Forestery, Bioproducts and Environmental Impact

25/09/2012 9:30:00 AM

With the start of the fall season, we have the pleasure to invite you to the second networking event of BioTech Annecto in partnership with CRIBIQ (Consortium de recherche et innovations en bioprocédés industriels au Québec) that will take place on September 25th, 2012.

This a joint-evenst swill focus on Forestry, Bioproducts and their environmental impact and will be held in the form of a technical workshops followed by a presentation on the topic and a networking event organized to consolidate the discussions initiated at the workshops.



Event description


Part I: Simultaneous Workshops (9h30 am to 12 pm)


In January 2012, the CRIBIQ, in collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique, CRIQ, CSPP, CTRI, SEREX and PAPTAC, organized a symposium on “Forest as a renewable source of chemicals” in Montreal that attracted more than 100 participants. Organized as a discussion on the perspectives and trends in forest chemicals, the aim was to identify possible actions to undertake for further development.


Building on last symposium, the purpose of this event is twofold. First, It will address issues associated with 3 main development and diversification paths of the forest industry identified during last symposium. Second, an innovative approach to the field will reside in integrating a life cycle assessment (LCA) perspective into each topic and workshop. The latter will be done with the help of the environmental impact assessment team at NRC Montreal lead by Pierre Yves Robidoux Ph.D., project manager in the Applied Ecotoxicology group directed by Geoffrey Sunahara, Ph.D.


The workshops will be organized around the following themes:


  1. Bioproducts, Biomaterials and Cellulosic derivatives
  2. Biomass fractionation processes
  3. Biofuels and energy products



Networking lunch (12 pm to 1 pm)


Following the workshops, attendees will be able to network during lunch time where a meal will be served in the cafeteria of the NRC, Montreal.



Part II: Topic Presentation and Netowrking session (1 pm to 4h pm)


Following the lunch, the networking event will start with a presentation will be given by Dr. Mariya Marinova, Co-director of the Research Unit on Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development of the Forest Biorefinery (Polytechnique Montréal), on:


Sustainable Development of Forest Biorefineries: Challenges and Opportunities


Subsequent to the presentation, a networking  session will take place in the garden of the NRC-Montreal. The afternoon will then conclude with a summary of the problems and solutions discussed in each workshops.



Reservation and Information



Date and time: September 25, 2012 from 9h30 am to 4h pm


Location: National Research Council of Canada, Montreal

6100 Royalmount avenue, Montreal, Qc, H4P 2R2


To RSVP, please visit:


Considering the success of the past event during which more than 80 professionals could interact and exchange ideas, we look forward to seeing you again on September 25 th, 2012.


Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at or by phone at +1 514 834 0219 and  +1 514 298 7503.

July Event - with StartUp Canada

10/07/2012 3:30:00 PM

StartUp Canada Town Hall Meeting & Cocktail Reception!


BioTech Annecto (previously BioTech Montréal) is one of the organizers.


Town Hall



A panel discussion with entrepreneurs from different industries discussing the challenges of starting a business and what they would like to see in terms of synergy and greater cooperation between different industries.



Mohamed Hage – President of Lufa Farms
Bertrand Doré – President of
Karim Boulos – President of
Daniele Henkel – TBC or other


Notman House

51 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, QC H2X 1X2


Time: 3:30pm to 6pm.




Opportunity to meet up with entrepreneurs and other VIPs.


Le St-Cyr
22 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est

Montréal, QC H2X 1K4


Time: 6pm to 8pm


Cost: FREE


Space will be limited (only 100 spots)!