Agenda of OBPC Biomass Forum & AGM

Registration and Networking (6:30 pm- 7:00 pm)

"The Cents in Ontario Biomass  - Budding Opportunities in an Emerging Biomass Market": Presentation by Nick Betts, OSCIA

(40 minutes, including Q&A)

  • Biomass in Ontario

The agricultural biomass industry has been developing in Ontario for over a decade, with various ventures and opportunities coming and moving by. 2013 presents a state where the industry is maturing and requires the input and cooperation of individuals and corporations across the spectrum of agriculture, aggregation, manufacturing and retail to succeed. What these options are, where they exist, and what the state of these markets at a global level can be deceiving and hard to evaluate. This presentation will discuss some of the challenges and successes in this developing market.

  • OBPC Growers' Guide

Introduction of the document, talk about sources, desire to make a "one-stop" document for farmers.  

  • Membership Development

Coming together as a united, farmer-driven front (Cooperative) and approach industry, clearly stating your current abilities, ramp-up abilities and potential with more members.

“The Challenge of Connecting the Biomass Sectors”

A Panel Discussion - moderated by Ian McDonald, OMAFRA

       Panel members: TBA

       (45 minutes)

Introduction of Biomass Posters by UofG Students (10 minutes)    

Break for Networking and Poster Presentations (15 minutes)

Annual General Meeting

         Agenda details TBA

         (45 minutes)

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