Final agenda set for pellet heat conference
The final agenda and speakers have been set for next week’s Canadian Wood Pellet Heating Conference organized by Wood Pellet Association of Canada. To be held February 27 to March 1 at the Hilton Hotel in historic Quebec City.

More details and information on the hotel and tour can be found at theWPAC website.

Program

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th 2013

Site visit: La Cité verte – the forefront of district heating with wood pellets!

The tour begins at 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM.
Bus is leaving the Hilton Quebec City at 1:15 PM (Bus service provided by the organizing committee)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th 2013

7:00 – 8:15 8:15

8:30 – 10:00 8:30 (in english) 9:00 (in english) 9:30 (in english)

10:00 – 10:30 10:30 – 12:00

10:30 (in french)

10:50 (in french) 11:15 (in english) 11:40 (in french)

12:00 – 1:15 1:15 – 2:30

1:15 (in french)

Registration, coffee and trade show

Opening remarks

Robert Tarcon, President, Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) and Pierre-Olivier Morency, Manager, Wood Pellets, Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) & Director Market access and promotion, Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)

Session 1 – Markets and trends : the Canadian and International Wood Pellet Situation

Trends and developments in the Canadian pellet market

Robert Tarcon, President, Wood Pellet Association of Canada Learn What and How to Burn

Wayne Goodwin, Compact Appliances
North American Wood Pellet Export Market Forecast

Seth Walker, Associate Bioenergy Economist, RISI

Networking break and exhibition hall

Session 2 – Pellet heating appliances

Great potential, vast possibilities!

Residential wood pellet heating appliances: an introduction

Jean-François Fauteux, President, Maison DF
Vice­president, Association des professionnels du chauffage du Québec

ResoMass: The new energy logic

Éric Rousseau, Executive Director, Resomass Commercial Pellet Boilers

Simon Koeb, Business unit manager for Biomass Commercial, Viessmann Development of a new market: the wood pellets evaporator

Maurice Beauchamp, Director R&D, CDL Dallaire

Lunch break and exhibition hall

Session 3 – Environmental issues and sustainability

How pellet heating systems are sustainable for the environment?

Forest biomass, a green energy source?

Evelyne Thiffault, Research Scientist, Forest Biomass, Natural Resources Canada

1:40 (in french) 2:05 (in english)

2:30 – 3:00 3:00 – 4:00

4:00 – 6:00

Forest biomass to answer the challenge of climate change

Amélie Samuel-St-Laurent, Project Manager, Nature Québec

Stakeholder engagement: How to make better decisions, create better out­ comes, and turn opposition into support
Cam McAlpine, President, PRMedia

Networking break and exhibition hall

Session 4 – Panel session

Challenges related to wood pellets heating in Canada: how to set this energy option as a fuel of the future?
Panelists : Ken St-Gelais, Executive director, Granules LG, Michael Albright, Manager, Canadian Bioenergy Center and University of New­Brunswick, Marc-Antoine Cantin, President, SBI international William Strauss, President, Future Metrics

Networking cocktail

FRIDAY, MARCH 1st 2013

7:00 – 8:15 8:15
8:30 – 10:00

8:30 (in french)

9:00 (in english)

9:30 (in french)

10:00 – 10:30 10:30 – 12:00

10:30 (in french) 10:50 (in french) 11:10 (in english)

11:30 (in french) 11:55

Registration, coffee and trade show

Opening remarks – Pierre-Olivier Morency, QWEB/WPAC

Session 5 – Case studies: residential heating

Experiences and testimonies: examples of projects that work!

Impediments to the growth of residential pellet heating in Quebec and elsewhere
Marc-Antoine Cantin, President, SBI International

Maine Energy Systems: A success story for residential wood pellet fueled boilers and bulk pellet delivery systems
William Strauss, President, Future Metrics

Le Massif de Charlevoix: a solution for wood energy in mountain housing

Claude Routhier, President, PolyEnergie & Sara Robillard, Technical Representative, Trilex

Networking break and exhibition hall

Session 6 – Case studies: Commercial and institutional projects

Experiences and testimonies: examples of projects that work! From heating to industrial process: the solution is wood pellets!

Jérôme Simard, Executive Director, CFG­Énergie Inc. La Cité Verte: The use of biomass in urban areas

Claude Routhier, President, PolyEnergie

Pellet­based Heating Pilot Study

Michael Albright, Manager, Canadian Bioenergy Center and University of New­Brunswick

The potential of pellet heating for the agricultural industry

Louis-Martin Dion, Engineer in Bioresources, Jean Gobeil et associés Closing remarks