Opportunities for Advanced Liquid Biofuels in Western Canada - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hi, Prashant Reddy - Renewable Fuel, Bioenergy Advisor from the Government of Alberta
Morning - this is J-C Amado, VP, Ensyn
Good morning everyone. I'm San King, a Senior Industry Development Officer with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in AB (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hi, I'm Shruthi from department of chemical and biological engineering, UBC in Vancouver.(email@example.com)
Hi Adetoyese (Toye) Oyedun, Senior Project manager, Research (Plastic Research in Action) NAIT. www.nait.ca/pria
Good morning Scott and all, I'm Jim Jensen, Sr. Bioenergy Specialist at the Washington State Univ Energy Program, Olympia WA (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hello Everyone, I am Ankit Mathanker. I am presently a research assistant (M.Sc.) from the University of Alberta. I work in field of hydrothermal biofuel process.(email@example.com)
Len Bykowski with Highbury Energy Inc
I am Jeff Arsenych, President & CEO, Rainforest Energy Corp. (www.rainforestenergy.ca)
Good morning, this is Jason Richl, Client Manager, SynergyAspen Environmental (firstname.lastname@example.org).
email@example.com - I have acquired the IP and western Canada territory of a technology that produces green diesel, graphene, biochar and wood vinegar. I am trying to decide where to build the first plant - which province and municipality
Hi everyone. Stu Porter Biofuels Consulting Canada
Kevin Brown, consultant and forest biomass for bioenergy researcher, Victoria BC firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello all! Chris Krasowski - Senior Policy Analyst with the Energy and Industry De-carbonization Branch in the Government of British Columbia - tuning in from Lək̓ʷəŋən Territory (Victoria) - email: email@example.com
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Good Day All - Excited to join from Vista Projects Ltd. Engineering Consulting company active in the biofuel projects space. www.vistaprojects.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome all, Great to see so many friends and colleagues from across Canada. Very excited to see so much participation in this event highlighting the potential and importance of this sector. David Bressler, Executive Director of the BEN network. Professor University of Alberta.
Hello everyone, Michael Kennedy here, Airchem LLC CEO
Happy to see you here Dave :)
Hi Everyone, Duncan McPherson joining from Vancouver, partner at Bennett Jones LLP
Good Morning all. Graham Hilton from the BC Government Investment Office in London. In a previous life I contributed to much of the UK/EU bio-fuel policies.
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Hello everyone. Zohrab Ahmadi from Econotech Services.
Have you seen or heard of support for the CFS from the Conservatives? I.e. what is the risk that should there be a Spring federal election leading to a Conservative win the CFS would be canceled or greatly postponed?
Hello everyone, Bora Plumptre here, senior analyst at the Pembina Institute, joining from our Toronto office. <email@example.com>
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Hello everyone, I currently work at a fuel ethanol facility in W. Canada. I have helped to commission new facilities and optimize others. My name is Koel Reed & my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to J-C Amado's question about the Conservatives. What I have seen in the past are articles like these: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/andrew-scheer-promises-to-scrap-liberals-clean-fuel-standard-dubbing-it-a-secret-tax
Here is an interesting paper just released on a carbon price vs a tradable performance standard (e.g. LCFS): https://www.rff.org/publications/working-papers/tradable-performance-standards-transportation-sector/
Thanks hosts & moderator Dave! Doug Hooper, Director of Policy & Regulation, Advanced Biofuels Canada email@example.com
Thanks for sharing, Prashant and Curtis!
We had so many great questions and we realize we did not get to all of them. We will do our best to get them all answered and shared along with the recording after the event!
Faisal Mirza, City of Vancouver
Woot woot, Mahmood in the house!
Great presentation Mahmood; look forward to working with you again. Gordon from NLK
Great presentation Mahmood, informative statistical data! Thanks
Anna Ringsred Beavers
Can you comment on feedstock availability for the fuel production projects that have been proposed in North America? Will there be enough feedstock to supply all of the proposed facilities and to achieve the required low carbon fuel targets?
As Michael had mentioned earlier, please make sure you’re asking your questions throughout the discussion using the Q&A box located next to the chat. This helps ensure that your questions don’t get lost in the chat, and you’re also able to upvote and comment on questions you want answered the most!
Question for Jason Krips: when will the AFPA promote a government policy to recognize the use of forest slash as qualifying for Alberta carbon offsets?
Large oil and gas producers are utilizing animal fats in biofuels. Viscosity causing gumming and oxidation reduce the blending walls. How big are these issues in feedstocks.
Jared Girman from West Coast Reduction here...our infrastructure is under threat from the Port of Vancouver who is forcing us to leave out site. Please visit https://www.sustainablefoodalliancebc.com/sustainable-agriculture-or-more-cargo-containers to learn more.
With regard to the CFS, I think provinces should pay close attention to the Land Use and Biodiversity (LUB) criteria that has been proposed for agricultural and forestry feedstocks to be use for biofuel production under the CFS
Thank you so much for all the excellent questions! We wish we had time to answer them all. We have copied all the unanswered questions and will do our best to share the answers along with the recording after the event!
Thank you to everyone!! Great questions Michael. I will answer this last Q as continuing to bring honesty <-- the desire to be competitive without heavy subsidy.
Breaking news - Ontario has extended its RFS to require 15% renewable content in gasoline by 2030, with a 50% CI reduction.
Great Join Meeting. Look forward to building a better Canadian vision for sustainable BioEnergy and new projects.
Wow, thanks for sharing Doug
Faisal Mirza, City of Vancouver
Thanks for the opportunity, and to all for the great questions!
Register for Alberta Innovates’ webinar TOMORROW at 9:00am PST/10:00am MST:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/building-a-bioenergybioindustrial-venture-in-alberta-tickets-128691671253
Thanks BCBN and Scott for arranging this webinar. Great conversation
You're invited to tune in to the next West Coast Bioenergy Guild: https://bcbioenergy.ca/upcoming-west-coast-bioenergy-guild-event-on-december-16th-special-guest-michael-wolinetz-partner-at-navius-research/