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PAPERWEEK FLASH The Annual Conference of the
Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry
February 1, 2022

High-profile BIOFOR Panels at PaperWeek Virtual 2022




The 2022 edition of the BIOFOR Program will feature a number of Technical sessions and Roundtables, as well as 3 Panels featuring high-level speakers from around the world.

Panel 1, Tuesday February 8, 10:00 ET - Policies, standards, and certifications to support the deployment of the Canadian bioeconomy

This panel will showcase how common ground discussions and consensus between the various stakeholders support the development of emerging pathways for the valorization and commercialization of wide spectrum of bioproducts, using standards and/or regulations.


Session Chair: Melanie Pinatton, CSA Group, Canada

Jean-François Levasseur,
Natural Resources Canada/Canadian Forest Service

Jordan Solomon,

Ludo Diels, 
VITO, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium

Paul Boudreault,
 Bosk Bioproduits, Canada

Panel 2, Wednesday February 9, 8:00 ET - Advances in Digitalization: Supporting Forestry Industry Competitiveness, Sustainability and Energy Use Reduction

Following the success of BIOFOR 2021’s technical panel on the emerging era of digitalization in the forest products sector, the same international panel of renowned experts will reunite to present the state-of-art on digitalization, including advanced analytics, Industry 4.0 for energy use reduction, sharing data across supply chains, telemetry, and much more.


Session Chair:
Paul stuart,
EnVertis Consulting and Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Mouloud Amazouz,
 NRCan/CanmetENERGY, Canada

David Eapen
Valmet, USA

Mariana Sandin, 
Seeq Corporation,

Adam Dick
NRCan/Canadian Wood Fiber Centre

Tom van der Velde, 
Tata Steel, Belgium

Alf Isaksson, 
ABB, Sweden

Pedro Rovida Neto, Klabin, Brazil

Panel 3, Wednesday February 9, 10:00 ET - Climate Change, Forests and Fibre Supply: Impacts and Adaptations

What are the expected changes on the short and long terms, and can we adapt to ensure a sustainable supply of forest resources for the current and emerging bio-economies? Why climate change adaptation should be at the forefront in the forest sector? Is there a need of New Forestry Act following the warning resulted from the Glasgow COP 26? The experts from different fields of forest science will walk us through different perspectives of impacts of climate change and potential adaptation strategies/measures, as well as address these questions.


Session Chair:
Jean-Martin Lussier, Natural Resources Canada/Canadian Wood Fiber Centre

Yan Boulanger
Natural Resources Canada/ Laurentian Forestry Centre

Trevor Jones
Natural Resources Canada/Canadian Wood Fiber Centre

Dag Fjeld, 
SLU, Forest Biomaterials and Technology, Sweden

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