WPAC Conference & AGM 2020 – Day 1
September 22, 2020 at
12:20pm - 12:50pm ET
Wood Pellets in Canada’s Low Carbon Energy Future
Speaker: Dr. Jamie Stephen, TorchLight Bioresources
Under the Paris Agreement, Canada committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. About 90% of Canadian wood pellets are exported to other countries while the domestic market in Canada remains frustratingly small. Dr. Stephen will discuss the significant contribution that wood pellets could make in helping Canada meet its climate obligations, suggest policy options for the Canadian and provincial governments to support the use of solid biofuels, and show the areas of Canada which have the highest potential for market growth.
Dr. Jamie Stephen
Dr. Jamie Stephen is the Founder and Managing Director of TorchLight Bioresources, a bioenergy and biofuels consulting and project development company. He has managed over 60 bioenergy projects for a broad variety of public and private sector clients including national and provincial governments, investment funds, manufacturers, infrastructure developers, airlines, transportation fuel producers, utilities, technology developers, First Nations, and energy industry associations. Projects have focused on industrial growth strategies, facility feasibility, technology deployment hurdles, and investment prioritization. Jamie holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Bioenergy Economics from the University of British Columbia.