April 2014

Evolution and Growth: The Future of the Bioeconomy in Canada

11:45am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Château Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

The bioeconomy offers a unique opportunity to foster economic growth and job creation, advance innovation, and help Canada move towards a more prosperous and sustainable energy future.

Renewable fuels, be it ethanol, biodiesel or advanced biofuels, extend our oil supply, diversify our fuel mix and offer superior environmental performance. These biofuels also create new markets for Canadian agricultural products.

Through the 2007 federal Renewable Fuels Strategy and capital investment, Canada has built a strong foundation for renewable fuel products and technology. Now is the time to leverage this success and take it to the next level.

“Evolution and Growth” is the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association’s vision and action plan to ensure that Canada capitalizes on the full potential of its natural biomass and delivers more of the sustainable fuels and products that Canadian consumers want and need.

Evolution and Growth: The Future of the Bioeconomy in Canada

Senator JoAnne L. Buth

Senator JoAnne L. Buth

JoAnne L. Buth is an agriculture professional who is committed to a sustainable and profitable Canadian agricultural and food sector. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Manitoba.

Ms. Buth was the President of the Canola Council of Canada from 2007 to 2012. Before that, Ms. Buth served as Vice President of the Council. She has also held several positions as a manager and was a weed management specialist at the Soils and Crops Branch of Manitoba Agriculture. She was a research and development manager at DowElanco Canada Inc. and an information officer for the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Winnipeg.
In 1998, Ms. Buth was a recipient of the Manitoba Agriculture “Motivator of the Year” award.

Ms. Buth resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

W. Scott Thurlow

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association

W. Scott Thurlow

W. Scott Thurlow joined the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association as President in April 2012. Trained as a lawyer, Scott specializes in federal and provincial regulatory policies, including health, environment, energy and chemical management. He is also an expert on the laws governing legislative processes, lobbying and elections in Canada.

Scott's experience includes the private practice of law, where he has represented a wide range of clients before federal tribunals and boards, as well as acting for litigants in Ontario's provincial courts.