The West Coast Bioenergy Guild allows individuals with interest in the bioenergy sector to connect and share insights. BCBN hosts a monthly Guild Event at the Devil’s Elbow, where guests can network and enjoy presentations from relevant speakers within the bioenergy community.
About The West Coast Bioenergy Guild
Objective: The objective is for attendees to share knowledge and develop relationships. This foundation will accelerate the sector.
Background: Established in 2009, the Guild is a monthly social gathering in the bioenergy/cleantech sector. A key opinion leader from the bioenergy/cleantech sector is invited to share their insights to enrich the community. Previous Special Guests include Jack Saddler (UBC-Forestry), Don Roberts (Nawitka Capital), Paul Austin (Fort Capital), and Ken Shields (Conifex Timber) to name a few.
Audience: The Guild is aimed at passionate people in the bioenergy/cleantech sector in BC. Students are welcome to attend. Attendees are encouraged to invite colleagues.
Format: Drinks and dinner (optional) starts at 5:30pm. Introductions start at 7pm followed by a presentation by the Special Guest for 30 minutes (powerpoint optional) followed by questions and group discussion. The event finishes at 8pm but attendees are welcome to continue networking.
Location: Devil’s Elbow, 562 Beatty St, Vancouver (a very short walk from the Stadium / Chinatown skytrain station).
Past Special Guests and Presentations:
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 – Brian Ahearn, Vice President at Canadian Fuels Association.
Presentation topic: Cleaner Fuels from the Petroleum Sector. This presentation outlined the quest of Canadian petroleum refiners to reduce the Greenhouse Gas emission profile of their fuel products, and provided an overview of the Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) regulatory design. The presentation also discussed the Clean Resources Innovation Network (CRIN), and Federal Government’s engagement to develop and commercialize clean technologies. Presentation available here.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 – Jeff Grant, Principal at Zen Clean Energy Solutions.
Presentation Topic: The Future of Hydrogen in British Columbia. This presentation highlighted Zen’s recently completed British Columbia Hydrogen Study, and outlined opportunities and recommendations to develop a vibrant and robust hydrogen economy in our province. Presentation available here.
Wednesday, July 17th 2019 – Faisal Mirza, Senior Project Manager, City of Vancouver, Solid Waste Strategic Services.
Presentation topic: The City of Vancouver’s Construction and Demolition Recovery Strategy. This presentation revealed how the City of Vancouver is dealing with Construction & Demolition Waste at the Vancouver Landfill, now, and into the future. Presentation available here.