10:00 – 11:30

Panel - Benefits and Challenges of Digitalization in the Forest Industry

Session Chair: Olumoye Ajao, NRCan-CanmetENERGY

Goals: Thanks to new digital technologies, virtual forests are coming and the forest management takes a leap into the digital age.  Digitalization will likely transform the forest industry.  However, the application of these technologies are still relatively embryonic.  So, the panelists will walk us through the innovations in data science and artificial intelligence and provide their perspectives on these innovations can be effectively applied and how they can change the decision-making in the forest value chains.

  • Mouloud Amazouz, Manager, NRCan-CanmetENERGY
  • Other panelists to be confirmed
  • Paul Stuart, Polytechnique Montréal

11:30 – 12:00

Networking and Tradeshow

12:00 – 13:30

Research Advancement & Innovation - Keynote Presentation

Session Chair: Olumoye Ajao, NRCan-CanmetENERGY
  • 12:00 Keynote Speaker: Virginie Chambost, EnVertis Inc.
    “Methodology for Triaging Bioproduct Opportunities – Making the Most of Constrained Resources”
  • 13:00 “Production of Green Bio-Hydrogen  from Renewable Biomass: An Innovative Approach”, Patrice Mangin, UQTR

13:30 – 14:00

Networking and Tradeshow

14:00 – 15:30

KEYNOTE Panel on Hydrogen Research Advancement & Innovation - Technical Session

Session Chair: Marzouk Benali, NRCan
  • 14:00 Panel – Hydrogen – A driver for Sustainable and Diversified Bioeconomy
    Panelists to be confirmed
  • 15:15 “Assessment of Socio-Economic Impacts of Integrated Biorefineries in Pulp Mills: An Industrial Case Study”, Cédric Diffo Téguia, NRCan-CanmetENERGY
  • 15:40 “Catalytic Oxi-dehydration of Fructose to Value-Added Chemicals in a Liquid Containing Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed”, Zahra Khani, Polytechnique Montréal

15:30 – 17:00

Networking and Tradeshow

* Please note all schedule is set on Eastern Time
** PaperWeek program will run in parallel with the Technical Sessions