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BC Bioenergy Network names 3 bioenergy sector award recipients

October 25, 2022
By BC Bioenergy Network

On Thursday, BC Bioenergy Network announced three recipients of the 2022 BC Bioenergy Sector Awards during a virtual ceremony. This was the second annual celebration of the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards. The awards were presented for outstanding leadership and contribution to the bioeconomy sector in British Columbia.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual BC Bioenergy Sector Awards:

Researcher Award 2022
Xiaotao (Tony) Bi
Professor and director, UBC Clean Energy Research Centre

Changemaker Award 2022
Robert Pinchuk
Director, Low Carbon Strategy, Parkland


Champion Award 2022
Dave Schick
Vice-president, Western Canada, Innovation and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Fuels Association

The one-hour virtual event was opened by our very own Scott Stanners, executive director at BC Bioenergy Network, and inspired by comments from last year’s winners: Jack Saddler (UBC), Dave Bennett (FortisBC), and Michael Rensing (BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation).

Paul Austin (Fort Capital Partners and director of BC Bioenergy Network) presented the awards to the 2022 winners, who each shared an acknowledgment speech on the topic of bioenergy. Petra Srutkova (BC Bioenergy Network) hosted a refreshing Trivia Quiz, and surprise special guest Ashley Callister (CICE) delivered an extraordinary bioenergy-themed musical performance.

If you missed the event, the recording can be viewed here.


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