WPAC Conference & AGM 2021 – Day 1
September 20, 2021 at
1:20 pm - 1:45 pm ET (10:20 am - 10:45 am PT)
Getting to Net Zero in Canada with Pellets
Speaker: Dr. Jamie Stephen, TorchLight Bioresources Inc.
Canada has joined over 120 countries in committing to be net-zero emissions by 2050. A number of provinces and cities have already made similar commitments, and most recently the Province of Ontario put forward a draft Forest Biomass Action Plan to support economic development by enhancing the use of under-utilized forest resources including mill by-products and under-utilized forest biofibre. Despite these progressive initiatives, there remain challenges and opportunities for biomass in Canada. Join leading Canadian experts to hear how pellets can and should have an important role in the transition to Net Zero in Canada.
Dr. Jamie Stephen
Dr. Jamie Stephen, Ph.D. is the Managing Director of TorchLight Bioresources, Canada’s leading bioenergy strategy adviser. Clients include national, provincial, and municipal governments, First Nations, utilities, airlines, large industrial emitters, and national industry associations. TorchLight has completed multiple contracts for the Government of Canada on the role of bioenergy – with prioritization of bioheat – in reaching Net Zero. Dr. Stephen holds a PhD in Forest and Bioenergy Economics and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.