University

Robust Network Design for Forest Biorefinery Value Chain – An overview
Mustapha Ouhimmou, École de technologie supérieure

Economic Assessment of Forestry Biomass Storage and its Link in Designing a Sustainable Supply Chain for Biorefinery
Muhammad Afzal, University of New Brunswick

Techno‐Economic Analysis of Small‐Scale On‐Site Pyrolytic Conversion of Woody Biomass in British Columbia, by Peter Wild – An overview
Paul Stuart, École Polytechnique de Montréal [canceled]

**45 minutes discussion**

04:40

Concluding Remarks and Homework for Day 2
Luc LeBel, Université Laval

Jour 2 - 10 avril 2013
08:20amSwedish Forest Biomass Logistic
Mikael Rönnqvist, Université Laval
09:00Forest Management, Forest Products and Forest BioEnergy: Towards a Consistent Strategy
Eldon Gunn, Dalhousie University
10:00Round Table
Luc LeBel, Université Laval (Animator)
11:30Wrap‐Up of the Discussions according to Perspective I
Wrap‐Up of the Discussions according to Perspective II
11:50Workshop Conclusions
Luc LeBel, Université Laval