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Free Virtual Circular Economy Workshop

Join us for 4 sessions over 2 days

September 23-24, 2020

1:00pm – 5:00pm EST

WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY

You are invited to attend the free virtual Circular Economy Workshop with a focus on,

Sustainable Materials – Innovating Our Future Beyond the Pandemic

Join us online on September 23 & 24, 2020 for 1 keynote presentation and 2 panel sessions each day.


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in fundamental ways and opened real possibilities to building a more sustainable industry sector in a broader ecosystem.

This free virtual workshop is hosted by the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) and is co-chaired by Professor Amar Mohanty and Professor Manju Misra.

The panelists from academia, industry, government and NGOs,will explore exciting possibilities for sustainable materials and innovative technologies to boost a recovery for a “greener” post pandemic world.

Focus Areas:

  • Sustainable Materials – Opportunities & Markets
  • New Directions on Carbon Footprint Reduction
  • Perspectives on Innovation and Commercialization
  • Circular Economy, Policy and Consumers

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DRAFT PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

*All times indicated below are in Eastern Daylight Time (Toronto, Canada time)

TIME

DESCRIPTION

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Opening Remarks: Amar Mohanty, University of Guelph, Canada
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote: Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore

“Circular Economy and Sustainable Materials Beyond the Pandemic”
(20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes Q&A)

Moderator: Amar Mohanty, University of Guelph, Canada

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM SESSION #1: New Opportunities in Sustainable Materials

Moderator: TBA

Speakers:

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Mohini Sain, University of Toronto, Canada

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Art Ragauskas, University of Tennessee, USA

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Anil Netravali, Cornell University, USA

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Chad Ulven, North Dakota State University, USA

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Panel Discussion:

Mohini Sain, Art Ragauskas, Anil Netravali, Chad Ulven

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM SESSION #2: New Directions for Sustainable Packaging and Carbon Footprint Reduction

Moderator: Atul Bali, Competitive Green Technologies, Canada

Speakers:

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University, USA

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Karen Stoeffler, National Research Council of Canada, Canada

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Yulin Deng, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Ranganath Shastri, Plastics Solutions/Expert Plastics Solutions de México, Mexico

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion:

Ramani Narayan, Karen Stoeffler, Yulin Deng, Ranganath Shastri

5:00 PM Closing Remarks: Amar Mohanty, University of Guelph, Canada

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

*All times indicated below are in Eastern Daylight Time (Toronto, Canada time)

TIME

DESCRIPTION

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Opening Remarks: Amar Mohanty, University of Guelph, Canada
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote: Debbie Mielewski, Ford, USA

“Finding our way to drive sustainability forward through a global pandemic”

(20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes Q&A)

Moderator: Manju Misra,​​​​​​ University of Guelph, Canada

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM SESSION #3: Perspectives on Innovation and Commercialization

Moderator: TBA

Speakers:

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Bill Orts, United States Department of Agriculture, USA

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Group, Canada

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Amy Sandhu, BASF, Canada

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Amar Mohanty, University of Guelph, Canada

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Panel Discussion:

Bill Orts, Hamdy Khalil, Amy Sandhu, Amar Mohanty

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM SESSION #4: Circular Economy Policy and Consumers

Moderator: Murray McLaughlin, McLaughlin Consultants, Canada

Speakers:

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Michael Carus, Nova Institute, Germany

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Greg Rampley, Natural Resources Canada, Canada

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Susan Robinson, Waste Management, USA

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Evan Fraser, Arrell Food Institute – University of Guelph, Canada

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion:

Michael Carus, Greg Rampley, Susan Robinson, Evan Fraser

5:00 PM Closing Remarks: Amar Mohanty, University of Guelph, Canada

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