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Powering the Bioeconomy – Inspired by Innovation to Build a BioEnergy Future

November 17th 2010
Online Webinar




SBN, in partnership with LifeSciences BC, is hosting a Web-Conference on the Bioenergy Industry in BC: ‘Powering the Bioeconomy – Inspired by Innovation to Build a BioEnergy Future.’ The two companies presenting, Lignol Energy Corporation and Diacarbon Energy, have both found unique ways of processing wood waste to make ethanol and other bioproducts. Find out about the science and strategy behind their success.

This online seminar is a new format for SBN; it means that it’s easy to attend no matter what your University. The best part is, you can ‘attend’ from the comfort of your home !

Agenda & Speakers

Welcome & Objectives

Sarah Neumann, Event Liaison, Student Biotechnology Network

Bob Ingratta, BioEnergy & BioProducts Sector Specialist, LifeSciences BC

Presentation by Lignol Energy Corp

Gurminder Minhas, Director of Technology Deployment

Presentation by DIACARBON Energy Inc.

Jerry Ericsson, President

Q& A  and Wrap-up

Time & Location

Date: Wednesday Nov 17th 2010
Time: 10am-11am (PST)
Location: Online 
How: Register to access the webinar online


Company Bios


Lignol Energy Corporation– Bioenergy from Forestry Waste

Undertaking the development of biorefining technologies for the production of fuel-grade ethanol and other biochemical co-products from non-food cellulosic biomass feedstocks. Lignol’s modified solvent-based pre-treatment technology facilitates the rapid, high yield conversion of cellulose to ethanol and the production of value added biochemical co-products, including HP-L™ Lignin from its fully integrated industrial-scale biorefinery pilot plant in Burnaby, British Columbia. Lignol received LifeSciences BC;s 2008 Emerging Company of the Year Award.

DIACARBON Energy Inc. – New Company producing BioProducts from Wood Waste

The new company has developed a portable pyrolysis technology for a 2 ton/hour Portable Biomass Refinery to produce BioChar and BioProducts from wood waste. Jerry Ericsson is a member of SBN and completed his PhD at Simon Fraser University.


How to Register

Registration is free of charge but required to access the Webinar.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.


System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer


[ SBN would not be possible without its generous sponsors ]